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1/2 merit
Reward of merit cut from sheet of merits typically accumulated by students to be redeemed for a larger certificate or fancy card from their teacher. Contains ornamental border., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., Described in Patricia Fenn and Alfred Malpa, Rewards of merit (Charlottesville, Va.: Ephemera Society of America, 1994), 110.

5 merits. Punctuality. Attention. Dilligence.
Reward of merit designed as a bank note. Contains pictorial details of instruments of learning, including a paint palette, lamp, books, and a globe, within a decorative border., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., Described in Patricia Fenn and Alfred Malpa, Rewards of merit (Charlottesville, Va.: Ephemera Society of America, 1994), 110.

A. E. Brown & Co., manufacturers of children and infants' shoes, Orwigsburg, Penna. A. E. Brown. J. A. Paul. P. W. Fegley.
Advertising blotter containing a caricature of "Our Commercial Traveler" (i.e., a traveling agent for wholesale merchants). Shows a gentleman sales agent caricatured with a large head, mustache, side burns, and prominent nose, attired in a suit and top hat, and carrying a valise and umbrella., Manuscript note on recto: Property of Jho. Shower, Orwigsburg, Pa., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

A. L. Gerhart & Co.'s commission & forwarding warehouse, No. 365 Market Street.
Bill of lading for the Philadelphia shipping warehouse containing two vignette wood engravings. Images show a steam locomotive, and a horse-drawn canal boat., Completed in manuscript for Mr. Schrack shipping "1 bbl oil" to Brubacker & Co., dated September 22, 1846 and signed by A.L. Gerhart., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

A. S. Renner, carriage builder, Perkasie Station, N.P.R.R. Bucks Co., Pa.
Trade card containing images of a convertible carriage and a coach., Printed in red ink., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

A. Wright & Nephew, Vine Street Wharf, Delaware.
Bill of lading for the Philadelphia shipping warehouse containing two vignette wood engravings. Images shows a steam locomotive, and a horse-drawn canal boat., Completed in manuscript for C. Schrack shipping 1 box glass, 1 tin [illegible], 1 bbl oil to H.L. [Emmons, Wilkes Barre?], dated September 30, 1846 and signed L.B.C., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Adams & Co's express. Eastern, Western, and Northern package express, for the conveyance of merchandise, specie, baggage, &c, &c, and insurance effected, whenever required on any package, to its full amount of value.
Bill of lading for the Philadelphia branch (est. circa 1843) of the rail express service company started by Alvin Adams of Boston in 1840. Contains vignette showing an "Adams & Co. Express" train crossing over a stone bridge under which a horse-drawn wagon travels. In the background, a ship sails and in the foreground, two men watch the train from a valley., Name of proprietors (Alvin Adams, W.B. Dinsmore, E. S. Sanford, E. S. Shoemaker) and office locations (Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond) printed below and to side of image., Contains N.B. explicating that Adams & Co. are "alone responsible for the loss or injury of any article or property of any description entrusted to their care...", Completed in manuscript for J. S. Myers shipping one tin box to Wm. Gadsby, Washington, DC., dated March 17, 1852, signed: For the Proprietors, [D Nussing?]., Numeric calculations inscribed on verso., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., Small section of bottom edge torn off.

Album [graphic].
Album of genre scenes depicting European life in the country. Several contain children and animals, who are often in rural and buccolic settings. Includes plate 19 showing a Gypsy boy, with a monkey on his shoulder, and accompanied by two dogs walking past a farm; plate 20 showing a figurine peddler dropping his wares when frightened by a mother dog protecting her pups at a rustic family homestead; plate 3 depicting a woman, a rifle over her shoulder, guiding the horse of a Zouave soldier away from his fellow troops; plate 2 depicting a woman, with a book, possibly a Bible under her arm, walking with two boys past two men working in their garden; plate 5 showing a family in a canoe fishing with a net; plate 6 showing young hunters stealing the game of their napping companion; plate 7 depicting a young farm girl asleep near a picnic basket and a dog while her elders build hay huts in the background; plate 8 depicting a gypsy violinist with his dog near a stone wall and under the gaze of a barefoot peasant boy and girl; plate 9 showing a girl wading near an unhappy duck family in a river below a mountain range accompanied by a young male companion seated on the shore; plate 10 showing two young farm women attending to rabbits in the doorway of a hutch; plate 11 showing a peasant woman, carrying a bundle of wheat, and with a girl on a dirt road who watch a man, with a specimen box, seated near his net and holding a snake; plate 12 showing a wife in traditional costume leading a mule carrying her peasant husband and their child and a large bundle; plate 13 showing a father and his two young girls ice fishing with their dog and a picnic basket; plate 14 showing two girls gathering fire wood near a frozen river and with their dog; and plate 14 showing a girl making a floral wreath near another girl petting a dog attended by a boy on a hillside below a castle-like structure., Also includes plate 16 showing a toddler boy in a gown and socks walking to his mother seated next to his father in their rustic home; plate 17 depicting an older peasant boy and young woman attempting to wake a peasant girl sleeping on a hay bale in a farm field; an unnumbered plate showing an older boy disrobing for a swim beside a dog and a younger boy leaning on a pier near the ocean; and plate 4 showing a girl standing near a boy petting a dog laying near a tree on which a hunter's bag, rifle, and cap hang., Inscribed on front free endpaper: Maggie A. Fleming, June 1850., Title stamped on front cover., Green morrocco binding., Plate numbers printed in upper right corner of all, except one print. Bound out of order., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Forms part of Helen Beitler Graphic Ephemera Collection., Gift of Helen Beitler and the estate of Helen Beitler.

Allemannia Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa. Jos. Abel, president. G.W. Hammer, secretary.
Advertising blotter containing a view of a fire company attending to a blaze at a large, possibly municipal, building. Shows firemen utilizing steam engines and hoses to pump water onto the flames, and ladders to scale the building. Scene bordered in lower left corner by horn and lantern details. Allemannia was chartered in 1868., Printed below title: Insure with the Oldest Agency Company of Western Pennsylvania. Time Tried and Fire Tested. Insure Your Dwelling With This Company., Stamped on recto: Guiles & Wensell, Agents, No. 103 N. 2d. Street, Harrisburg, Pa., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Allen & Needles, wholesale dealers in oil & guano. Agents for Kingsford & Sons starch. No. 41 South Water St. & No. 42 South Wharves, Philadelphia.
Pictorial envelope containing an oval-shaped cameo stamp in upper left corner for the partnership established about 1861. Allen & Needles operated until the early 1870s., Tite from cameo stamp., Contains on recto: ink-stamp postmark [illegible] PA Sep 8 and cancelled three-cents stamp printed in red ink and depicting George Washington., Addressed in manuscript to: R.J. Jackson, Lapidum, Harford Cy. Md., Numeric calculations in ink on verso., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

American & Howe pin companies' adamantine pins.
Pin label containing pictorial details, ornate borders, and filigree. Details include urns, gargoyles, and a vase. American Pin Company established in 1846 and Howe Manufacturing Company established in 1833 operated the only pin manufactories in the United States in Connecticut by 1848., Printed on flaps: American & Howe Pin Cos' 5 Adamantine Pins., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

American Hotel, S. M. Heulings proprietor, Chestnut Street bet. Fifth & Sixth, opposite Independence Hall, Philadelphia.
Pictorial envelope advertising the American Hotel and containing a view of "Independence Hall, Directly Opposite the American Hotel" on the verso. Image also shows the Bailly statue of George Washington and pedestrian traffic, including couples on promenade and in conversation., Title from printed return address., Upper right corner removed., Contains ink-stamp postmark: Philadelphia Oct 3 8 AM., Addressed in manuscript to: Mr. Wm. Fulmer, Bloomsberry, New Jersey., Accompanied by illustrated letterhead completed in manuscript to Mr. Wm. Fulmer ("Dear Bro.") from A.M. Henkel, dated October 2, 1876 describing a wedding trip, including a visit to the Centennial Exhibition. Illustration duplicates illustration on corresponding envelope. [P.2011.10.69a], Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Ask for Bell Bros. Co.'s sheep-lined coats and ulsters. Manufactured by Bell Bro's Co. Dubuque, Ia.
Pictorial envelope containing an image of a bearded man attired in a heavy, sheep lined coat, cap, and gloves. The man also holds a lit pipe. Bell Bros. Company was incorporated in 1888., Title from advertising text., Addressed in manuscript to: Flancy & Co., Argusville, N.D., Contains on recto: ink-stamp postmark: Dubuque, Iowa Jul 1, 1902 7 PM and cancelled two-cent oval stamp printed in red ink and depicting the profile of George Washington., Contains on verso: ink-stamp postmark Argusville, N. Dak, Jul 2, 1902., Date inferred from postmarks., Printed upper left corner: After 10 days, return to Bell Bros. company, Cor. Fourth & Locust Street, DUBUQUE, IOWA., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Aultman, Miller & Co., Akron, O. U.S.A. A happy New year, 1890. [graphic].
Calendar depicting scenes in the making and distribution of the "Buckeye" machinery produced by the Akron company founded in 1863. Front cover contains scene "Getting out Lumber for the World-famed Buckeye Binders and Mowers" showing a hunter and trapper watching oxen haul logs, loggers cut trees, and camp hands carry buckets and tend a dutch oven over a campfire. Internal views show "Receiving and Dressing Lumber for Buckeye Machines"; "Partial View of Wood Department Mammoth Buckeye Works, Akron, Ohio"; "Mining and Reducing the Ores for use in Buckeye Harvesting Machines"; "Partial view of Buckeye Foundry, Akron, Ohio"; "The Perfected Buckeye Binder and Mower, The World's Standard" and "Shipping the Celebrated Buckeye Machines to all parts of the civilized Globe." Views include calendar insets, laborers and foremen at work, industrial machinery (wood saws, smelters, power drills) in use, trains, and ships being loaded at a loading dock. Back cover depicts a scene showing several plowmen using horse-drawn "Buckeye" binders (i.e., combines) reaping a large field of wheat. View also contains an inset depicting a man mowing his pasture. Flowers and a banner reading "The World's Victors" border the inset. Aultman, Miller & Co. began to only build threshing machines, traction engines, and saw mills in 1890. The firm was bought out in 1911., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Barren Hill Hotel, no. 1, (opposite the Germantown Road.) James Mewhinney, proprietor. Choice wines, liquors, and cigars.
Trade card for the inn, later known as General Lafayette Inn, containing an embossed image of a man driving a horse-drawn buggy. Also contains a decorative border. Mewhinney operated the inn, first called Barren Hill Hotel in 1869, from 1874 to 1895., Embossed., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Berks Builders and Supply Co., Wyomissing, Pa. Manufacturers of all kinds of planning mill work.
Trade card containing a view of a stone tower with the additions of upper and lower wood verandas. Visitors stand on the verandas and a rail car passes in the foreground., List of "Reading Fire Alarm Boxes" printed on verso., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Biddle Hardware Co., Philadelphia.
Pictorial envelope containing a vignette depicting an anvil marked with the name of the hardware firm., Title from printed return address., Date inferred from ink-stamp postmark: Philadelphia Apr 21, [18]88, 6 30 PM., Contains cancelled oval two-cent stamp printed in green and containing a profile portrait of George Washington., Printed upper left corner: Please return if not delivered within 10 days., Addressed in manuscript to: Cleveland Stone Co., Cleveland, Ohio., Contains on verso: ink-stamp postmark: Cleveland, O., Apr 23, 1888, 4 AM., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., Cleveland Stone Company was founded by George H. Worthington in 1886.

[Billheads from Omaha, Nebraska businesses issued to Dr. Charles L. Heizmann]
Includes billhead dated October 18, 1873 from Aschmann, piano maker and organ builder for tuning, repairing and moving a piano, and billhead dated January 28, 1874 from C.H. Frederick, fashionable hatter for a $16.50 hat. Frederick billhead includes vignette depicting the head of a tiger., Title supplied by cataloger., One of prints [P.2011.10.122] annotated: & Schaller [crossed out]., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., Charles L. Heizmann was a U.S. Army surgeon who participated in the 1873 U.S. expedition for military defenses in northwestern Wyoming.

Book of cabinet chromos 1881 [graphic].
Subscriber's premium comprised of a series of titled chromolithographs depicting portraits of historical figures and genre, religious, sentimental, and allegorical scenes. Images include "Beauty and Her Pets" showing a young lady feeding doves at her window garden; a robed woman "At The Cross"; the "Autumn Beauties" of a girl on a swing with her cat in her lap; a woman picking flowers in "Shoo Fly"; "The Sailor Girl"; "Our Idol," a lavishly attired Victorian girl; a woman near a fireplace showing "Maternal Affection" as she holds her baby to her breast; "The Flower Angels"; "The Angel of Song" in a bird's nest; a "Little Tot" of a girl; "The Flower Girl" in a wooded area with her dog; "Young Captain Jinks"; "Little Buttercup"; a woman pondering "Yes Or No" to a written marriage proposal; the engaged woman holding a portrait photograph in "Yes"; portraits of George and Martha Washington and Henry W. Longfellow; chicks confronting "The Unwelcome Visitor" of a frog; a mother kissing the hand of her daughter - "Grandma's Pet" - in a highchair next to her grandmother; "The Angel's Message"; "A Merry Christmas" and "Happy New Year" family portrait; "The Young Student" reading on a grassy cliff overlooking a cove; puppies learning "The First Lesson" of hunting vermin; "Puss in Boots" showing a kitten in a boot; the buck "The Monarch of the Glen"; a girl covered in ink from her "Little Mischief" to write with a quill pen; children "Fruit Gatherers" at a fruit tree by a lake; and a woman on an evening "Meditation" near a sun dial., Copyrighted., Presented to every subscriber to The People’s Illustrated Fireside Magazine., Case shaped liked book binding and illustrated on recto and verso. Images include vignette showing a hearth and floral and geometric pictorial details., Text on spine reads: Premium with The Peoples Illustrated Fireside Magazine. 32 Gems., Prints numbered lower left corner: 1-2; 4-23; 26-33. Some in manuscript., Peleg Orison Vickery, publisher and politician, established Fireside Magazine in 1874. The periodical contained fictional stories and served as a mail order catalog., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Bot of Mord. & Sam. N. Lewis, no. 135 South Front Street near the drawbridge, agents of the Philadelphia Lead Works.
Billhead containing a vignette captioned "Manufactured by Mord. Lewis & Co. and showing barrels of lead labeled "White Lead"; "Red Lead"; and "Mord. Lewis & Co., Philada." Mordecai and Samuel N. Lewis began operation of a white leads manufactory in 1819., Date inferred from establishment date of firm., Billed to Mr. C. Schrack on May 13, 1835 for "1 bbl Dry Lead" [mg?] 890-30/860 lbs @ 10, $86.00; porterage $.25: $86.25; [2/?] off for Cash, $1.72: $84.53., Inscribed below image: Mr. Lewis & Co. White Lead Philada., Contains hole punch upper center., Manuscript note on verso: M. & S.N. Lewis., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., C. Schrack & Co. were Philadelphia varnish and color manufacturers and importers and dealers in printers' materials.

Bo't of the Alford & Berkele Co. Manufacturers' agents & exporters guns, pistols, cutlery, plated ware, specialties in hardware, etc., etc. P.O. Box 2002. 77 Chambers Street.
Billhead containing a collage of hardware store merchandise, including a "Beaver Falls" pocket knife, silverware, and handgun. Alford & Berkele, originally a tool and cuttlery manufactory operated under Alonzo Alford, was incorporated in 1883. The firm dissolved circa 1901., List of twenty-five "(Specialties.) Goods of the following Manufactures:" printed to left of image. Includes A.M. Booth, pocket knives; Tinker & Hall, Little Giant rat traps; and Edgecomb Novelty Co., Printed above and below image: No allowance for damage or deficiency unless claim to be established within 5 days after receipt of goods. Terms: [Net Cash] With Exchange on N.Y., subject to Sight Draft at Maturity., Completed in manuscript to Mr. Lewis J. Macy, Pulaski, N.Y. on July 16, 1889 for 1 set ideal reloading tools 38 W.C.F. #4, 2.50. 25 @ 10%: 1.70., Inscribed in pencil on recto: Express. Paid by P.O. note., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., Small section of bottom edge torn off.

Bought of Artman, Dillinger & Co. Wholesale dealers in cotton yarns, carpet chain, carpets, ratting, wadding, tie, and wick yarns, oil cloths, window sh[ades], door mats, grain bags, cordage brushes, looking glasses, wood[en] [a]nd willow ware, &c. 104 No
Billhead containing a vignette exterior view of the four-story storefront of Artman, Dillinger & Co. at 104 North Third Street. Signage adorns the facade of the building in which patrons enter and exit. Crates line the sidewalk and a horse-drawn wagon travels in the street., Completed in manuscript to Miss [?] [Parden?] 1426 South St. on December 10, 1870 for 1/2 [nursery?] chains 16.50: 8. 25., Inscribed in ink on recto: Recd payment Artman, Dillinger & Co., Printed to right of image: No Deduction Allowed, Unless Claimed Within Five Days from Receipt of Goods., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Bought of Breinig, Fronefield & Co. Druggists & chemists, no. 187 North 3rd Street. Wholesale dealers and importers of drugs, medicines, paints, dye stuffs, glass, perfumery &c.&c.
Billhead for the drug firm established in 1848 by Dr. Charles Fronefield and Dr. Breinig. Contains vignette showing druggists' apparatus and supplies, including beakers, flasks, a scale, distiller, mortar and pestle, barrels, casks, and crates of oil of vitriol and glass., Completed in manuscript to Mr. J. S. Stetter on December 31, 1852 for "Roll Sulph" for $21.93., Manuscript note on recto: Dear Sir: There is a small bill standing against you since Nov./51. It was sent twice but the first time it got lost, which no one could justly say was our fault, but as it is somewhat hard for one to bear thy whole loss we are willing to lose 1/4; if it is satisfactory. When we send things to taverns as directed they pass out of our care entirely, we are only responsible for getting them there safely., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Bought of C. Cumming & Co. Manufacturers & dealers in twine, glues, curled hair, hide whips, sand paper, lace leather, horns, bones, neats' foot oil, plastering hair & c. Factory -St. John STreet, above Beaver, Philad'a. Stores---nos. 3, 5 & 7 South Third
Billhead containing an exterior view of the L-shaped glue factory, and courtyard. Smoke billows from the stacks on the roof and a weather vane adorns a tower at the cross-section of the building. One section includes vented windows and a chute into the yard, which contains crates and a lamp post. In the street, a horse-drawn cart travels toward one stopped near a gentleman. Charles Cumming operated a factory as a sole proprietor until circa 1855 when his firm C. Cumming & Co. was established., Name of proprietors (Charles Cumming and James R. White) and "Terms" printed below image. Terms detail "Current Accounts, Cash Jan'y 1st and July 1st. For Bills of $100 and over, 4 months negotiable notes. Bills less than $100 positively Cash less five per cent. Ground Bones, Neats' Foot Oil and Springs, Nett., Completed in manuscript to G.W. [Rernadon]? & Bros. on August 3, 1860 for" 2 boxes 'Coul whips" - 10 % of each. 20 gross at $600: $120., Inscribed in greasy pencil and in ink on recto: Ella Reed., Inscribed on recto: R H & Co. within a drawing of a diamond., Manuscript note on verso: C. Cumming. [Riera?] Herman & Co. $120. Augt 3 1860. Paid Sept 21., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Bought of Charles Clarke, coal dealer, N.E. cor. Master & North Penna. R.R.
Receipt containing a vignette showing a horse-drawn coal cart loaded with coal., Completed in manuscript to Mr. George W. Thorn on March 19, 1862 for "1 (2240 lbs) ton Lehigh Store @ $4.50. Signed: Received Payment, Chas. Clarke., Promotion printed below image: Has constantly on hand and daily receiving: Lehigh Coal, Prepared with care for Family and Factory use. Kept Under Cover. Terms Cash., Contains punched whole in center., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Bought of Edwin Hall, no. 28 South Second St., silks, shawls, dress goods, cloths, mourning goods, furnishing goods, gloves, hosiery, embroideries, laces, white goods &c.
Bilhead containing a vignette showing the exterior of the four-story dry goods store. Patrons enter the building past large display windows at which passers-by review the merchandise. In the foreground, a horse-drawn omnibus travels and a man on horseback greets a gentleman on the sidewalk., Completed in manuscript to Mr. C .J. Collings on May 1, 1871 for several items, including flannel, muslin, pink chintz, edging, lace, and ribbon, purchased between February 27 and March 3. Prices range from $.08 for lace to $2.75 for cuffs. Bill totals $21.34., Manuscript note on recto: 7/30 Recd Payt Edwin Hall., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Bought of F. Millett & Co. Wholesale dealers in foreign and domestic fruits, spices, olive oils, canned goods, &c. No. 5 Arch Street.
Bilhead containing a vignette showing a steam boat. Image framed in an ornate border composed of filigree., Completed in manuscript to Mr. Sherman on October 27, 1870 for "1 Bbl apples" $2.75; "1 Bbl potatoes" $2.25: $5.00., Manuscript note on recto: Recd Payment F. Millett & Co. Per S.W.M., Printed above image: If any claims, they must be made within 5 Days from receipt of Goods, or no Allowance will be made., Printed below image: Terms Cash., Manuscript note on verso: F. Millett & Co. Apples & potatoes $5.00. 10-27-70., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Bought of French & Richards, wholesale druggists, north-west corner of Market and Tenth Sts., wholesale agents for Silver's plastic fire and water proof paints.
Billhead containing a cameo stamp depicting "French & Richards' New Wholesale Drug, Paint & Glass Warehouse, N.W. Cor. of 10th & Market St., Philada." Shows the exterior of the four-story building, including a tower. Crates and barrels line the side of the store. Also shows the adjacent hardware store. Established in 1844 by Clayton French, William Campbell, and William H. Richards, the firm was renamed French, Richards & Co. in 1855. The business operated from Market and Tenth streets 1844-1890. French, Richards & Co. merged with the Smith & Kline Company (later GlaxoSmithKline) in 1891., Completed in manuscript to Mr. [blank] on August 23, 1854 for "50 lbs White lead" @ 9 1/2: $4.75., List of products for which French & Richards are "Agents For"; "Manufacturers of"; Importers of"; and Wholesale Dealers in" printed on recto. Products include American Zinc Paints, Putty, Rough Plate Glass Tiles; and Paper Maker's Clay, Satin, White., Printed below image: All Deductions or claims for allowance of any kind must be made within three days after delivery, otherwise they will not be allowed in the settlement., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Bought of Geo. D. Sprecher, importer and dealer in foreign and domestic hardware, saddlery, cutlery, paints, oils, varnishes, glass &c. A general assortment of bar, hoop, & sheet iron, steel, lead pipe, safety fuse, rock powder, cedar ware, cabinet moldin
Billhead containing a vignette showing a hammer resting on an anvil., Completed in manuscript to Elizabeth Furnace on September 24, 1851 for 1/2 [doz?] bags, 8.50: $4.25., Manuscript note in red ink on recto: Ent DB 171., Contains punched hole in center., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Bought of George A. Clark & Brother, sole agents for the Clark Thread Company. 14 South Fifth Street. Clark's O.N.T. crochet & darning cotton's.
Billhead for the Philadelphia retail branch of the New York firm containing a vignette image showing "Clark's O.N.T. Spool Cotton" spool of thread. Clark, a native Scotsman, established an American house in New York for the exclusive distribution of cotton thread in 1855 and built a manufactory in Newark circa 1865., Completed in manuscript to Mr. Jas. R. Mercer on March 27th, 1893 for "34 B[?] Ball[?] 200 yds, 45, $15.30; 2 @ 6%, $3.80: $11.50 net., Printed on recto: Terms Cash, In Bankable Funds Within 30 Days. This Bill is Net Cash., Calculations in ink on recto., Manuscript note on recto: Will forward balance of order soon as received from our mill., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Bought of J. E. Caldwell & Co. Jewelers. No. 902 Chestnut St.
Billhead containing an image of a lion, standing upright and holding a key and scale, while balanced on a ball. The jewelry store, established circa 1839 as James E. Caldwell, was reorganized as J. E. Caldwell & Co. in 1848., Contains two-cents stamp printed in brown ink and containing a portrait of George Washington. Stamp overlayed with J.E. Caldwell stamp., Completed in manuscript to Barton Miller, Esq., Providence, R.I. on December 31, 1869 for $100 watch., Inscribed on recto: Paid J.E. Caldwell & Co., Manuscript note on verso: J. E. Caldwell 1869., Printed above image: Terms invariably cash., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Bought of John Hays & Co., miners and dealers in all kinds of hard and soft coal and coke. Office and dock: C. & P. R'y coal pier and 9 Prospect St. Cleveland, Ohio.
Receipt containing an image showing a laborer using a pitch fork to load a "John Hays & Co. Ridge White Ash Coal" rail car. A mound of coal on which a pitch fork rests is visible on one end of the car. The head of a horse is partially visible behind the opposite end of the car., Title from text on verso., Completed in manuscript to Mr. A. G. Whitney on September 4, 1877 for "2000 pounds Carbon Ridge, Lump.", Contains punched whole in upper right corner., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Bought of John Westney, agt. Late of Shill, Jr. & Co., manufacturer and dealer in baby carriages, boys' & girls' velocipedes, bicycles, express wagons. All kinds of carriages and velocipedes repaired, nos. 214 and 226 Dock Street.
Billhead containing a vignette showing a baby carriage designed with an overhead, hanging shade., Completed in manuscript to Mr. Lawson on July 19, 1886 for "#21 Coach" for $14., Stamped on recto: Received Payment, Jno. Westney, Agt. Signed: Per A.O. Bloecker., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Bought of Potts & Roberts, importers and dealers in foreign and American iron & steel and heavy hardware. Warehouse, Third & Willlow Sts.
Billhead containing a vignette showing sailing ships on a rough sea., Completed in manuscript to Mr. Isaac S. Steler[sic] on September 23, 1852 for "1 1/2 Eng hook [?], 2.00, $70, 1.75; 1 x 7/16 [?] Slit Roas, 2.00, $70, 1.75: $3.50. [?] Off 3, 10: $3.40., Manuscript note on recto: Recd Payment for Potts & Roberts, E. [Bertobl?]., Contains columns labeled: Bars. Bundles. Description. T. Cwr. Qr. Lbs. Price. Dollars. Cents., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., Isaac Stetler worked as a cordwainer in Philadelphia in the 1850s.

The Buick & Sherwood Mfg Co., manufacturers & dealers in sanitary specialties. Detroit, Mich.
Pictorial envelope containing a vignette bird's eye view showing the plumbing fixtures manufactory at "Cor. Champlain St. & Meldrum Ave."Street and pedestrian traffic, including a streetcar are visible in the foreground. Trains and surrounding cityscape are visible in the background. Buick & Sherwood was established circa 1884 with partners D.D. Buick and William Sherwood. The firm invented several plumbing innovations by the late 1880s and in 1899 was sold to Sanitary Manufacturing Company., Title from printed return address., Addressed in type to: Messrs. J.D. Johnson & Co., Philadelphia, Pa., Date inferred from ink-stamped postmark: Detroit, MI., Aug 22, [18]95 6 PM., Contains cancelled oval two-cents stamp printed in green and containing a profile portrait of George Washington., Printed upper left corner: In 5 Days Return To., Contains on verso: ink-stamp postmark: received Philadelphia, PA, Aug 24, 1895 5AM., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Bush's Allegheny House, Market Street, Above Eighth. C. I. Bush, prop'r.
Letterhead containing a vignette view showing the exterior of the five-story hotel at 814 Market Street. Guests arrive in a horse-drawn "Allegheny" coach, approach the entryway, and stand on the upper floor veranda. In the street, men ride on horseback and push handcarts. Also shows partial views of adjoining buildings, including one displaying clothing., Completed in manuscript on November 5, 1857 to "Dear Brother" from R.A. Ford detailing travel plans to Binghamton, New York by way of Great Bend and requesting instructions about the "E. Whitney property.", Manuscript note on verso: R. A. Ford. Nov. 5/ 57., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

C. H. Frederick, Omaha.
Pictorial envelope containing a vignette showing a top hat. Frederick established his hat business in 1871., Title from printed return address., Addressed in manuscript to: Dr. Chas. Heizmann, surgeon U.S. Ar[my?], Rawling Springs, [W. Va.?], Date inferred from stamp and year of the establishment of the business., Printed in left: If not called for within 10 days return to., Contains ink-stamp postmark: Omaha, Neb., Sep 24 and cancelled three-cent stamp printed in green and depicting a profile portrait of George Washington., Accompanied by letter completed in manuscript to Mr. C.H. Frederick, Omaha, Neb. from C.L. Heizmann, dated September 19, 1874 regarding "expedition prevented earlier attendace of this matter", i.e. payment of bill. Also contains response from "Fred" "O.k. much obliged, glad you got your scalp left." [P.2011.10.88a], Right edge removed., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., Charles L. Heizmann was a U.S. Army surgeon who participated in the 1873 U.S. expedition for military defenses in northwestern Wyoming.

