Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, circa 1860-1896
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Grand Army of the Republic
1.6 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Cartoons (humorous images)
A wide variety of documents related to the Civil War and its aftermath, including: bond and loan documents, receipts, camp vouchers, Confederate currency, personal correspondence, discharge papers, papers relating to recruitment, casualties, and pensions; material relating to the Grand Army of the Republic; also advertising cards, ribbons, badges; pamphlets and books; songs and poems; printed images, including political cartoons; photographs of men in uniform, especially cartes-de-visite.
Civil War series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box #, folder ##, digital file ###
Materials relating to adhesives and the adhesive industry, circa 1845-1928. Materials primarily include advertising, bills and receipts, pamphlets, shipping documents, catalogs and correspondence from manufacturers and distributors of adhesives. Also publications geared towards the homemaker.
Adhesives, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box X, folder XX, digital file XXX
Primarily information related to significant events in the history of African Americans in the U.S., including slavery, abolition, colonization, Reconstruction, Civil War, and the Civil Rights movement. Minimal advertisements.
Afro-Americana series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1790-1945, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Primarily trade catalogs, printed advertisements, correspondence on letterhead stationery, price lists, bills, receipts, addresses, envelopes, advertising cards, reports, manuals, memorandum books, fair tickets, lithographs, photographs, almanacs, etc., from manufacturers and distributors of farming machinery and implements. Many agricultural tools and products are represented. Also includes material from agricultural societies, such as the American Agricultural Association and the Livestock Society of America, and from experiment stations, along with general publications and periodicals.
Agriculture, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box #, folder ##, digital file ###
Dry goods series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, 1814-1973
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Woolworth, F. W
John Wanamaker (Firm)
Sears, Roebuck and Company
Woodward & Lothrop
14.52 cubic feet (44 boxes)
Primarily correspondence, invoices and receipts, advertisements, trade catalogs, handbills, pamphlets, advertising cards, photographs, cloth samples, leaflets, books, prospectuses, order forms, chromolithographs, clippings, seals, postcards, business cards, greeting cards, almanacs, calendar, cardboard standups, fans, paper bag samples, and import/export documents from businesses referred to loosely as department or variety stores. Generally these stores sold a variety of products, including clothing and accessories, home furnishings, stationery, groceries and novelties. Contains numerous images, especially of children. Businesses represented include Macy's, Woodward & Lothrop, Woolworth's, Sears Roebuck & Company, Montgomery Ward and Wanamaker's.
Dry Goods, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box #, folder ##, digital file ###
Soap series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, 1838-1953
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
3 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Miscellaneous business ephemera and advertising material related to soap, from the period ca.1838-1953. Includes substantial material from larger soap manufacturers, such as Procter & Gamble, Lever Brothers, and Colgate. Also, patents, trademarks, general correspondence, material on soap machinery, soap recipes, soap premiums, photographs of soap bars and wrappers, bills and receipts, and a checkerboard advertising lye products. Since many soap manufacturers also made candles, candles and related products are found in this series: e.g., baking powder, baking soda, yeast, polish, leather preservatives, grease neets foot oil, hides, tallow, wool skins, etc.; also products associated with the laundry, including starch, bluing, washing powders, and washing fluids. Images on advertising cards often depict ethnic groups in stereotypical fashion. Materials are organized alphabetically by name of manufacturer or distributor. Some general materials are arranged by type, including official documents, patents, trademarks, recipes, photographs, and import/export documents. A listing of the major brand names is also included, along with the respective manufacturers.
Soap, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box #, folder ##, digital file ###
Honeywell Calender, 1955. Scan number above is for month of April: calendar page with cartoon of "Pottawattamie Ceramics Corp." making ceramics. Caption: "Looks like the Chief is Still Experimenting with his Automatic Factory Idea."
040060126.tif (AC Scan No.: illustration for April)
Above scan is for month of April with illustration: man holding onto pipe with various country symbols around him. Two other men bang on the man's pipe and berate him. Caption: "Tap that one again, Marconi--Skinhead's listening now!"