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Guide to the Garrett Orr Papers, circa 1873-1994, bulk 1890s-1914, 1935-1965

Collection Overview

The Garrett Orr Papers document the artistic output and personal files of advertising executive Garrett Orr. Although the collection spans the years circa 1873 to 1994, the bulk of the materials fall within two main periods: the 1890s to 1914, comprising a photographic collection of old poster images; and 1930 to 1965, which approximates the span of Orr's professional life. The collection includes the original drawings, water colors and paintings produced by Orr as designs for the outdoor advertising campaigns of a wide variety of products such as Gillette razors, Ipana toothpaste (Bristol-Myers), Lucky Strikes and Viceroy cigarettes (Brown & Williamson), Mazola corn oil (Corn Products Refining Company), Seagram beverages, Verney fabrics, and White Rose tea. Also included are folders of photographs, slides and negatives of Orr's advertising work for approximately 550 companies (with index). In addition, a collection of almost 200 large-format negatives and photographs document images of 19th- and early 20th-century posters for plays, musicals, minstrel shows, circuses, and hotels. A large set of clippings files contain published examples of the work of over 100 graphic artists and illustrators contemporary with Orr, including Floyd Davis, Ronald McLeod, George Petty, Howard Scott, Ben Stahl, Jon Whitcomb, and J. Walter Wilkinson. The collection is organized into five series--the General Files Series; the Artists and Illustrators Series; the Product Files Series; the Other Photographic Materials Series; and the Sketches Series. Large-format items from the Artists and Illustrators Series and Sketches Series have been relocated to Oversize Materials.

Closely related collections held by the Rubenstein Library include: the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) Archives; the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) Poster Designs; the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) Slide Library; the Duplex Advertising Company Billboard Images and Records; the Strobridge Lithographing Company Advertisements; the R.C. Maxwell Co. Records; the Howard Scott Papers; and the John Paver Papers.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Garrett Orr papers circa 1873-1994, bulk 1890s-1914, 1935-1965
Creator
Orr, Garrett
Extent
18.5 Linear Feet, 11,000 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

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Contents of the Collection

Consists primarily of clippings, correspondence and obituary notices. Also includes a collection of some of Orr's articles; his personal notes for an outdoor advertising campaign; and announcements of exhibitions and award presentations by professional organizations such as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Art Directors Clubs of New York and New Jersey, and the Society of Illustrators. Arranged alphabetically.

Articles, 1957-1960
Box 1
Brainstorming notes for an outdoor advertising campaign, undated
Box 1
Christmas cards, 1966-1975
Box 1
Correspondence, 1957-1961, 1972 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 1
6th Annual Exhibition of Outdoor Advertising Art, 1935
Box 1
Miscellaneous, 1958-1961 and undated
Box 1
List of engagements, 1959
Box 1
Magazine covers and other illustrations, 1937-1944
Box 1
News clippings, 1958-1965
Box 1
Obituary notices, 1988
Box 1
American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA), 1956-1977
Box 1
Architectural Photographers Association, undated
Box 1
Art Directors Club, New Jersey, 1967
Box 1
Art Directors Club, New York, 1965-1968
Box 1
Champion Paper brochure, undated
Box 1
Creativity on Paper awards, 1968
Box 1
Design for Advertising and Industry, poster by Fred Hausman, undated
Box 1
Georgia Outdoor Advertising Association brochure, undated
Box 1
International Center for Communication Arts and Sciences--World Congress, 1967
Box 1
Mead Corporation annual report, 1983
Box 1
Society of Illustrators, 1968
Box 1
Type Directors Club of New York, 1967
Box 1
Professional portfolio, undated
Box 1
Design at the San Francisco Art Institute, undated
Box 1
Posters USA, American Federation of the Arts, 1957
Box 1
Subway Posters, undated
Box 1
This is Outdoor Advertising, Institute of Outdoor Advertising (IOA), undated
Box 1
United Seaman's Service, 1942
Box 1
Garrett Orr designs, undated
Box 2
Idea book, undated
Box 2

Clippings, tear sheets and photographs of advertisements and periodical illustrations produced by approximately 127 commercial artists. Most materials date between 1935 and 1950, with a particularly strong emphasis on World War II-era illustrations. Dates for some materials could not be readily determined but have been provided where known. Materials are organized into two format-related subseries--Printed Materials and Photographs--to accommodate storage needs, and arranged alphabetically therein by artist name.

Prominent artists featured here include: Peter Arno (best known for his New Yorker illustrations of the 1930s and 1940s); C.C. Beall (illustrator for Collier's magazine in the 1940s); Pierre Brissaud ( Wamsutta sheets, 1930s); Dean Cornwell (noted for his World War II action scenes, and his illustrations for General Motors' Fisher Bodies and Philadelphia Whiskey); Floyd Davis (creator of distinctive comic characters for Ten High Whiskey, 1930s); John Gannam (lifestyle vignettes for Pacific Mills and the U.S. Brewers Association); Earl Oliver Hurst (cover illustrations for Collier's magazine 1930s, Jantzen sportswear); Ronald McCleod (cover illustrations for Collier's 1940s, Plymouth and Texaco print advertisements); Al Parker (cover illustrations for Ladies' Home Journal 1940s-1950s); Russell Patterson (noted for his Ballyhoo magazine cover art in the 1930s; his specialty, stylized ink drawings of barely-clad female figures in comic situations, were featured on advertisements for a number of different products); George Petty (a longtime illustrator for Esquire magazine; the "Petty Girls" drawings were one of the most recognizable styles of pinup art in the 1930s and 1940s); Robert O. Reid ( Collier's cover art 1939-40; illustrator for Oldsmobile automobiles and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer); Howard Scott ( Saturday Evening Post cover art 1940s; advertisements for Nash automobiles and Esso oil products; researchers interested in Scott's work should also consult the Howard Scott Papers); Ben Stahl (Rogers Bros. silverware; perhaps most famous for his illustrations on the John Hancock insurance company's "American Heroes" advertising campaign); Jon Whitcomb, who in the 1930s and 1940s was a nearly ubiquitous illustrator for women's and family magazines such as Ladies' Home Companion, Good Housekeeping, Saturday Evening Post, and Collier's; and J. Walter Wilkinson (the OAAA campaign "Make a Long Story Short," WW II Defense Bonds); original paintings by this artist are contained in Oversize Materials.

Alajalov, Constantin

Includes covers from Vanity Fair, 1934-1935.

Box 3
Allared, William

Includes advertisement for Ford.

Box 3
Arno, Peter

Includes advertisements for Gem razors and Mori; covers from New Yorker, 1935-1941.

(2 folders)
Box 3
Atherton, John

Includes advertisements for Dow Chemical, Kinsey whiskey, National City Bank of New York, Shell Research; covers from Saturday Evening Post, 1943-1944, and Woman's Home Companion, 1939.

Box 3
Auerbach-Levy, William
Box 3
Bauman, Ernest F.

Includes advertisement for Philips Petroleum.

Box 3
Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert)

Includes covers from Collier's, 1944-1946.

(2 folders)
Box 3
Beadle, Earnest
Box 3
Bellows, George
Box 3
Berman, Sam
Box 3
Bernhard, Lucian

Includes advertisement for Sanka.

Box 3
Bingham, James R.
Box 3
Brissaud, Pierre

Includes advertisement for French Line, Pall Mall, Wamsutta Sheets, Westvaco.

(2 folders)
Box 3
Broadhead, W. Smithson
Box 3
Broadvitch, Alex

Includes cover from Harper's Bazaar, 1936.

Box 3
Brown, Elmore

Includes cover from Collier's, 1944.

Box 3
Bruehl, Anton
Box 3
Bundy, Gilbert
Box 3
Capp, Al

Includes advertisement for Cream of Wheat.

Box 3
Carter, Pruett

Includes advertisements for Fridgidaire, Pet Milk.

Box 3
Clark, Benton
Box 3
Clark, Matt

Includes advertisements for NRFA, Swift and Co..

Box 3
Cornwall, Dean (2 folders)

Includes advertisements for Early Times, Fisher/GM , Goodyear, National City Bank of New York, Pennsylvania Railroad, Philadelphia whiskey, Powers Reproductions, Seagram's gin, Wyeth's.

Box 3
Cotton, William Henry

Includes cover from New Yorker, 1937.

Box 3
Crouch, Arthur

Includes cover from Collier's, 1940.

Box 3
Davis, Floyd MacMillan

Includes advertisements for Continental Can, Dixie Belle gin, Dorothy Gray, Fleischmann's, Hind's Cream, Johnny Walker Scotch, Sanka, Seagram's, Spalding, Spud Cigarettes, Talon, Ten High whiskey, Texaco, Wamsutta, WestVaco.

