The collection consists primarily of advertising and promotional materials for products sold by the Fournet Drugstore. In addition, there are photographs of the African American community in St. Martinville, Louisiana.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists primarily of advertising and promotional materials for products sold by the Fournet Drugstore in St. Martinville, Louisiana. Most of these materials are from well-known companies such as Hallmark Cards, Johnson & Johnson, Yardley of London and Max Factor. Of particular interest are the photographs of the African American community dating primarily from the 1950s.
Series 3: Point of Purchase Displays and Packaging, 1973-1977; undated
The collection was donated to the Museum by Magdell F. Theriot and Fred G. Fournet in 1984.
Collection is open for research.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Images include the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Lafayette; St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martinville; Grand Isle; and a cartoon depiction of the Durand wedding in St. Martinville, LA. (Digital surrogates: landes_postcards_louisiana)
The Ruth Landes papers are open for research. The nitrate negatives in this collection have been separated from the collection and stored offsite. Access to nitrate negatives is restricted due to preservation concerns.
Access to the Ruth Landes papers requires an appointment.
Ruth Landes papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The revision of this finding aid and digitization of portions of the collection were made possible through the financial support of the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund.