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Guide to the Southern California Embossed Advertising sticker collection, 1933-1964 and undated

Summary

Collection of 137 embossed advertising stickers from an unknown producer. Stickers depict a wide range of businesses and products primarily in the Southern California region, from Los Angeles to San Diego. Products represented include alcoholic beverages, automotive parts and supplies, clothing, cosmetics, food products, gasoline and motor oil, hair care preparations, musical instruments, patent medicines, plastic surgery, shaving products, sporting goods, tooth powder and other dentifrices. Companies and events represented include the California Pacific International Exposition, Carnation and Max Factor. Some stickers are affixed to envelopes; others are affixed to jobber cards giving production dates and design details. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11514
Title
Southern California Embossed Advertising sticker collection
Date
1933-1964 and undated
Creator
John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
Extent
.02 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection of 137 embossed advertising stickers from an unknown producer. Stickers depict a wide range of businesses and products primarily in the Southern California region, from Los Angeles to San Diego. Products represented include alcoholic beverages, automotive parts and supplies, clothing, cosmetics, food products, gasoline and motor oil, hair care preparations, musical instruments, patent medicines, plastic surgery, shaving products, sporting goods, tooth powder and other dentifrices. Companies and events represented include the California Pacific International Exposition, Carnation and Max Factor. Some stickers are affixed to envelopes; others are affixed to jobber cards giving production dates and design details. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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[Identification of item], Southern California Embossed Advertising sticker collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Advertising stickers, 1933-1964 and undated
Box 1
 

Related Material

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

Advertising Ephemera collection; Arlie R. Slabaugh Collection of Direct Mail Literature; Barry Silverstein Collection of Direct Marketing Materials; National Press Company Advertising and Promotional Materials


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Provenance

The Embossed Southern California Embossed Advertising sticker 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: 2017-0033