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Carriage and fire engine trade cards

Collection Creator:
Landor Associates  Search this
Landor, Walter, 1913-1995  Search this
Container:
Box 184, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Landor Design Collection, circa 1862-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Landor Design Collection
Landor Design Collection / Series 1: Landor Associates Business Records / 1.20: Original Artwork, 1976-1992, undated
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8481c4a90-4aa3-44d0-ad3b-07c31b216fe2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0500-ref2310

Trade Card

Depicted (sitter); referenced:
Kennedy, John F.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
black; white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Trade Card
Place made:
United States
Referenced:
Cuba
Soviet Union
General subject association:
Presidents  Search this
Referenced:
News  Search this
ID Number:
2015.0093.35
Accession number:
2015.0093
Catalog number:
2015.0093.35
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Political and Military History: Political History, Presidential History Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-93b6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1763880

Trade Card for The Liverpool Cloth Establishment

Title:
Philips & Holmes Cloth Establishment Trade Card
Associated person:
Copp, Jr., Samuel  Search this
Owner:
Copp Family  Search this
Physical Description:
paper, wove (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in x 3 in; 11.43 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
card, trade
Other Terms:
Trade Card; Printed
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, Liverpool, Liverpool
Place owned:
United States: Connecticut, Stonington
Date made:
ca 1825
Subject:
Business  Search this
Depicted:
Sheep  Search this
Ships  Search this
Wool  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of John Brenton Copp
ID Number:
DL.006513.03
Accession number:
28810
Catalog number:
6513.03
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Advertising
Copp Collection
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-2091-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_316270
Online Media:

Pocket Monster Card Game, Mixed Deck

Maker:
Nintendo Co., Ltd.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall (one card) material)
Measurements:
overall (one card): 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
playing cards
Place made:
Japan: Japan
Date made:
1996
Credit Line:
Judy Gradwohl
ID Number:
2016.3016.25
Nonaccession number:
2016.3016
Catalog number:
2016.3016.25
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-9063-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813120

Pokémon Fossil Card Game

Maker:
Wizards of the Coast, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall (one card) material)
Measurements:
overall (one card): 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
playing cards
Date made:
1999
Credit Line:
Judy Gradwohl
ID Number:
2016.3016.26
Catalog number:
2016.3016.26
Nonaccession number:
2016.3016
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-4e26-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813245

Basic Pokémon Card Game

Maker:
Wizards of the Coast, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall (one card) material)
Measurements:
overall (one card): 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
playing cards
Date made:
1999
Credit Line:
Judy Gradwohl
ID Number:
2016.3016.27
Catalog number:
2016.3016.27
Nonaccession number:
2016.3016
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-4e27-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813247

Pokémon Card Game, Mixed Deck

Maker:
Wizards of the Coast, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall (one card) material)
Measurements:
overall (one card): 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
playing cards
Date made:
1999
Credit Line:
Judy Gradwohl
ID Number:
2016.3016.28
Catalog number:
2016.3016.28
Nonaccession number:
2016.3016
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a7f0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813249

Pokémon Card Game Energy Cards

Maker:
Wizards of the Coast, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall (one card): 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
playing cards
Place made:
United States
Associated Place:
Japan
Date made:
1996
Credit Line:
Judy Gradwohl
ID Number:
2016.3016.29
Nonaccession number:
2016.3016
Catalog number:
2016.3016.29
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a7f1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813250

Pokémon The First Movie Cards

Maker:
Nintendo Co., Ltd.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
collectible cards
Place made:
United States
Credit Line:
Judy Gradwohl
ID Number:
2016.3016.30
Catalog number:
2016.3016.30
Nonaccession number:
2016.3016
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a86a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813340
Online Media:

Digimon Trading Card

Maker:
Upper Deck  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
collectable card
collectible card
Place made:
United States
Date made:
2000
Credit Line:
Judy Gradwohl
ID Number:
2016.3016.31
Catalog number:
2016.3016.31
Nonaccession number:
2016.3016
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a86b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813350
Online Media:

Machamp Foil Pokémon Trading Card

Maker:
Wizards of the Coast, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (card sleeve material)
paper, metal (trading card material)
Measurements:
card sleeve: 4 in x 3 in x 1/16 in; 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm x .127 cm
Object Name:
playing card
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1999
Credit Line:
Judy Gradwohl
ID Number:
2016.3016.42
Catalog number:
2016.3016.42
Nonaccession number:
2016.3016
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-d955-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1817647
Online Media:

Rules for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Version Two

Maker:
Wizards of the Coast, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 5/32 in; 13.0175 cm x 8.89 cm x .381 cm
Object Name:
book
Associated Place:
United States: Pennsylvania, Japan
Japan
Date made:
1999
Credit Line:
Judy Gradwohl
ID Number:
2016.3016.10
Nonaccession number:
2016.3016
Catalog number:
2016.3016.10
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-9533-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1807520
Online Media:

