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Guide to the Southern Sweet Gum Company advertising trading cards for Kestler's Sweet Gum and Pepsin, circa 1898-1903

Abstract

The Southern Sweet Gum Company was a chewing gum manufacturer in Greensboro (Guilford Co.), N.C.

Collection comprises 8 full-color advertising trade cards (approx. 4x6 in.), featuring authors and composers, produced as a purchasing incentive for the chewing gum. Included are cards for Burns, Byron, Dickens, Goethe, Longfellow, Mozart, Schiller, and Tennyson. Missing from the collection are Wagner, Beethoven, and Liszt. The cards are undated, but there is documentation for the company's location in Greensboro between 1898 and 1903.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Southern Sweet Gum Co.
Title
Southern Sweet Gum Company advertising trading cards for Kestler's Sweet Gum and Pepsin circa 1898-1903
Language of Materials
English
Extent
0.10 linear feet
Location
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Collection Overview

Collection comprises 8 full-color advertising trade cards (approx. 4x6 in.), featuring authors and composers, produced as a purchasing incentive for the chewing gum. Included are cards for Burns, Byron, Dickens, Goethe, Longfellow, Mozart, Schiller, and Tennyson. Missing from the collection are Wagner, Beethoven, and Liszt. The cards are undated, but there is documentation for the company's location in Greensboro between 1898 and 1903.

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Contents of the Collection

Historical Note

The Southern Sweet Gum Company was a chewing gum manufacturer in Greensboro (Guilford Co.), N.C.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Southern Sweet Gum Company advertising trading cards for Kestler's Sweet Gum and Pepsin, circa 1898-1903, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Purchase, 2009

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, June 2010

Encoded by: Alice Poffinberger, June 2010

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2009-0160

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.