(3 folders)
Box 3
Dekk
Box 3
Dorne, Albert

Includes advertisements for Capital Stock Fire Insurance, Bromo-Seltzer, Fels-Naptha, Fleetwood Cigarettes, Frigidaire, Imperial Whiskey, Johnson and Johnson, Mount Vernon Whiskey, Revere Copper and Brass, Sanka, Texaco, USO, World Peaceways, Wurlitzer.

(2 folders)
Box 3
Eaton, John
Box 3
Edmundson [William?]
Box 3
Erickson, Carl Oscar August

Includes advertisements for Camel and French Line; covers from Vogue, 1933-1939.

Box 3
Falter, John

Includes advertisements for Arrow Shirts, Gulf; covers from Saturday Evening Post, 1944-1945.

Box 3
Fawcett, Robert

Includes advertisements for Cashmere Bouquet, Dollar Steamship Line, Gruen, John Hancock, Howard Paper Mills, Mack Trucks, Pan-Am.

(2 folders)
Box 3
Fay, Clark
Box 3
Fiene, Ernest

Includes advertisement for Lucky Strike.

Box 3
Fuller, Ralph
Box 3
Gannam, John

Includes advertisements for Ipana Toothpaste, La Salle, Pacific Mills, St. Mary's Blankets, U.S. Brewers Foundation.

(3 folders)
Box 4
Georgi, Edwin

Includes advertisements for Bermuda Tourism, Crane's Fine Papers, Hockanum Woolens, Italian Line, Listerine, Mercury, Byron Musser, Stetson Hats, Vitamins Plus, Wamsutta, Westvaco, Woodbury Facial Soap; covers from Cosmopolitan, 1949, and Woman's Home Companion, 1935-1937.

(3 folders)
Box 4
Gotlieb, Jules

Includes cover from Motor, 1930.

Box 4
Grafstrom, R. [Ruth Sigrid?]

Includes advertisements for Cannon Mills, Chanel, Coty, Spud Cigarettes.

Box 4
Graham, Ed
Box 4
Gustavson, Lealand R.
Box 4
Harker, Richard Franklin

Includes advertisements for New York Subway Advertising Company Incorporated.

Box 4
Harris, Robert G.

Includes advertisements for Cannon, Schaefer.

Box 4
Held, John Jr.
Box 4
Henland, Merton [?]
Box 4
Hirschfield [Morris?]

Includes covers from TV Guide and American Mercury.

Box 4
Hoffman, Frank B.
Box 4
Hollingsworth, Will

Includes advertisements for Westvaco.

Box 4
Holmgren, R. John

Includes covers from Collier's, 1929-1930.

Box 4
Hurd, Peter

Includes advertisements for Lucky Strike.

Box 4
Hurst, Earl Oliver

Includes advertisements for DuPont, General Electric, Jantzen, Royal Crown; covers from Collier's, 1932-1941.

(4 folders)
Box 4
Johnston, Scott

Includes advertisements for Ford. See also Photographs Subseries.

Box 4
Kane, Morgan
Box 4
Kauffer, Macknight
Box 4
Lagaita, John

Includes covers from The American Magazine.

Box 4
Lea, Tom
Box 4
Leps, Erich
Box 4
Marsh, Pucile Patterson

Includes cover from Pictorial Review.

Box 4
Max, Peter
Box 4
Maxwell, John Alan
Box 4
Mayo, Mary
Box 4
McLeod, Ronald

Includes advertisements for Budweiser, Chevrolet, Fire Prevention Week, Niagra Mohawk, Mobil, Plymouth, Schaefer, Schenley, Texaco, U.S. Rubber Co; covers from Saturday Evening Post, 1939, Collier's, 1939-1944.

(5 folders)
Box 4
Nichols, Dale Nichols

Includes advertisement for Certain-Teed.

Box 4
Oberhard, William
Box 4
Olson, Irving

Includes advertisement for Ford.

Box 4
[Orr, Garrett: see Photographs Subseries; also Sketches Series.]
Box 4
Pages, Jean

Includes advertisement for Ford.

Box 4
Parilla, Arthur R.
Box 4
Parker, Al

Includes advertisement for Chase and Sanborn; covers from Ladies' Home Journal, 1939-1951.

(2 folders)
Box 5
Parrish, Maxfield

Includes advertisements for Fisk Tire and General Electric.

Box 5
Partridge, Roi
Box 5
Patterson, Russell

Includes advertisements for April Showers, Borden; covers from Ballyhoo, 1935.

(2 folders)
Box 5
Peterson, Perry

Includes cover from The Illustrator.

Box 5
Petruccelli, Antonio
Box 5
Petty, George

Includes advertisements for Acme Beer, Airman, Best Form, Jantzen, Old Gold, Quaker Stockings; various illustrations from Esquire.

(3 folders)
Box 5
Phillips, John Hyde

Includes covers from Saturday Evening Post, 1940-1943.

Box 5
Price, Charles M.
Box 5
Rackham, Arthur
Box 5
Raleigh, Henry

Includes advertisements for Maxwell House.

Box 5
Ragan, Leslie

Includes advertisements for Budd.

Box 5
Reale, Nicholas
Box 5
Reid, Robert O.

Includes advertisements for Blue Ribbon, General Tire, Oldsmobile, Old Gold, Sealed Power; covers from Collier's, 1939-1940.

(4 folders)
Box 5
Rich, King
Box 5
Riggs, Robert

Includes advertisements for Airesearch, Capehart, Curtiss Wright, Dole, IBM, National Steel, New England Mutual, Owens-Corning, Packard, Pennsylvania Railroad, Schenley, Shell, Springmaid.

(2 folders)
Box 5
Riley, Nicholas
Box 5
Roberts, Morton
Box 5
Rogers, Hubert

Includes cover from Adventure.

Box 5
Rojankovsky, Fedor
Box 5
Ross, Alex
Box 5
Sawyers, Martha

Includes cover from Collier's.

Box 5
Schucker, James
Box 5
Schultz, Charles

Includes advertisements for Ford. See also Photographs Subseries.

Box 5
Scott, Howard

Includes advertisements for Blue Ribbon, Delmonte, Esso, Fleetwood, Ford, Jello, Jewel, Mobil, Nabisco, Nash, Pillsbury, Popsicle, Pyro, Rath, Schaeffer, Sohio, Standard, Wonder; covers from Saturday Evening Post , 1941-1944.

(3 folders)
Box 5
Shepard, George

Includes advertisements for Chevrolet.

Box 5
Siebel, Fred

Includes advertisements for Ford and Shell.

Box 5
Stahl, Ben

Includes advertisements for Bell, Coca-Cola, Evervess, John Hancock, Kleenex, Maxwell House, Rosenblum, Rogers Bros.

(3 folders)
Box 5
Staehle, Albert

Includes advertisements for Amoco, Atlas, Ballantine's, Dept. of Agriculture, Esso, Hiram Walker, Swan. See also Photographs Subseries.

Box 5
Stanley, Frederick

Includes advertisements for Beech-Nut gum, Fuller paint, Mobil oil; cover from Saturday Evening Post.

Box 5
[Steinberg, Saul: see Photographs Subseries.]
Box 5
Stewart, Walter
Box 5
Tauss, Herb
Box 5
Taylor, Fred
Box 6
Tepper, Saul

Includes advertisements for American Petroleum Institute, B&O Railroad, Carrier, Coca-Cola, Ford, GE, GM, Goodyear, Gulf, Heinz, Kinsey, Sealtest, Stetson.

(2 folders)
Box 6
Tesar, Joseph

Includes advertisement for Prince Albert.

Box 6
Thiele, Herbert
Box 6
Timmons, Harry L.

Includes advertisement for Studebaker; cover from Collier's.

Box 6
Ungerer, Tom

Includes advertisements for New York Times.

Box 6
Vertes, Marcel

Includes advertisements for Schiaparelli; covers from Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.

Box 6
Vickery, Robert
Box 6
Von Schmidt, Harold
Box 6
Weaver, R.
Box 6
Webber, M.G.
Box 6
Wengenroth, Stow
Box 6
Color

Includes advertisements for Acme Beer, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Community Silverplate, Jantzen, Kotex, Lustre-Crme, Oneida Silver, Palmolive; covers from Collier's, 1939-1947, Saturday Evening Post, Woman's Home Companion, Famous Artist and Good Housekeeping.

(5 Folders)
Box 6
Black and White

Illustrations and articles; advertisements for Community Silverplate, Jantzen, Marlboro, Mum, Toushay, Puerto Rico, Sanka, Sea Tweed, Windex.