Burger King Pokéball for Gold Trading Card with Certificate

Maker:
Nintendo Co., Ltd.  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (pokeball material)
cardboard (trading card material)
Measurements:
pokéball: 3 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; 9.525 cm x 8.89 cm x 10.795 cm
trading card w/ wrap: 3 5/16 in x 2 in; 8.382 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
toy
Place made:
China
Associated Place:
United States: Pennsylvania, Japan
Japan
Date made:
1999
Credit Line:
Judy Gradwohl
ID Number:
2016.3016.14
Nonaccession number:
2016.3016
Catalog number:
2016.3016.14
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-5a10-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1807921
Online Media:

Pokémon LockDown Theme Deck Packaging

Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in x 1 3/16 in; 13.97 cm x 9.525 cm x 3.048 cm
Object Name:
container
Place made:
United States
Associated Place:
United States: Pennsylvania, Japan
Japan
Date made:
1999
Credit Line:
Judy Gradwohl
ID Number:
2016.3016.19
Nonaccession number:
2016.3016
Catalog number:
2016.3016.19
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-95d1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1811782
Online Media:

Pokémon LockDown Deck Aerodactyl Coin

Maker:
Wizards of the Coast, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm
Object Name:
coin
Associated Place:
United States: Pennsylvania, Japan
Japan
Date made:
1999
Credit Line:
Judy Gradwohl
ID Number:
2016.3016.20
Nonaccession number:
2016.3016
Catalog number:
2016.3016.20
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-95d2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1811788

Pocket Monsters Card Game Energy Cards

Maker:
Nintendo Co., Ltd.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall (one card): 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
playing cards
Place made:
Japan
Associated Place:
Japan
Date made:
1996
Credit Line:
Judy Gradwohl
ID Number:
2016.3016.23
Nonaccession number:
2016.3016
Catalog number:
2016.3016.23
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-9061-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813117
Online Media:

Pocket Monster Pokémon Playing Cards

Maker:
Nintendo Co., Ltd.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall (one card) material)
Measurements:
overall (one card): 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
playing cards
Date made:
1996
Credit Line:
Judy Gradwohl
ID Number:
2016.3016.24
Nonaccession number:
2016.3016
Catalog number:
2016.3016.24
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-9062-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813118

Pokémon Promotional Game Cards

Maker:
Wizards of the Coast, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall (one card) material)
Measurements:
overall (one card): 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
playing cards
Date made:
1999
Credit Line:
Judy Gradwohl
ID Number:
2016.3016.22
Catalog number:
2016.3016.22
Nonaccession number:
2016.3016
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-d41a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813229
Online Media:

Norcross Greeting Card Collection

Collector:
Norcross, Arthur Dickinson, d. 1968  Search this
Rust, Fred Winslow, 1877?-1949  Search this
Rust Craft Greeting Card Company (Dedham (Mass.))  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
Designer:
Tuck, Raphael, fl. 1880s  Search this
Prang, Louis, fl. 1880-1900  Search this
Chase, Ernest Dudley, fl. 1920s  Search this
Manufacturer:
Norcross Greeting Card Company (New York (N.Y.))  Search this
Rust Craft Publishers (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Extent:
1,200 Cubic feet (3,010 boxes, 362 volumes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lithographs
Business records
Chromolithographs
Color slides
Greeting cards
Valentines
Trade cards
Postcards
Motion pictures (visual works)
Advertisements
Scrapbooks
Slides (photographs)
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century
Boston (Mass.) -- 1910-1950
Date:
1800-1981
bulk 1880-1881
Summary:
Collections consists of the records of both the Norcross Greeting Card Company founded in New York City in the 1920s and The Rust Craft Greeting Card Company, founded in Kansas City, Missouri, 1906. Both the Norcross and Rust Craft companies collected antique greeting cards. Also includes a small number of modern cards by other manufacturers, circa 1930-1980. Collection represents development of the greeting card industry, social trends in the United States and technology of the printing industry from 1924 through 1978.
Scope and Contents:
The Norcross Greeting Card Collection consists of cards and a few records of both the Norcross Greeting Card Company and the Rust Craft Greeting Card Company, circa 1911 1981; antique greeting cards, circa 1800 1930 (bulk 1880 1900) collected by both these companies and their executives; and a small number of modern cards by other manufacturers, circa 1939 1960. According to Norcross Company officials in 1978, this collection represents "not only a history of the development of the greeting card industry but also a history of social trends in the United States" and gives "an indication of the quality and technology of the [printing] industry from 1924 through 1978."
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into six series.

Series 1: Norcross Company Records, 1920-1981

Series 2: Antique Greeting Card Collection, circa 1800-1930 (bulk 1880-1990)

Series 3: Rust Craft Company Records, circa 1920-1980

Series 4: Greeting Cards by Other Manufacturers, 1939-1960

Series 5: Norcross Company Permanent Files, 1911-1981

Series 6: Rust Craft Company Permanent Files, 1927-1981
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur D. Norcross founded the Norcross Greeting Card Company in New York City in the nineteen twenties. From the start Norcross cards had a "look" which contributed to their selling success although, through the years, the company commanded only a small share of the greeting card market. In 1974 the company relocated to West Chester and Exton, Pennsylvania, where in 1981 Norcross and the Rust Craft Greeting Card Company merged to form divisions of a parent company.