Callowhill Street Bridge, Philadelphia, Pa.
Cigarette card promoting the Honest Long Cut brand of the American Tobacco Company. Depicts a view of the Pennsylvania Railroad bridge, also known as Spring Garden Street Bridge, built over the Schuylkill River from 1874-1875 by the Keystone Bridge Company after the designs of engineer Jacob H. Linville. Demolished in 1964. Bridge adorned with ornate ironwork, including lampposts and fencing., Title printed on recto and verso., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Carey, Bro. & Grevemeyer, 423 Market St., Philadelphia, booksellers, stationers and blank book manufacturers, paper curtains, oil shades and shading, floor and table oil cloth. Also, jobbers and manufacturers of wall paper.
Wall calendar with tear sheets. Mount contains a vignette showing the Carey Bro. & Grevemeyer wallpaper "Factory, 2228 to 2234 North 10th Street." View also shows street traffic, including horse-drawn carts and a locomotive. R. Davis and Theodore Carey and W.H. Grevemeyer partnered circa 1883 with a retail store on Market Street and a wall paper manufactory at North Tenth Street. The firm succeeded Hollowbrush & Carey, booksellers, stationers, and blank book manufacturers.Forms part of Helen Beitler Graphic Ephemera Collection., Advertising text printed in borders: Orders by Mail promptly attended to. Blank books of all kinds Made to Order. Estimates furnished for Printing of all kinds., Bottom edge of each calendar page contains printed name of different types of products offered by the firm. Includes: Pocket Books and Satchels; Pocket Cutlery; Looking Glasses; Wrapping Paper, Paper Bags & Flour Sacks; Brushes of All Kinds; Paper and Oil Curtains; Table and Floor Oil Cloth; Store Shades made & Lettered to order; Photograph Frames & Albums; Bibles, Prayer and Hymn Books; Holiday Goods; and Almanacs and Diaries., Text on mount printed in blue and red., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Cedar Hollow Lime Company. Depot 900 Jefferson Street.
Billhead containing a view of the lime-kilns captioned "Cedar Hollow. Chester County." Shows workers busy at work around the smoking kilns and flats of lime. Men labor in the quarry across from the kilns and haul lime by horse-drawn cart. The company established in 1855 was purchased by the Charles Warner Company in 1899., Completed in manuscript to Mr. Adam Waldner Bros. on June 29, 1885 for "1 Whole lime 19 1/2 Bus. Whole $1.00" -26 [cents]: $60., Manuscript note on recto: Augt 7/85 Received Payment, check by mail. Cedar Hollow Lime Co. Fm W.H. Laurie. Please accept our thanks!, Contains punched whole in center., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Centennial. 1776. 1876. Dwight Compy.
Photomechanical reduced reproduction advertising the commemorative print engraved by the American Bank Note Company. Commemorative print contains portraits of the U.S. presidents from Washington to Grant within a border composed of the thirty-six state seals. Portraits include inauguration date., Trade Mark., Registered 1876., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Charles Corless, Glen Riddle, Pa. The best cow milker in the world.
Trade card containing the image of a milk cow with her udders attached to a milking contraption within a milk pail., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

The Chestnut Hill Stock Farm, Chestnut Hill, Pa. Breeders and importers of hackneys and thoroughbreds, hunters, high action pairs, dog-cart horses, ladies cobs, and childrens ponies.
Trade card containing a vignette showing a hunter on horseback after clearing a fence and accompanied by hounds., Printed above title: Proprietor, Mitchell Harrison, Lock Box 1630, Phila. Address All Communications to the Farm. Manager, W. Fred. Presgrave, Chestnut Hill, Phila., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Compliments of Krell=French Piano Co. High grade piano makers, New Castle, Ind.
Die-cut trade card shaped as a flower promoting the firm in operation under the name Krell-French 1896-1905. Card adorned with separate die-cut butterfly., Distributor's stamp on verso: H.C. Wagner Co. Pianos. 3425 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Compliments of Lehman & Bolton, lithographers, printers, publishers. 715, 171, 719 Arch Street. Philadelphia.
Advertisement calendar for the year 1885 containing a sentimental, genre scene. Shows a long-haired child, possibly a boy, attired in a collared dress, bow at the waist, knickers, a wide-brimmed hat adorned with flowers, socks, and shoes with straps. The child holds a bouquet of flowers in one hand and holds out a sprig in the other. Advertisement also contains pictorial details depicting fruits and vinery framing the image. The firm, established in 1873 by William H. Lehman and Mahlon Bolton, Jr. from Jacob Haehnlen's former establishment at Goldsmiths' Hall, specialized in commercial lithographs such as billheads, letterheads, and advertisements., Not in Wainwright., Philadelphia on Stone, POSA 122, Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Cornish & Co., new manufactory. High grade organs & pianos, Washington, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Pictorial envelope containing a bird's eye view showing the organ and piano manufactory complex. View includes street and pedestrian traffic, including two trains and several railcars. Also shows surrounding buildings. Cornish & Co. was established circa 1880 and operated until circa 1922., Title from printed return address., Addressed in manuscript to: Post Master [stamped] Birchrunville, Chester Co., Penn., Contains cancelled one-cent stamp printed in blue ink and depicting Benjamin Franklin in profile., Numeric calculations in pencil on verso., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Croston Nurseries, bought of J. G. Dannaker & Son, nurseryman, King-of-Prussia, Montgomery Co. Pa.
Billhead containing a vignette showing a bushel basket of produce on a patch of grass., Completed in manuscript to Mrs. Anna Marris on November 10, 1876 for 6 apple trees @ 25: $1.50., Printed below image: [Pointed finger] Terms Cash. All claims for damages or deficiencies must be made within ten days after delivery. We guarantee all stock to be in good condition when delivered, after which no responsibility will be assumed by us except only when insured. All stock planted and insured to be paid for on the job being completed., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