(4 folders)
Box 6
Whitmore, Coby

Includes advertisements for Arrow Shirts, Pepsi, Philip Morris cigarettes; cover from Cosmopolitan.

(2 folders)
Box 6
Wickey, Harry
Box 6
Wilkinson, J. Walter

Includes advertisements for Defense Bonds, Esso, Ford, Outdoor Advertising. See also Oversize Folder 1.

Box 6
Williamson, James
Box 6
Williamson, J.W. (James W.)

Includes advertisements for Arrow Shirt, Bermuda Tourism, Ford, GE, Gulf, Hockanum, Plymouth, Wamsutta, World Peaceways.

(2 folders)
Box 6
Wilson, Edward A.

Includes advertisement for Cadillac.

Box 6
Wilson, Mortimer
Box 6
Winslow, Earl Bartrom
Box 6
Wittlig, James

Includes cover from Collier's Weekly.

Box 6
Wittrup, Jack

Includes advertisement for Esso.

Box 6
Wood, Grant

Includes cover from Saturday Evening Post.

Box 6
Wyeth, Andrew
Box 6
Wyeth, N.C. (Newell Convers)
Box 6
Young, Chic

Includes advertisement for Johns Manville.

Box 6
Zaalburg, A.

Includes cover from Fortune.

Box 6
Unidentified artists

Includes advertisements for Airlines of the U.S., AutoCar, Autolite, Belmont Radio, Borden, Capehart, CCA, Cornet Brandy, Crisco, Dodge, Dow, Eveready, High Standard, LaSalle ( General Motors), Monsanto, Packard, Revere Copper and Brass, RKO Pictures, Saks Fifth Avenue, Seagram, Seiberling, Texaco, Westvaco; covers from Time, 1943-1944. See also Photographs Subseries.

Box 6
Johnston, Scott

Includes advertisements for Ford. See also Printed Materials Subseries.

Box 7
Orr, Garrett

Includes advertisements for Holly Farms and Plymouth. See also Sketches Series.

Box 7
Schultz, Charles

Includes advertisements for Ford. See also Printed Materials Subseries.

Box 7
Staehle, Albert

Includes advertisements for automotive and gasoline products. See also Printed Materials Subseries.

(2 folders)
Box 7
Steinberg, Saul

Includes advertisements for S&W coffee.

Box 7
Various artists

Includes advertisements for Chevrolet, Dodge and Pontiac automobiles. See also Printed Materials Subseries

(3 folders)
Box 7

Tear sheets, clippings, proofs and photographs of both print-media and outdoor advertising displays, representing around 450 products. Dates for some materials could not be readily determined, but dates have been provided where known. Included for some products are images from the OAI pamphlet series Poster Ideas, which highlighted successful or innovative advertising campaigns along with suggested poster ideas for particular products. Not all of the advertisements included represent work by Orr, and some clippings appear to have been added after Orr's death. Materials have been arranged into two subseries--Print Advertisements and Photographs--to accommodate storage needs. In addition, the Print Advertisements Subseries has been further organized into small- and large-format sizes. There is considerable overlap between the Print Advertisements and Photographs Subseries, and researchers are advised to consult both subseries. Arranged alphabetically by product category, therein by trade name.

