Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Cards distributed by merchants or manufacturers to advertise or promote their business or product, sometimes as premiums. For small printed sheets or cards bearing tradesmen's advertisements from the 17th through the 19th century, use "trade cards." For cards made later, bearing the name and address of a business concern and the name of its representative, and intended more for information than for advertising, use "business cards." For cards made later and issued primarily to be collected, with or without advertisements on them, use "collecting cards." For cards intended to be posted as public advertisements, use "posters" or its narrower terms.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection of advertisements that depict American history
Call Number: WA MSS S-2622
Overview: This collection consists of collecting cards, advertising cards, sticker books, sheet music, and printed ephemera that document popular culture images of the United States and North America, as viewed chiefly by countries throughout Europe, including France, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The collection provides depictions of American subjects and themes from primarily European viewpoints used by companies to advertise their products or as premiums accompanying products....
Dates: 1870-2004, bulk 1887-1970
Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection of American children's literature
Call Number: GEN MSS 764
Overview: Collection consists of manuscripts (correspondence and drafts of writings), illustration material (drawings in all media, photographs, book dummies, and printing blocks and plates), and publication proofs by various authors and artists including Louisa May Alcott, Alexander Anderson, Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel, Gelett Burgess, Harrison Cady, Palmer Cox, F. O. C. Darley, W. W. Denslow, Jo Mora, Peter Newell, and Symeon Shimin, as well as work produced for the McLoughlin Brothers publishing...