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Guide to the San Jose retail store and window display photographs, 1918-1940s and undated

Summary

Collection includes black and white photographs of clothing, department, furniture, grocery, hardware, household appliance, music and musical instrument, shoe and other retail store window displays, signs and interior merchandise displays of businesses in the San Jose, California area. Photographs also depict clerks and store employees at work as well as storefront street scenes. Companies represented include Albers, Armour Star, Bauer & Black, Best Foods, Hart Schaffner & Marx, Montgomery Ward, Pacific Gas, Standard Oil (Calol, Pearl Oil, Red Cross gasoline, Zerolene Oil), Sunkist, Vellumoid and Victor records. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11698
Title
San Jose retail store and window display photographs
Date
1918-1940s and undated
Extent
0.4 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes black and white photographs of clothing, department, furniture, grocery, hardware, household appliance, music and musical instrument, shoe and other retail store window displays, signs and interior merchandise displays of businesses in the San Jose, California area. Photographs also depict clerks and store employees at work as well as storefront street scenes. Companies represented include Albers, Armour Star, Bauer & Black, Best Foods, Hart Schaffner & Marx, Montgomery Ward, Pacific Gas, Standard Oil (Calol, Pearl Oil, Red Cross gasoline, Zerolene Oil), Sunkist, Vellumoid and Victor records. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by retail store type.

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Collection is open for research.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], San Jose retail store and window display photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Related Material

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

Department store window photographs;

Doris Bryn papers;

Hart, Schaffner & Marx Advertising Service materials;

Karl Worsinger and Virginia Roehl window display photographs;

National Biscuit Company photograph album;

Rosenblatt window and store fashion displays;

Strobridge Lithographing Company advertisements;


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Provenance

The San Jose retail store and window display photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, Jan. 2019;

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2004-0352