Children featured in advertisements (also in Large-Formats category)
Box 8
Christmas-related (also in Large-Formats category)
Box 8
Clippings and miscellaneous, undated
Box 8
Foster and Kleiser
Box 8
Miscellaneous postings
Box 8
American Motors
Box 8
Buick, 1930-1971
Box 8
Cadillac (also in Large-Formats category), 1930-1973
Box 8
Chevrolet (also in Large-Formats category), 1915-1980
Box 8
Chrysler (also in Large-Formats category), 1937-1967
Box 8
De Soto (also in Large-Formats category), 1940-1955
Box 8
Dodge (also in Large-Formats category), 1930-1970
Box 8
Ford (also in Large-Formats category), 1920-1970
Box 8
Foreign cars (also in Large-Formats category), 1960-1979
Box 8
General Motors
Box 8
Hupmobile
Box 8
International Truck and Engine Corporation (also in Large-Formats category)
Box 8
Jeep, 1945-1972
Box 8
Mercury
Box 8
Motorcycles, all makes
Box 8
Oldsmobile
Box 8
Packard
Box 8
Plymouth
Box 8
Pontiac, 1952-1966
Box 8
Rambler
Box 8
[REO: see Large-Format category]
Box 8
Studebaker, 1949-1964
Box 8
[Suzuki: see Large-Format category]
Box 8
VIM, 1917
Box 8
Miscellaneous
Box 8
Amoco (also in Large-Formats category)
Box 8
Atlantic
Box 8
BP ( British Petroleum)
Box 8
Citgo
Box 8
Conoco
Box 8
Esso/Enco/Exxon/Humble
Box 8
Ethyl
Box 8
[Gulf: see Large-Format category]
Box 8
Havoline
Box 8
Marathon
Box 8
Mobilgas (also in Large-Formats category), 1964 and undated
Box 8
Phillips 66, 1960 and undated
Box 8
Pure/Union 76 (also in Large-Formats category)
Box 8
Richfield, 1960 and undated
Box 8
Shell, 1959-1960 and undated
Box 8
Sinclair
Box 8
Standard
Box 8
Sunoco
Box 8
Texaco/Tenneco
Box 8
Miscellaneous
Box 8
Batteries
Box 8
Tires (also in Large-Formats category)
Box 8
Miscellaneous
Box 8
Arizona Bank
Box 8
Bank of America
Box 8
Miscellaneous
Box 8
Stock posters for banking advertising
Box 8
Beer
Box 8
Miscellaneous
Box 8
Coffee and tea (also in Large-Formats category)
Box 8
Juice
Box 8
Coca-Cola, 1957-1965
(Folder 1 of 2)
Box 8
Coca-Cola, 1957-1965 (continued)
(Folder 2 of 2)
Box 9
Pepsi Cola
Box 9
Royal Crown (RC) Cola
Box 9
Miscellaneous
Box 9
Building materials
Box 9
Insurance (also in Large-Formats category)
Box 9
Paint
Box 9
Miscellaneous
Box 9
Cameras and film
Box 9
Anacin
Box 9
Burma Shave, 1941-1994
Box 9
Drugs, over-the-counter (OTC)
Box 9
Toiletries
Box 9
Farm and garden (also in Large-Formats category)
Box 9
Film posters
Box 9
Candy
Box 9
Cereal and breakfast products
Box 9
Dairy products
Box 9
Flour products
Box 9
Frozen food
Box 9
Fruits
Box 9
Meats
Box 9
Pet food
Box 9
Prepared foods
Box 9
Salt
Box 9
Sugar
Box 9
Miscellaneous
Box 9
Air conditioner
Box 9
Dishwasher
Box 9
Ovens
Box 9
Stereo
Box 9
Telephone
Box 9
Television
Box 9
Washer/Dryer
Box 9
Miscellaneous
Box 9
Cleaning supplies
Box 9
Furnishings
Box 9
Home heating/Air conditioning/Hot water
Box 9
Paper products
Box 9
Utilities
Box 9
Miscellaneous
Box 9
International advertisements
Box 9
Personal products (also in Large-Formats category)
Box 9
Political campaigns
Box 9
Publications and media (also in Large-Formats category)
Box 9
Public service
Box 9
Radio/Television
Box 9
Real estate
Box 9
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Box 10
McDonald's
Box 10
Miscellaneous
Box 10
Clothing (also in Large-Formats category)
Box 10
Department stores
Box 10
Drug stores
Box 10
Florists
Box 10
Footwear
Box 10
Grocery stores (also in Large-Formats category)
Box 10
Miscellaneous
Box 10
Boating
Box 10
Miscellaneous
Box 10
Tobacco products (also in Large-Formats category)
Box 10
Airlines
Box 10
Vacation sites
Box 10
Miscellaneous
Box 10
Children featured in advertisements
Box 11
Christmas-related advertisements
Box 11
Advertising agencies
Box 11
Cadillac
Box 11
Chevrolet
Box 11
Chrysler
Box 11
De Soto
Box 11
Dodge
Box 11
Ford
Box 11
Foreign cars
Box 11
International Scout
Box 11
REO
Box 11
Suzuki
Box 11
Amoco
Box 11
Gulf
Box 11
Mobilgas
Box 11
Pure
Box 11
Harrison Air Conditioning
Box 11
Dunlop tires
Box 11
Maxwell House
Box 11
Sanka
Box 11
Cliquot Club
Box 11
Business--Insurance
Box 11
Farm and garden 1959
Box 11
Food
Box 11
Household appliances
Box 11
Personal products
Box 11
Publications and media
Box 11
Clothing
Box 11
Grocery stores
Box 11
Sports
Box 11
Tobacco products
Box 11
Billboards
Box 12
Children featured in advertisements
Box 12
Media Group, 1960s
Box 12
Street scenes
Box 12
Miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 12
Shelving/Displays (OAAA)
Box 12
American Motors, Javelin ITC
Box 12
Buick
Box 12
Cadillac, La Salle
Box 12
Chevrolet (includes trucks), 1940s-1960 and undated
(4 folders)
Box 12
Chrysler
Box 12
Datsun
Box 12
De Soto
Box 12
Dodge (includes trucks),
(2 folders)
Box 12
Ford (includes trucks),
(5 folders)
Box 13
Foreign cars
Box 13
General Motors
Box 13
Hudson
Box 13
Hupmobile
Box 13
International Truck and Engine Corporation (includes trucks and tractors)
Box 13
Jeep
Box 13
Kaiser-Frazer
Box 13
Lincoln
Box 13
Mercury
Box 13
Motorcycles
Box 13
Nash
Box 13
Oldsmobile
Box 13
Plymouth
Box 13
Pontiac
Box 13
Rambler
Box 13
REO
Box 13
Studebaker-Packard
Box 13
Miscellaneous automobiles
Box 14
Amoco
Box 14
Atlantic
Box 14
Calso
Box 14
Chevron (Standard Oil of California)
Box 14
Cities Service Co.
Box 14
Conoco
Box 14
Crown
Box 14
El Paso
Box 14
Esso
(3 folders)
Box 14
Ethyl Gas Corporation
Box 14
Fina
Box 14
Gulf
Box 14
Hancock
Box 14
Marathon
Box 15
Mobil
Box 15
Norwalk
Box 15
Phillips 66
Box 15
Pure motor oil
Box 15
Richfield
Box 15
Shell
Box 15
Signal
Box 15
Sinclair
Box 15
Sohio
Box 15
Standard
(2 folders)
Box 15
Sunoco
Box 15
Texaco
Box 15
Wilshire
Box 15
Miscellaneous gasoline
Box 15
AC (Auto Care) spark plugs and other parts
Box 15
Atlas batteries
Box 15
Auto-Lite batteries
Box 15
Cristy Drygas
Box 15
Delco batteries
Box 15
Dowgard
Box 15
FRAM auto filters
Box 16
Harrison automotive air conditioning
Box 16
Heet gas line anti-freeze
Box 16
Mark IV air conditioning
Box 16
Monroe Load Levers
Box 16
Motorola car radios
Box 16
Prestone/Union Carbide coolant
Box 16
Pyro/Super antifreeze
Box 16
WIX (WIX Corporation of Gastonia, N.C.)
Box 16
Zerex/DuPont, Telar antifreeze
Box 16
Miscellaneous
Box 16
Atlas
Box 16
Chemstrand Nylon
Box 16
Dunlop
Box 16
Federal
Box 16
Fisk
Box 16
General
Box 16
Goodrich
Box 16
Goodyear
Box 16
Kelly Springfield
Box 16
Pure
Box 16
U.S. Royal
Box 16
Miscellaneous, 1950s-1970s
Box 16
Bank of America
Box 16
Chase Manhattan Bank
Box 16
First National Bank (Ariz.)
Box 16
National City Bank (Cleveland?)
Box 16
Wells Fargo
Box 16
Miscellaneous Banks
(2 folders)
Box 16
Stock Posters
Box 16
Acme
Box 16
Ballantine's
Box 16
Blatz
Box 16
Blitz Weinhard
Box 16
Budweiser
Box 16
Hamm's
Box 16
Kirin
Box 16
Michelob
Box 16
Miller's
Box 17
Narraganset (includes ale)
Box 17
Olympia
Box 17
Pabst
Box 17
Rainier
Box 17
Schaefer
Box 17
Schlitz
Box 17
Miscellaneous
Box 17
Ambassador
Box 17
Brangno
Box 17
Guild
Box 17
Mogen David
Box 17
Petri
Box 17
Taylor champagne
Box 17
Miscellaneous
Box 17
Ancient Age Kentucky bourbon
Box 17
Antique bourbon whiskey
Box 17
Appleton rum
Box 17
Aristocrat brandy
Box 17
Ballantine's whiskey
Box 17
Canadian Club whiskey
Box 17
Christian Bros. brandy
Box 17
Coronet
Box 17
Crawford's Scotch whiskey
Box 17
Cutty Sark
Box 17
Dewar's whiskey
Box 17
Gilbey's gin
Box 17
Hennessy cognac
Box 17
Hine cognac
Box 17
J.B. Scotch
Box 17
Jack Daniel's whiskey
Box 17
Jim Beam whiskey
Box 17
Johnny Walker Scotch whiskey
Box 17
Lord Calvert Canadian whiskey
Box 17
Old Bushmill's Irish whiskey
Box 17
Old Charter bourbon
Box 17
Old Kentucky Tavern bourbon
Box 17
Old Taylor
Box 17
Ronrico rum
Box 17
Royal Canadian whiskey
Box 17
Schenley whiskey
Box 17
Seagram's whiskey
Box 17
Stolichnaya vodka
Box 17
Tanqueray rum
Box 17
Miscellaneous
Box 17
Folger's
Box 17
Lipton
Box 17
Maxwell House
Box 18
Salada
Box 18
Sanka
Box 18
Savarin
Box 18
Yuban
Box 18
