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Guide to the Japanese Product Labels collection, approximately 1900s-1930s

Summary

Consists of three scrapbooks containing labels for primarily beverages produced in Japan or imported for Japanese consumption. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are represented, including flavored mineral water, flavoring syrups, cider, shochu, sake, gin, cognac, and port and other wines. Imported products originated in the United States, Spain, Portugal and France. Companies represented include Asahi, Showa, Hoyoku and Good Drink. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11518
Title
Japanese Product Labels collection
Date
approximately 1900s-1930s
Creator
John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English and Japanese.

Collection Overview

Consists of three scrapbooks containing labels for primarily beverages produced in Japan or imported for Japanese consumption. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are represented, including flavored mineral water, flavoring syrups, cider, shochu, sake, gin, cognac, and port and other wines. Imported products originated in the United States, Spain, Portugal and France. Companies represented include Asahi, Showa, Hoyoku and Good Drink. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Japanese Product Labels collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Scrapbooks, approximately 1900s-1930s
(3 Volumes)
Box 1
 

Related Material

Related materials may be found in the following Hartman Center collections:

Japanese Matchbox Label Collection;

J. Walter Thompson Company. International Advertisements;

J. Walter Thompson Company. 35mm Microfilm Proofs


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Provenance

The Japanese Product Labela collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, Sept. 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0143