D. Landreth & Sons, 21 and 23 South Sixth Street, Philadelphia. Seeds & bulbs, implements and tools for farm, garden, greenhouse
Trade card containing the image of a sparrow perched on a twig near a lady bug on a leaf. The seed company originally established in 1784 as David Landreth, was renamed David Landreth & Son in 1860., Advertising text on verso promotes "Prices Low. Catalogues Free," and the longevity, and extensive and first quality stock of the firm, including "Garden, Field & Flower Seeds, Agricultural Implements and Horticultural Tools.", Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

D. W. Bard, daily messenger from Reading to Philadelphia, attends to shopping and business of all kinds. Reading offices, 312 & 618 Penn St., Philadelphia office, 716 filbert St.
Trade card containing a scene of spectators, including a well-dressed couple, watching skullers on a river., Title stamped on recto., Manuscript note on verso: I could not find the [nun's veiling?] anywhere. I looked in all the principle stores. D.W. Bard., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Dausman Tobacco Company, St. Louis.
Pictorial envelope containing a trompe l'oeil vignette showing the head of a horse ripped through paper. The horse chews on a piece of wood. Henry Dausman operated a tobacco business as Dausman & Drummond 1873-1876 and Dausman & Drummond Tobacco Company circa 1876-circa 1879 and his retirement., Date inferred from name of firm., Addressed in manuscript to: D.T. Sample Jr., Washington, Pa., Contains ink-stamp postmark: Pittsburgh Jan 24, 7 PM and cancelled three-cent postage stamp printed in green ink and containing a profile portrait of George Washington., Printed below image: If not delivered in 10 days return to. Return To Johnson, Eagye, & Earl, Pittsburgh, Pa., Manuscript note on recto: Paid Mar 13, 1882., Accompanied by Johnson, Eagye, & Earl, wholesale grocers billhead completed in manuscript to D.T. Sample, Jr., dated January 23, 1882. Advertises "Special Brands of Tobacco," including "Horse Head." Charges listed include 2 boxes cheese, coffee, and cocoa for $29.41. "Paid Mar 13-82." [P.2011.20.77a], Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

[Die-cut textile label depicting the United States Capitol Building]
Shows the East Front and grounds of the Capitol building, including the cast-iron dome completed in 1866 and landscaped gardens. Also contains the vignette, profile portrait of a Native American man in a headdress, and a garland frame., Title supplied by cataloger., Embossed and stamped on recto: No. 2202. Yds., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

E. Andrews, manufacturer of saws, patent hooks and stirrups, patent taks, patent spring steel wood-saw frames.
Envelope containing pictorial details depicting different styles of hooks, saws, and taks surrounding the advertising text. The Andrews manufactory founded in 1860 was reorganized as E. Andrews & Sons in 1882., Title from printed return address., Contains ink-stamp postmark: Williamsport, PA Decd 23 7 PM and cancelled three-cent stamp printed in green ink and depicting George Washington in profile., Date inferred from stamp., Addressed in manuscript to: Miss Herr Rieker & Co., Salona, Pa., Printed above title: If not called for in 10 days return., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

The Eagle Hotel, Bethlehem, Pa. Mrs. M. B. Hoppes, propr.
Trade card containing an image of " 'Charlie' King of St. Bernards." Shows the dog seated and panting. Eagle Hotel, remodeled in 1873, operated from circa 1823 to 1921 at 437 Main Street until replaced by the Hotel Bethlehem. Hoppes became proprietor by 1894 and operated the hotel until at least the late 1890s., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company. Wilmington, Del. U.S.A. Manufacturers of explosives of every kind. Established 1802.
Cut-out label containing a view of a gunboat. Also includes pictorial details depiciting cannons. The DuPont firm, the leading manufacturer of explosives in the United states through the 19th century, was the world's largest producer of explosives during World War I., REG. U.S. PAT. OFFICE. M. IND. RGTRDA. NUM. [8?]886. Nov. [12th?] 190[8?], Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Emblem
Cigar box label showing an American eagle in flight and clutching a spear in the light of dawn. The dome of the U.S. Capitol is visible in the background., Letters of title depicted as feathers., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Emerson, Smith & Co., L'td., saw manufacturers. Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Penn'a.
Pictorial envelope containing a trademarked vignette showing the "Damascus Temper" sword. The Emerson firm, established in 1830 by James E. Emerson, was renamed Emerson, Smith & Co. in 1877. The company was reorganized as a limited partnership in 1884., Date printed on recto., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

The Enterprise Mfg Co. of Pa. Philadelphia, Pa. U.S.A. Enterprise bone, shell, and corn mills.
Trade card distributed by hardware store proprietor W. G. Oestmann (5322 Germantown Avenue) containing views of "No. 650" (wall mounted) and "No. 750" (upright) grinding mills. Oestmann relocated to 5322 Germantown Avenue in 1895., Advertising text printed on verso: The Best General Mill You Can Buy. Enterprise Bone Shell and Corn Mills. Capacity, 1 1/4 bushels of corn per hour. Especially adapted for grinding Dry Bones, Shells, Corn, Roots, Bark, Grain, Chicken Feed, Salt, etc. These Mills will not grind "Green Bones." No. 650, $7.50. No. 750, $7.50. When desired we furnish these Mills with 12 x 3 in single ($4.50) or double ($9.00) Pulleys for power, Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