Miscellaneous
Box 18
Juice mixes
Box 18
Musselman's apple juice and sauce
Box 18
V-8 vegetable juices
Box 18
Miscellaneous
Box 18
Bireley's
Box 18
Canada Dry and Spur
Box 18
Clicquot Club ginger ale
Box 18
Coca-Cola
(2 folders)
Box 18
Dr. Pepper
Box 18
Frostie root beer
Box 18
Grapette
Box 18
Kool-Aid
Box 18
Nesbit's
Box 18
Orange Crush
Box 18
Pepsi
Box 18
Royal Crown Cola (RC)
Box 18
Seven-Up
(Folder 1 of 2)
Box 18
Seven-Up (continued)
(Folder 2 of 2)
Box 19
Shasta
Box 19
Squirt
Box 19
Tang drink mix
Box 19
Miscellaneous
Box 19
Building materials
Box 19
Cans
Box 19
Cemeteries/Funeral homes
Box 19
Insurance
Box 19
MasterCard
Box 19
Foster & Kleiser-produced advertisements, 1960s-1970s
Box 19
Sherwin Williams
Box 19
Reynolds Aluminum
Box 19
Schools
Box 19
Pens and Stationary, 1950s
Box 19
Steel, 1960s
Box 19
Yellow Pages
Box 19
Miscellaneous
Box 19
Kodak film
Box 19
Polaroid Land Camera
Box 19
Portrait, 1950s-1960s
Box 19
Miscellaneous
Box 19
Christmas
Box 19
Anacin
Box 19
Drugs, over-the-counter (OTC)
(2 folders)
Box 19
Hair care
Box 19
Palmolive soap
Box 19
Procter and Gamble
Box 19
Shaving supplies
Box 19
Skin care
Box 19
Toiletries
Box 20
Colgate
Box 20
Miscellaneous
Box 20
Agricultural
Box 20
Fertilizers and insecticides
Box 20
Zolone insect control
Box 20
Film and television
Box 20
Baked goods, breads and rolls
(2 folders)
Box 20
Blue Seal
Box 20
Bond
Box 20
Holsum
Box 20
Langendorf
Box 20
Merita
Box 20
Millbrook Co. (Nabisco)
Box 20
Sunbeam
(2 folders)
Box 20
Taystee
(Folder 1 of 2)
Box 20
Taystee (continued)
(Folder 2 of 2)
Box 21
Tip-Top
Box 21
Weber (Butternut, Mrs. Karl's, and Roman Meal)
Box 21
Wonder
Box 21
Archway
Box 21
Drake's
Box 21
Grennan, includes a cookbook
Box 21
Hostess cupcakes
Box 21
Lance cookies
Box 21
Nabisco crackers
Box 21
Ry-Krisp crackers
Box 21
Sunshine
Box 21
Tastykake and Tasty-Pie
Box 21
Ward Bakery
Box 21
Miscellaneous cakes, cookies, etc.
Box 21
Miscellaneous crackers
Box 21
Lifesavers
Box 21
Mars
Box 21
Tootsie Rolls
Box 21
Wrigley's
Box 21
Miscellaneous
Box 21
Kellogg's
Box 21
Natural Oats oatmeal
Box 21
Post
Box 21
Quaker Oats, includes Aunt Jemima
Box 21
Miscellaneous
Box 21
Fritos
Box 22
Gordon's Riplets
Box 22
Morton's (includes Chip-O's)
Box 22
New Era
Box 22
Wise
Box 22
Miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 22
Allsweet margarine
Box 22
Borden's
Box 22
Carnation
Box 22
Coleman ice cream
Box 22
Dairygold
Box 22
Hygeia
Box 22
Imperial margarine
Box 22
Knudsen dairy
Box 22
Milk and general (Wisconsin Dairy Association)
Box 22
Nucoa margarine
Box 22
Tri-Nut margarine
Box 22
Miscellaneous butter, oleomargarine, peanut butter and other table spreads
(2 folders)
Box 22
Flour and starch products
Box 22
Bird's Eye
Box 22
Pictsweet
(2 folders)
Box 22
Miscellaneous
Box 22
Dole
Box 22
Ocean Spray cranberries
Box 22
Sunkist
Box 22
Sunmaid
Box 22
Miscellaneous
Box 22
Armour
Box 22
Bacon, 1950s-1970s
Box 22
Beef, 1950s-1960s
Box 22
Beef--Chili
Box 22
Bumble Bee tuna
Box 22
Chicken, 1950s-1970s
Box 22
Eckrich sausage
Box 22
Franks and sausage, 1950s-1970s
Box 22
Ham, 1950s-1970s
Box 22
Hormel
Box 22
Hygrade's
Box 22
Oscar Mayer
Box 23
Patrick Cudahy
Box 23
Swift Premium meats and ice cream
Box 23
Taylor ham
Box 23
Nuts, 1950s
Box 23
Oils, 1950s-1960s
Box 23
Foster & Kleiser-produced advertisements, 1960s-1970s
Box 23
Ken-l-Ration
Box 23
Pop-Corn, 1950s-1960s
Box 23
Various mixed products, 1940s-1960s
Box 23
Ashley's Mexican foods
Box 23
Campbell's
Box 23
Canned goods
Box 23
Del Monte
Box 23
Franco-American
Box 23
Jell-O (General Foods) desserts
Box 23
Knorr
Box 23
Kraft
Box 23
Libby's
Box 23
Skippy peanut butter
Box 23
Spaghetti, 1950s-1960s
Box 23
Stokely-Van Camp
Box 23
Van de Kamp's
Box 23
Brooks catsup and BBQ sauce
Box 23
Heinz
Box 23
Hunt's catsup
Box 23
Miscellaneous, 1950s-1960s
Box 23
Best Foods
Box 23
Hellmann's
Box 23
Miscellaneous, 1950s-1960s
Box 23
Carey Brand
Box 23
Morton
Box 23
Sterling
Box 24
C and H
Box 24
Holly
Box 24
Jack Frost
Box 24
Miscellaneous, 1960s
Box 24
Aunt Jemima: see Quaker Oats
Box 24
Br'er Rabbit
Box 24
Log Cabin
Box 24
Miscellaneous, 1950s-1960s
Box 24
Yeast ( Fleischmann's)
Box 24
Miscellaneous sauces, 1950s-1960s
Box 24
Air conditioning, 1960s
Box 24
Homelite
Box 24
Miscellaneous
Box 24
Hotpoint
Box 24
Miscellaneous, 1960s
Box 24
Freezers, 1950s-1960s
Box 24
Ovens, 1960s,
Box 24
General Electric
Box 24
Miscellaneous
Box 24
Stereos, 1960s
Box 24
Telephones
Box 24
Admiral
Box 24
Magnavox
Box 24
Motorola
Box 24
Philco
Box 24
RCA Victor
Box 24
Sony
Box 24
Westinghouse
Box 24
Zenith
Box 24
General Electric
Box 24
Norge
Box 24
Philco
Box 24
Speed Queen
Box 24
Westinghouse
Box 24
Sapolio
Box 24
Miscellaneous
Box 24
Blue Cheer (Procter and Gamble)
Box 24
White King detergent and bleach
Box 24
Miscellaneous
Box 24
Floor coverings--Rugs
Box 24
Furniture/Bedding
Box 24
Home equipment, 1960s
Box 24
La-Z-Boy chairs
Box 24
Sealy mattresses
Box 24
Simmon's (Beauty Rest) mattresses
Box 24
Air conditioning, 1960s
Box 25
Bryant--Gas and air conditioning
Box 25
Electric utilities
Box 25
Gas--Home
Box 25
Gas--Hot water, 1960s
Box 25
Gas utilities, 1960s-1970s
Box 25
Home heating, 1960s
Box 25
Charmin bathroom tissue
Box 25
Miscellaneous
Box 25
Wax, 1940s-1950s
Box 25
Wrap products, 1950s
Box 25
Miscellaneous, 1950s-1960s
Box 25
International (Australian posters)
Box 25
Music (albums and tapes)
Box 25
Cannon towels and stockings
Box 25
Duracell batteries
Box 25
Seiko
Box 25
Miscellaneous, 1960s
Box 25
Political campaigns
Box 25
Chicago Sunday Tribune
Box 25
Globe-Democrat, 1950s-1960s
Box 25
Life Magazine
Box 25
Philadelphia Inquirer
Box 25
Saturday Evening Post
Box 25
Miscellaneous publications, 1950s-1960s
Box 25
Easter Seals
Box 25
Air Force, Air National Guard
Box 25
Army and Army Reserve
Box 25
Marine Corps
Box 25
Navy and Navy Reserve
Box 25
Traffic safety, 1940s-1960s
Box 25
U.S. Savings Bonds, 1960s
Box 25
Miscellaneous public service
(2 folders)
Box 26
Radio/Television
Box 26
Real estate
Box 26
Religions
Box 26
Howard Johnson, 1950s
Box 26
McDonald's
Box 26
Miscellaneous, 1960s-1970s
Box 26
Clothing--Female
Box 26
Clothing--Male
Box 26
Curlee clothes
Box 26
Dickies work clothes
Box 26
Hart Schaffner and Marx
Box 26
Jantzen
Box 26
Kuppenheimer
Box 26
Levi's
Box 26
Belk's
Box 26
Bullock's
Box 26
Hastings
Box 26
J.W. Robinson Company (Los Angeles)
Box 26
Macy's
Box 26
Orbach's
Box 26
Woolworth's
Box 26
Drug stores
Box 26
Florists
Box 26
Ked's
Box 27
Miscellaneous
Box 27
Food and savings stamps
Box 27
Safeway
Box 27
Shoprite
Box 27
Supermarkets, 1950s
Box 27
Thorofare
Box 27
Miscellaneous retail
Box 27
Shopping centers
Box 27
Evinrude motors
Box 27
Johnson outboard motors
Box 27
Mercury outboard motors
Box 27
Bowling, 1960s
Box 27
Hunting and fishing
Box 27
Racing, 1960s
Box 27
Miscellaneous, 1960s
Box 27
Alpine
Box 27
Benson and Hedges
Box 27
Blackstone cigars
Box 27
Camel
Box 27
Carlton
Box 27
Chesterfield
Box 27
Copenhagen snuff
Box 27
Duke
Box 27
Half and Half
Box 27
Kent
Box 27
Kool
Box 27
Lark
Box 28
L.M. Filter King (Liggett-Myers)
Box 28
Lucky Strike
Box 28
Mail Pouch tobacco
Box 28
Marlboro
Box 28
Miyako
Box 28
Murad
Box 28
Muriel cigars
Box 28
Old Gold
Box 28
Philip Morris
Box 28
Pielroja (Spanish)
Box 28
Roi-Tan cigars
Box 28
Salem
Box 28
Saratoga
Box 28
True
Box 28
Viceroy
Box 28
Virginia Slims
Box 28
Winston
Box 28
Miscellaneous cigarettes, 1950s-1960s
(2 folders)
Box 28
Miscellaneous tobacco products
Box 28
Allegheny
Box 28
American
Box 28
Continental
Box 28
Delta
Box 28
Eastern
Box 28
Pan American (Pan Am)
Box 28
Southwest
Box 28
TWA (Trans-World Airlines)
Box 28
Miscellaneous airlines
Box 28
Baseball parks
Box 28
Circus
Box 28
Communities--States and travel
Box 28
Ski-doo snow transportation
Box 28
Transportation, 1960s-1970s
Box 28
Vacation resorts 1940s-1950s
Box 28

