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

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Palm Lite by Palm Beach Company Advertisng Postcard

Illustrated advertising postcard for Palm Lite Suits by the Palm Beach Company. This new summer garment was a blend of Dacron, polyester and worsted wool.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

1903 W.C. Kern Company, College Goods Letterhead

Great illustrated letterhead from The W.C. Kern Company of Chicago, Illinois. The letter is dated May 2, 1903. William C. Kern established his company in 1898 right after graduating the University of Chicago. The company manufactured college and society goods.

Monday, September 10, 2012

J.H Ellis Men's Furnisher Advertising Card

Early 1900s advertising card for J.H. Ellis Men's Furnisher, Hatter and Tailor in Troy, New York. The card also advertises the Star Theatre.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

1902 American Trouser Company Advertising Envelope & Letterhead

Amazing illustrated advertising envelope and letterhead from the American Trouser Company Inc., located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The envelope is double postmarked with one on July 3rd from Indianapolis and another from New York City on July 5th. Even though the letterhead states that the were the largest exclusive trousers manufacturers in America, there is very little information on the company on the web.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Circa 1902-03 Schultz the Tailor Real Photo Postcard

Great real photo postcard showing Schultz the Tailor. Not sure if any of the four men shown is actually H. Schultz. The card does have a stamp on the back but never appears to have been mailed becuase there's no postmark. The Benjamin Franklin stamp on the back was issued in 1902-1903.