At some point, Norcross executives realized the value of collecting and preserving antique greeting cards. The company built a large collection of antique cards, a number of which traveled in shows around the country bringing attention not only to the cards themselves but also to the Norcross Company.

Arthur Norcross died in 1968, and the company had four owners from then until 1982. One of the owners, the Ziff Corporation, a New York publisher, picked up the Norcross Company to augment the floundering Rust Craft Greeting Card Company that it had purchased primarily for its television holdings. Finally the Norcross and Rust Craft combination was acquired by Windsor Communications, Inc., a privately held company. In August 1981 Windsor entered into Chapter 11 proceedings under the Federal bankruptcy law and ceased producing greeting cards. Factors leading to bankruptcy included the expensive consolidation of Norcross and Rust Craft, a doubtful marketing strategy, and unsuccessful efforts to continue producing two distinct lines of greeting cards.

The Rust Craft Greeting Card Company, some of whose records are contained in this collection, was begun as a little bookshop by Fred Rust, (1877? 1949) in Kansas City in 1906. Later that year he created a plain Christmas folder which he called a "letter," perhaps a forerunner of the greeting card. These "letters" proved successful sellers prompting Rust to increase his publications over the years and expand his line to include post cards, greeting cards with envelopes, calendars, and blotters, in addition to lines of cards for New Year's and birthdays. Donald Rust, his brother, soon joined him to take over manufacturing, and in 1908, Fred Rust, seeking to increase distribution, carried his line to Boston while Donald carried his to California. The original bookshop was retained until 1910 when all retailing was discontinued. After building a considerable volume of business, the firm was consolidated in Boston in 1914 and became known as Rust Craft Publishers.

Sales mounted as the company issued cards for various seasons. Many of the sentiments were written by Fred Rust himself. Around 1927 Ernest Dudley Chase joined the firm as an associate in charge of creation and advertising. In the 1950s the company relocated to Dedham, Massachusetts and finally in 1981 merged with the Norcross Company in West Chester and Exton, Pennsylvania.

A popular innovation of the Rust Craft Company was a card bearing the sentiment printed on the card itself with four or five extra sentiments tucked in as part of the message and design. This card was so popular that it was patented with the name Tukkin. The Rust Craft Company also collected some antique greeting cards.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

AC0109 Division of Domestic Life Greeting Card Collection, circa 1854-1975

AC0126 Burris and Byrd Family Card Sample Case, circa 1920

AC0263 Susie Paige Afro-American Greeting Card Collection, 1900-1984

AC0376 Olive Leavister 19th Century Handmade Valentine Collection, 1830-1880

AC0404 Archives Center Business Americana Collection, circa 1900-present

AC0530 Beatrice Litzinger Postcard Collection, 1900-1990

AC0468Archives Center Scrapbook Collection, circa 1880-circa 1960

AC0579 Greeting Card Collection, 1920s-1970s

AC0886 Ernest Dudley Chase Papers, 1930s-1940s

AC1198 Beatrice Morgan Steyskal Collection of Greeting Cards, 1958-1970

AC0060 Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

AC1251 L.F. Pease Greeting Card Company Collection, circa 1908-1913

AC 1252 Sandford Greeting Card Company and Family Papers, circa 1840-1990

AC 0062 Hoffmania (or Hoffman Collection

AC0295 Rocky Herosian Collection, 1910-1943

AC0674 Jean Clairmook Radio Scrapbook, 1930-1932

AC0136 Celia K. Erskine Scrapbook of Valentines, Advertising Cards, and Postcards, circa 1882-1884

The Valentine & Expressions of Love [videocassette], 2000 within the Archives Center Miscellaneous Film and Videotape Collection, (AC0358)
Provenance:
Norcross Greeting Card Company, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1982-1985.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Viewing the film portion of the collection without reference copies requires special appointment, please inquire. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270. Viewing the film portion of the collection without reference copies requires special appointment, please inquire.
Rights:
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.
Genre/Form:
Lithographs
Business records -- 20th century
Chromolithographs -- 1880-1900
Color slides
Greeting cards -- ca. 1800-1980
Valentines
Trade cards
Postcards
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 1960-1980
Advertisements
Scrapbooks
Slides (photographs) -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Norcross Greeting Card Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0058
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Norcross Greeting Card Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fee76ca9-fd6e-4fb4-b182-ce197659fe7d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0058
Online Media:

Trade Card

Depicted (sitter); referenced:
Kennedy, John F.  Search this
Kennedy, Jacqueline Bouvier  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
black; white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Trade Card
Place made:
United States
Associated place:
France: Île-de-France, Paris
General subject association:
Presidents  Search this
First Ladies  Search this
Foreign Policy  Search this
ID Number:
2015.0093.68
Accession number:
2015.0093
Catalog number:
2015.0093.68
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Presidential History Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-489f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1764213

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