Photographs, negatives and slides arranged by Orr into distinct collections that stand apart from photographic items present in other series. The series is organized into two subseries--Historical Poster Images and Modern Poster Images--and therein alphabetically by product category and trade name or title.

Large-format photographs and negatives of posters, billboards, theatre and circus signs and other advertising-related images of goods, services and entertainment events that date from the late 19th-early 20th century. Dates for individual images have been supplied where known, but not every image could be precisely dated. The images are all on modern safety film and negative stock, which suggests that the photographs might have been taken taken during the 1930s-1940s at the earliest, but a more accurate dating of the photographs themselves cannot be determined. Many of the posters bear the logos of various incarnations of the Strobridge Lithographing Company. In addition, some of the photographs have handwritten notes on the back that indicate that those images may have originated with the Chicago Historical Society, while others bear the stamp of the "Outdoor Advertising Association of America Library." Anecdotal evidence further suggests that these photographs were once part of, or copies of, a historical advertisement archive maintained by OAI, but that suggestion cannot be verified. Organized into three groups--Photographs, Negatives (photographs available), and Negatives (photographs not available)--and therein alphabetically by subject category, item name, or title.

Many images in this subseries may be in the public domain. However, it is the researcher's responsibility to comply with all copyright and trademark laws.

For related materials see the Strobridge Lithographing Company Advertisements collection and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) Archives.

Kinney Brothers
Box 29
M.D. Well's and Company boots and shoes
Box 29
Vim trucks
Box 29
Alcohol and breweries

Includes:

Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch, Attack on an Emigrant Train

Clausen Ale

Gibson's Rip Van Winkle Whiskey, 1892

Pleasant Valley Wine Co.

Tosetti Brewing

Wacker & Birk Brewing Co.

(3 folders)
Box 29
Soft drinks (Zesto)
Box 29
Appliances (stoves and furnaces)

Includes Cotton Plant stoves, Thatcher furnaces.

Box 29
Camel cigarettes
Box 29
Chesterfield cigarettes (no negative)
Box 29
Duke cigarettes
Box 29
Helmar cigarettes
Box 29
Murad cigarettes
Box 29
Prince Albert tobacco
Box 29
Tiger cigarettes
Box 29
Gum (Yucatan)
Box 29
Medicine (advertisement in Spanish for cod liver oil)
Box 29
Soaps/Cleaning supplies

Includes Magic White soap, Pearline, Sapolio.

Box 29
Circus
(4 folders)
Animals

Includes the Barnum "Monkey Tribe," "Barnum Ox," Sells Brothers' dwarf elephant and hippopotomi.

Box 29
Barnum, Bailey and Hutchinson,

Includes one advertisement in German (1900).

(2 folders)
Box 29
Circus Attractions

Includes Adam Forepaugh's Circus and Menagerie; "Aeriel the Flying Man" (W. W. Cole); "Be-Be the Flying Lady" (W.C. Coup); President Garfield assassination tableaux (W.C. Coup).

Box 29
Comedy/Musical comedy

Includes:

Alaskan, The

Arcadian, The, 1910

Around the World in 80 Days

Bad Man from Mexico, 1906

Beautiful Adventure, 1914

Dollar Princess, The, 1909

Fight, The

Gay Parisians, The, 1895

Gretna Green, 1902

Ham Tree, The, 1913

Iron King, The

Little Corporal, The, 1898

Little Terror, The, 1909

Marriage Market, The, 1913

M'lle Modeste, 1904

Mountain Climber, The, 1906

Naughty Anthony

Our Miss Gibbs, 1910

Patriot, The, 1908

Peg o' My Heart

Rollicking Girl, The, 1905

Runaway, The, 1911

Saratoga

Sergeant Bruce, 1905

Such a Little Queen, 1905

Sunshine Girl, The

Toreador, The, 1903

(9 folders)
Box 29
Blackstone
Box 29
Primrose and Dockstader's Minstrels, 1913 and undated
Box 29
Mammoth Minstrels
Box 29
Mastodon Minstrels, 1878
Box 29
Musical/Operetta

Includes:

Babes in Toyland, 1904

Chieftain, The, 1895

Fluffy Ruffles

Gypsy, The, 1912

Little Cherub, The

Quaker Girl, The

Storks, The, 1892

(3 folders)
Box 29
Drew, John
Box 29
Jefferson, Joseph
Box 29
Knight, Geo S.
Box 29
Lauder, Sir Harry
Box 29
Rowe, George F., 1875
Box 29
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1905
Box 29
Mitchell, Maggie
Box 29
Russell, Lillian
Box 29
Productions

Includes:

Fleur de Lis, 1895

Othello

Spider & Fly

Box 29
Plays

Includes:

Arsne Lupin, 1909

The Auctioneer, 1901

Barbara Frietchie, The Frederick Girl, 1900

Bedford's Hope, 1905

Bird of Paradise, 1913

Black Crook

Bonnie Scotland, 1895

Butterfly on the Wheel, 1912

Chantecler, 1911

Child of the Regiment, 1906

Curse of Drink, The, 1904

Damaged Goods

D'Arcy of the Guards

Darling of the Gods, The, 1903

Dawn of a To-Morrow, The, 1910 (written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of A Little Princess and A Secret Garden)

Easiest Way, The, 1907

Factory Girl, The, 1903

Fighting Hope, The, 1908

Fool of Fortune, 1896

For His Brother's Crime, 1903

Girl of the Golden West, The, 1906

Harvest Moon, The, 1909

Harvester, The, 1904

He Fell in Love with His Wife, 1912

Heart of the Klondike, 1897

Heart of Maryland, The, 1904

Hearts are Trumps, 1900

Hon. John Grigsby, 1901

John Mishler, One of the Finest

Lady Rose's Daughter, 1902

Last Stroke, A Story of Cuba's Fight for Freedom, 1900

Lion and the Mouse, The, 1904

Little Minister, The, 1897 (written by J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan)

Lost Paradise, The (written by David Belasco and Henry DeMille, Cecil B. DeMille's father)

Lottie the Poor Sales Lady, or, Death Before Dishonor, 1907

Maister of Woodbarrow, The

Mice and Men, 1903

Mile a Minute

Music Master, The, 1904

Night's Frolic

Ninety and Nine, The

Old Curiosity Shop, The, 1909

Parted on Her Bridal Tour, 1907

Peter Pan, 1907

Prince of India, The, 1905

Queen of the White Slaves, 1903

Rainbow, The, 1913

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, 1911

Rebel, The, 1900

Red Mill, The, 1908

Rose of the Rancho, The, 1907

Runnymede, 1895

Sidewalks of New York, The, 1895

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Speckled Band, The, 1910

Spoilers, The, 1907

Third Degree, The, 1898

Tree of Knowledege, The, 1898

Trelawny of the Wells, 1898

Trip to Chinatown

Uncle Tom's Cabin (produced by Jay Rial and featuring "genuine trained bloodhounds")

Virginius

Warrens of Virginia, The, 1908 (written by William C. DeMille, brother of Cecil B. DeMille)

Way Down East, 1898

White Slave, The

Woman, The, 1911 (written by William C. DeMille, brother of Cecil B. DeMille)

(23 folders)
Box 29
Anna Held's All Star Varit Jubilee, 1913
Box 29
Annual Tour of Minnie Dupree
Box 29
B.B. Floyd's Rompo Frolique
Box 29
Corbett v. Fitzsimmons Boxing Championship of the World re-match, 1897
Box 29
The Ferris Wheel at the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
Box 29
World's Fair, Grand Columbian Carnival, 1893
Box 29
Battle of Gettysburg advertisement, circa 1885
Box 29
Battle of Shiloh advertisement, 1885
Box 29
Palmer House, Chicago, circa 1873
Box 29
Grand Pacific Hotel, Chicago, 1874
Box 29
Market of 60 Millions, 1891
Box 29
Yankee Pedlar in Hard Luck, 1896
Box 29
Conserve Coal
Box 29
Field Hospitals Overseas, Lest We Forget
Box 29
Chicago and Northwestern Railway, 1877
Box 29
Crown gasoline
Box 29
Wabash Route
Box 29

Negatives correspond to the historical poster photographs listed above.

Kinney Brothers
Box 30
M.D. Well's and Company boots and shoes
Box 30
Vim trucks
Box 30
Alcohol and breweries

Includes:

Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch, Attack on an Emigrant Train

Clausen Ale

Gibson's Rip Van Winkle Whiskey, 1892

Pleasant Valley Wine Co.

Tosetti Brewing

Wacker & Birk Brewing Co.

(3 folders)
Box 30
Soft drinks (Zesto)
Box 30
Appliances (includes stoves and furnaces)
Box 30
Camel cigarettes
Box 30
Duke cigarettes
Box 30
Helmar cigarettes
Box 30
Murad cigarettes
Box 30
Prince Albert tobacco
Box 30
Tiger cigarettes
Box 30
Gum (Yucatan)
Box 30
Medicine (advertisement in Spanish for cod liver oil)
Box 30
Soaps/Cleaning supplies
Box 30
Circus
(4 folders)
Animals

Includes the Barnum "Monkey Tribe," "Barnum Ox," Sells Brothers' dwarf elephant and hippopotomi.

