Thursday, January 26, 2012

Antique Scrapbook - Part III

More pages from the scrapbook. Some business advertisements include: American Arms Co. / Rising Sun Stove Polish / Dr. Simmons Liver Regulator / Anderson's Cough Cure / University Medicines / Schepp's Cocoanut / Elgin watches / J & P Coats thread / Boston baked beans / Augusta Healy's vegetable pills / Charter Oak City Shirt Co. / Jacob Hoffman brewery / Skilton Foote Co.'s Bunker Hill pickles / Solar Tip Shoes / Beef Canning Co. / Eldridge's safety halter / Pond's Extract / J. Hetherington / Kibbe Big Sandy cigar


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Advertising Scrapbook - Part II

The neat thing about this scrapbook is the inclusion of cut out newspaper advertisements. Knox had a penchant for cutting out items that dealt with product / business trademarks. Also, the book is full of labels - there is a nice colorful selection of soap labels on the pages below.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Advertising Scrapbook - Part I

I bought a scrapbook last week and below are the first few pages of it. While its not full of trade cards, it is full of labels and cut off newspaper advertisement which I love. When I first looked at the book, I realized it was a salesmen sample for Alexander H. Stephens book the War Between the States. Stephens was a an American politician from Georgia and was Vice President of the Confederate States during the Civil War. This book was turned into a scrapbook by Robert C. Knox of Manchester Connecticut in 1882. Knox pasted in the book labels, newspaper advertisements and trade cards. Enjoy.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Finally - we have snow!

Finally, snow has landed here in Southern Wisconsin. No more muddy paws. Hurray!!
Enjoy some billheads dealing with sleds and skates.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dogs on paper

To carry on with the dog theme - enjoy some dogs on paper - from billheads, letterheads, receipts, licenses and even on calling card.