Friday, October 5, 2012

The Toggery Shop Cabinet Photo

Great cabinet photo of The Toggery Shop. I'm not sure of the location of this shop or who the gent is in front of it. I'd love to get my hands on those cardboard die cut advertising pieces in the window.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Emerson Shoe Advertising Ink Blotter

Advertising ink blotter from The Emerson Shoe Company. Great use of type and color.

Friday, September 28, 2012

1905 Trojan Laundry and Custom Shirt Factory Advertising Envelope

Great illustrated advertising envelope from the Trojan Laundry and Custom Shirt Factory in Detroit, Michigan. The cover is postmarked April 25, 1905 from Detroit. The front of the cover is pretty nice, but it's the type elements on the back that really caught my attention.

Undated photo from the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library

Thursday, September 27, 2012

1909 The Hub Advertising Postcard

1909 advertising postcard from The Hub Clothing Store. Henry C. Sytton was the president. The card was produced by Alfred Holzman Company. The illustration on the front is very J.C. Leyendecker like, but I'm pretty positive it's not by him. I've found a few entries online for clothing stores called "The Hub" in different locations. The photo below, dated 1932 is from Madison, Wisconsin and has the same logo as the front postcard.

From the Wisconsin Historical Society

Monday, September 24, 2012

Israel London Advertising Card

Advertising card for Israel London, dealer in ladies' and gent's garments. London's shop was located in Salem, Massachusetts. The card is undated but probably from the late 1800s. The card has a note on the back. it reads. Mr. Goldstein, Please deliver to Mr. Oulette one sheep skin coat and charge it to me. I. London.

Monday, September 17, 2012