Box 30
Barnum, Bailey and Hutchinson

Includes one advertisement in German.

(2 folders)
Box 30
Circus attractions

Includes Adam Forepaugh's Circus and Menagerie; "Aeriel the Flying Man" (W. W. Cole); "Be-Be the Flying Lady" (W.C. Coup); President Garfield assassination tableaux (W.C. Coup).

Box 30
Comedy/Musical comedy

Includes:

Alaskan, The

Arcadian, The, 1910

Around the World in 80 Days

Bad Man from Mexico, 1906

Beautiful Adventure, 1914

Dollar Princess, The, 1909

Fight, The

Gay Parisians, The, 1895

Gretna Green, 1902

Ham Tree, The, 1913

Iron King, The

Little Corporal, The, 1898

Little Terror, The, 1909

Marriage Market, The, 1913

M'lle Modeste, 1904

Mountain Climber, The, 1906

Naughty Anthony

Our Miss Gibbs, 1910

Patriot, The, 1908

Peg o' My Heart

Rollicking Girl, The, 1905

Runaway, The, 1911

Saratoga

Sergeant Bruce, 1905

Such a Little Queen, 1905

Sunshine Girl, The

Toreador, The, 1903

(9 folders)
Box 30
Blackstone
Box 30
Mammoth Minstrels
Box 30
Mastodon Minstrels
Box 30
Primrose and Dockstader's Minstrels
Box 30
Musical/Opera/Operetta

Includes:

Babes in Toyland, 1904

Chieftain, The, 1895

Fluffy Ruffles

Gypsy, The, 1912

Little Cherub, The

Quaker Girl, The

Storks, The, 1892

(3 folders)
Box 30
Plays

Includes:

Arsne Lupin, 1909

The Auctioneer, 1901

Barbara Frietchie, The Frederick Girl, 1900

Bedford's Hope, 1905

Bird of Paradise, 1913

Black Crook

Bonnie Scotland, 1895

Butterfly on the Wheel, 1912

Chantecler, 1911

Child of the Regiment, 1906

Curse of Drink, The, 1904

Damaged Goods

D'Arcy of the Guards

Darling of the Gods, The, 1903

Dawn of a To-Morrow, The, 1910 (written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of A Little Princess and A Secret Garden)

Easiest Way, The, 1907

Factory Girl, The, 1903

Fighting Hope, The, 1908

Fool of Fortune, 1896

For His Brother's Crime, 1903

Girl of the Golden West, The, 1906

Harvest Moon, The, 1909

Harvester, The, 1904

He Fell in Love with His Wife, 1912

Heart of the Klondike, 1897

Heart of Maryland, The, 1904

Hearts are Trumps, 1900

Hon. John Grigsby, 1901

John Mishler, One of the Finest

Lady Rose's Daughter, 1902

Last Stroke, A Story of Cuba's Fight for Freedom, 1900

Lion and the Mouse, The, 1904

Little Minister, The, 1897 (written by J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan)

Lost Paradise, The (written by David Belasco and Henry DeMille, Cecil B. DeMille's father)

Lottie the Poor Sales Lady, or, Death Before Dishonor, 1907

Maister of Woodbarrow, The

Mice and Men, 1903

Mile a Minute

Music Master, The, 1904

Night's Frolic

Ninety and Nine, The

Old Curiosity Shop, The, 1909

Parted on Her Bridal Tour, 1907

Peter Pan, 1907

Prince of India, The, 1905

Queen of the White Slaves, 1903

Rainbow, The, 1913

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, 1911

Rebel, The, 1900

Red Mill, The, 1908

Rose of the Rancho, The, 1907

Runnymede, 1895

Sidewalks of New York, The, 1895

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Speckled Band, The, 1910

Spoilers, The, 1907

Third Degree, The, 1898

Tree of Knowledege, The, 1898

Trelawny of the Wells, 1898

Trip to Chinatown

Uncle Tom's Cabin (produced by Jay Rial and featuring "genuine trained bloodhounds")

Virginius

Warrens of Virginia, The, 1908 (written by William C. DeMille, brother of Cecil B. DeMille)

Way Down East, 1898

White Slave, The

Woman, The, 1911 (written by William C. DeMille, brother of Cecil B. DeMille)

Box 30
Anna Held's All Star Varit Jubilee
Box 30
Annual Tour of Minnie Dupree
Box 30
B.B. Floyd's Rompo Frolique
Box 30
Corbett v. Fitzsimmons Boxing Championship of the World re-match
Box 30
The Ferris Wheel at the World's Columbian Exposition
Box 30
World's Fair, Grand Columbian Carnival
Box 30
Battle of Gettysburg advertisement, circa 1885
Box 30
Battle of Shiloh advertisement, 1885
Box 30
Palmer House, Chicago
Box 30
Grand Pacific Hotel, Chicago
Box 30
Reciprocal Trade--Canadian
Box 30
Chicago and Northwestern Railway
Box 30
Crown Gasoline
Box 30
Wabash Route
Box 30
Conserve Coal
Box 30
Field Hospitals
Box 30
Automobiles

Includes Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Moon Motor cars, Pontiac.

Box 30
Automotive miscellaneous

Includes Honda motorcycles, United States Tires.

Box 30
Coca-Cola
Box 30
Pepsi
(3 folders)
Box 30
Various

Includes Chase and Sanborn, Folger's Coffee, Orange Squeeze soda.

Box 30
Candy

Includes Honey Scotch Candies, Wrigley's, Adams California Fruit Gum.

Box 30
Foods

Includes Campbell's Soup, Meadow Gold Butter, Borden's Milk.

Box 30
Public Service
Box 30
Hastings Department Stores
(3 folders)
Box 30
Kuppenheimer Clothing
Box 30
Robinson's Department Store
Box 30
Tobacco-cigarettes

Includes Lucky Strike, Kool and Camel.

Box 30
Tobacco-miscellaneous

Includes Robert Burns cigars, Prince Albert tobacco.

Box 30

Photographs, negatives and slides depicting billboard advertisements, location shots, and images of bill-posting in progress, dating primarily from the 1960s-1970s. The photographs, negatives and slides were originally kept by Orr, but it is not clear whether Orr was directly involved in the images' production, or whether they were collected for other purposes. Also, there is no readily determined relation among the photographs, negatives and slides contained herein. While there may be some duplication of images found elsewhere in the collection, there is no evidence to link these photographs with other photgraphic or negative materials found in the papers.

Outdoor advertising designs notebooks 1-4
(10 folders)
Box 31
Posed character studies and miscellaneous photographs
(3 folders)
Box 31

Negatives bear no apparent relation to the modern poster photographs in the subseries above. Arranged by type and therein alphabetically.

A-G
Box 32
G-Minute Maid
Box 32
Minute Maid-Worthington Air Conditioning
Box 32
Ford
(8 strips)
Box 32
Location shots, presentations, samples
Box 32
Pepsi
(4 strips)
Box 32
Supermarket Presentation Charts
Box 32
Miscellaneous
(11 strips)
Box 32

Contains slides of billboard advertisements, location shots, and images of bill-posting in progress, originally housed in binders. There may be some duplication of images found elsewhere in the collection, but there is no evidence to link the slides with other photgraphic or negative materials found in the collection.

Notebook 1
Box 33
Notebook 2
(Sleeves 1-8 of 24)
Box 33
Notebook 2 (continued)
(Sleeves 9-24 of 24)
Box 34
Notebook 3
Box 34
Various loose slides
Box 34

Sketches, drawings and paintings done by Orr at various stages in his career. The series is arranged into two subseries: Billboard and Poster Designs and Non-Advertising Sketches. The Billboard and Poster Designs subseries contains around 400 sketches of billboard designs, organized by product type and brand name. The Non-Advertising Sketches category contains sketches and drawings, along with a few small paintings, that provide a glimpse into the range of Orr's interests as an artist as well as revealing something of his artistic method. There are numerous studies of male and female forms and faces, caricatures, still life drawings, along with street scenes and backdrop art for outdoor advertising. Also included is a copy of a Vanity Fair cover which Orr did in 1935, and several illustrations for the book jackets of popular novels. Arranged alphabetically. Oversized materials have been removed to Oversize Folders 2-9.

Advertising Helped
Box 35
Beaver
Box 35
Couple
Box 35
Mother Hubbard
Box 35
Ruler
Box 35
Shopper
Box 35
Sign Post
Box 35
If It Will Work in Outdoor
Box 35
It's Advertised Outdoors
Box 35
OAI (Outdoor Advertising, Inc.) logo
Box 35
Outdoor Advertising Sells
Box 35
Posters Sell
Box 35
Progress with Posters
Box 35
Welcome to the 68th OAAA Convention
Box 35
Arcadian
Box 35
Westinghouse
(2 folders)
Box 35
Chevrolet
Box 35
Chrysler--Mopar
Box 35
Dodge
(4 folders)
Box 35
Fiat
(5 folders)
Box 35
Ford
(3 folders)
Box 35
General Motors
(3 folders)
Box 35
Mazda
(2 folders)
Box 35
Plymouth
(2 folders)
Box 35
VIM
Box 35
Miscellaneous
Box 35
WIX
(6 folders)
Box 35
General
(5 folders)
Box 35
General Jet-Air
(11 folders)
Box 35
Lee
(2 folders)
Box 35
U.S. Tires
(3 folders)
Box 35
Bowery Savings Bank
Box 35
Dekalb City Federal
Box 35
Florida National Bank
Box 35
Falstaff
(6 folders)
Box 35
Feigenspan
(2 folders)
Box 35
Jax
(4 folders)
Box 35
Krueger's
Box 35
Schmidt's
(7 folders)
Box 35
[Billboard proofs: removed to Oversize Materials, Oversize Folder 2.]
Box 35
J.M. Monk Building Company
Box 35
Forhan's
(3 folders)
Box 35
Geritol
Box 35
Miscellaneous
Box 35
American Dairy Association (ADA)
(6 folders)
Box 35
Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P)
Box 35
Baker's Cocoa
(3 folders)
Box 35
Best Foods
(2 folders)
Box 35
Betty Crocker
Box 35
Blue Plate
Box 35
Cliquot Club
Box 35
Coca-Cola
Box 35
Del-Monte
(8 folders)
Box 35
Hardee's
Box 35
Heinz
(2 folders)
Box 35
Hellmann's
Box 35
Luck's
Box 35
Mars
(4 folders)
Box 35
Nabisco
(6 folders)
Box 35
National Confectioners Association
Box 35
Nescafe
(6 folders)
Box 35
Sunshine
(8 folders)
Box 35
Swift's
Box 35
Tetley's
(3 folders)
Box 35
Yuban
Box 35
Atlantic Motor Oil
Box 35
Enco

Includes a note written by Orr in the first folder.

(18 folders)
Box 35
Fina
Box 35
Gulf
Box 35
Kool Motor
(5 folders)
Box 35
Miscellaneous
Box 35
Pyro
(3 folders)
Box 35
Black Cat campaign
(8 folders)
Box 35
Love campaign
(12 folders)
Box 35
Research campaign
(20 folders)
Box 35
Miscellaneous
Box 35
Sinclair
(13 folders)
Box 35
Sunoco
(2 folders)
Box 35
Gas
(3 folders)
Box 35
Semet Solvay coke
Box 35
Gillette
(2 folders)
Box 35
Glory-B wax
Box 35
MetLife
(2 folders)
Box 35
ACF Gin
Box 35
Bellow's
(2 folders)
Box 35
Black and White
(3 folders)
Box 35
Carstair's
Box 35
Dewar's
Box 35
Haig and Haig
(2 folders)
Box 35
MacNaughton
Box 35
Old Colony
Box 35
Old Crow
(10 folders)
Box 35
Seagram's
(6 folders)
Box 35
Smirnoff
(5 folders)
Box 35
Cover design for 100 Best Posters, 1936
Box 35
Cover designs for Interpace annual report
(5 folders)
Box 35
Decca
(3 folders)
Box 35
Dragnet
(2 folders)
Box 35
Eddie Fisher Show
Box 35
Polaroid Polacolor film
(6 folders)
Box 36
[Poster designs: removed to Oversize Materials, Oversize Folder 3-6.]
Box 36
Export $$$ Helps Pay U.S. Money
Box 36
National Recovery
(3 folders)
Box 36
U.S. Defense Bonds
(2 folders)
Box 36
World War II-Combat
Box 36
Copacabana
(2 folders)
Box 36
Cruis-Along boats
Box 36
Blackstone
Box 36
Chesterfield
(8 folders)
Box 36
Dutch Masters
Box 36
Granger
(5 folders)
Box 36
Live Modern
(8 folders)
Box 36
Lots More
(3 folders)
Box 36
Miscellaneous
(4 folders)
Box 36
Lucky Strike
(4 folders)
Box 36
Salem
Box 36
Vintage White Owl
(3 folders)
Box 36
1 Unit
Box 36
2 Ideas
Box 36
3 Elements
Box 36
"America" train
(2 folders)
Box 36
Demonstration
Box 36
Even the 'Rocks' Taste Better
Box 36
Excite
Box 36
Foot High Caps
Box 36
Product
Box 36
Refreshes
Box 36
Sell!
Box 36
Abstract designs
Box 36
Bird
Box 36
Female figures
(6 folders)
Box 36
Groups
(7 folders)
Box 36
Interior of office
Box 36
Bicycle and tree
Box 36
Building
Box 36
Lighthouse
(2 folders)
Box 36
Sea
Box 36
Seashore (watercolor)
Box 36
Town (charcoal drawing)
Box 36
Town (watercolor)
(2 folders)
Box 36
Male figures
(14 folders)
Box 36
Still life
(3 folders)
Box 36
Other sketches

Includes self-portraits, studies of female forms and backdrop art. Some items removed to Oversize Folders 7-9.

(7 folders)
Box 37
Periodical and book cover illustrations

Includes covers for "Mission to Mackinac," "The Outlander," "Sherman: Fighting Prophet," "1776 Revolution," Vanity Fair, 1933 and 1935.

Box 37

Oversize folders 4, 5, 7, and 8 have been reboxed into Box 38.

Wilkinson, J. Walter, undated

Includes three original oil paintings Wilkinson made for the OAAA campaign "To Make a Long Story Short--Use Outdoor Advertising".

Oversize Folder 1
Billboard proofs, 1947-1956 and undated

Images include Arcadian fertilizer, Allied Chemical, Cheer, Colgate, Craig, Drake's cookies, Ford, Hamm's beer, Heinz soup, Kenl Ration, Life Saver, Nash automobiles, Ritz crackers, and Universal range.

Oversize Folder 2
Poster designs, undated

Images include Alpine cigarettes, Arrow shirts, Bowery Savings Bank, Bufferin, Busch beer, Chesterfield cigarettes, Colgate, Dacron, Defense Bonds, Dime Savings Bank, Dristan, DuPont, Folex Herbicides, Fram filters, Gillette, Greater New York Relief Fund, Ipana, IPNA, I.W. Harper whiskey, Kodl, Kool cigarettes, Listerine, Lucky Strike, Mazola oil, Micrin mouthwash, Muriel cigars, People's Drug, Philip Morris Company, Polar ice cream, Rexall Drug, Schenley Reserve whiskey, Teem, TESTA car, Trommers beer, Verney fabrics, Viceroy cigarettes, White Rose tea and outdoor advertising industry promotion.

Oversize Folder 3 and 6
Poster designs, undated

Additional posters; see above for content.

Box 38
Other Sketches, 1962 and undated

Includes landscapes, still life and form studies, portraits.

Oversize Folder 9
Other Sketches, undated

Additional sketches, see above for content.

Box 38

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1907 May 22Born, Caro, Mich.
1928Graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago; worked for several years for various newspapers and advertising agencies
circa 1933Joined Outdoor Advertising, Inc. (OAI)
circa 1938Became an Associate Art Director, OAI
1957Married Janet Brewster, then-Executive Secretary of the National Society of Art Directors
1958Became President, Art Directors Club of New York, and Art Director, OAI
1959Became Chairman, Art Division, Sister Elizabeth Kenney Foundation Fund, a public service campaign to fight polio
1965Won a gold medal for water colors at the 25th Annual Members Exhibition of the Art Directors Club of New York, for his painting entitled Composition No. 1
circa 1968Retired as Art Director of OAI, to become a consultant art director
1988 July 4Died, Montville, N.J.

Garrett Orr was a graphic artist and billboard designer. A director with Outdoor Advertising, Inc. (OAI) for over 30 years (1938-1968), Orr oversaw national outdoor advertising campaigns during a period where technological advances and a developing interstate highway system stimulated rapid growth in the U.S. outdoor advertising industry. Stan H. Henderson, President of the Georgia Outdoor Advertising Company, Inc. once said of Garrett Orr, "Garry probably produced more outdoor advertising art than any other man in history."

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Garrett Orr Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier

Completed March 2003

Processing of this collection was supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Accessions 96-139 and 2000-0327 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.