The F.G. Farnharm Brush Man'f'g Co. Manufacturers of shoe manufacturers, brass polishers & nickel platers' wheel brushes from 5 to 24 inches diameter. Glass cutters wheel, feeding up & swab brushes & flat glass cutters' wheel brushes. Lock box 642, Honesd
Trade card containing a vignette image of Farnham's "Our 'Great Mogul' 14 to 24 inch Diam. patented" circular brush. Pictorial details also include filigree and banners., Names of incorporated firm's officers printed on recto: N. C. Farnham, Sec'y. F. C. Farnham, Pres.; F. G. Farnham, Treas.; F. G. Farnham, Mgr.; Thos. R. Thirsk, Supt., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

[Fold & find 18 changes metamorphic trade card promoting Water Lily Soap] [graphic].
Metamorphic trade card containing six bust-length portraits of three men and three woman with changeable upper and lower facial features. Female portraits depict a young, middle age, and older woman. The younger women wear hats and coats with collars. The older woman scowls and wears a bonnet and collared shirtwaist. Male portraits depict an older man, young gentleman, and gypsy figure. The older man is depicted bald-headed with a beard, in an undershirt, and frowning; the gentleman wears a top hat, cravat, and suit; and the gypsy figure is portrayed with a smirk, earring, and a Phrygian shaped red cap. Also contains several lines of advertising text, including "All my clothes are Lily white, Water Lily Soap maded them bright"; Water Lily Soap moves dirt & smell"; and "Alas I'm troubled, blue and sad, All other Soap but Water Lily's bad.", Title supplied by cataloger., Name of distributor printed on recto and verso: Joseph I. Keefe, General Agent. 35 South 2nd Street. Philadelphia, Pa., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

For Congress: B. Frank Eshleman, of Lancaster City. Subject to Republican rules.
Business card promoting Eshleman, a Pennsylvania district attorney, politician, and judge advocate general. Contains the pictorial detail of a stem of "Forget-Me-Not.", Manuscript note on verso: [Illegible] Willie Carpenter. ABCDE., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Forest
Cigar box label showing a felled tree, in a forest, laying over a log and with an ax struck into it., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Foxy Granduncle's first mistake. How is that? Hello! Hello! Hello! Well, well, well! What's this?
Metamorphic foldout trade card promoting "Imperial Metal Polish." Card composed to portray the perceived and actual scene viewed by an old man "Granduncle" looking through a peephole in a fence (completely folded). The perceived scene shows a bare bottom and a woman's feet (partially-folded). The actual scene shows a racily-attired young woman, smoking cigars, drinking, and seated on a hammock near a pig with his rear to the viewer (unfolded). Also contains the "Imperial" trademark label depicting an image of the world. Label captioned "Reg. U.S. Pat. Office.", Distributor's stamp on verso: Hainsworth Supply Co., 2247 N. 8th St., Phila., Registration Applied For., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

French spy.
Label, possibly for tobacco, containing a scene showing a white man with sword in hand threatening a black man on the ground, his sword laying at his side. The men wear Arabian and Middle Eastern- looking garb, including turbans, tunics, and sandals. Imagery possibly alludes to the J. T. Haine's play "The French Spy" first performed circa 1860., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Fruit of the Loom. Industria et spe.
Oval-shaped textile label for the firm established in 1851 by B. B. & R. Knight Brothers in Providence, Rhode Island. Shows a woman seated by a loom near a cotton plant. Also contains a logo., Contains color wood engraved border., Printed and inscribed on recto: No. 490. Patt. Z59. Irish Manufacture Size 50., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Geo. W. Nock, locksmith, bell hanger and silver plater, 142 N. Fourth Street, Philadelphia.
Trade card containing a comic view titled "We've Had a D__L Of A Time." Shows a well-dressed woman entering a disheveled room containing a parrot and monkey. The parrot greets the woman next to his overturned cage and in front of a rumpled bed on which a monkey sits. Debris covers the floor near an overturned chair and a broken mirror barely hangs from the wall. Also contains a "Business Directory" of twenty-one "Names and Address of Reliable Business men of Philadelphia, Pa." on verso. Businesses include Nock, as well as Columbia Laundry; J. D. Madden, Plumber & Gas Fitter; and C. F. Zimmerman, Musical Instruments., Printed on recto: Over., Copyrighted by H. Mellins in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D.C., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Harrisburg Nail Works, Henry McCormick, treasurer.
Trade card containing a view of the works erected in 1810 along the Conodoguinet Creek. A boat travels on the creek. The mill was dismantled in the 1910s., "Regular Card of Extras on Nails, as adopted by Atlantic States Association of Nail Manufacturers, August 6th, 1874" and "Standard Lengths of Nails as fixed by National Association" printed on verso. Includes prices for common cut nails; cut spikes; fencing and sheathing; slating and barrel; flooring, casing, and box; finishing; and clinch or wrought., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Harrisburg, Pa. (Bridgeport)
Pictorial lettersheet containing a bird's eye view showing Bridgeport (later Lemoyne) across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg. Townscape lines the riverbanks and a train travels across a bridge parallel to a covered one. In the background, mountains are visible, and in the foreground, rail cars rest on tracks near the bottom of a hillside. Bridgeport was renamed Lemoyne in 1905., Printed below image: No. 1., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

H.D. Druckenmiller, dealer in musical instruments. Kutztown, Pa.
Trade card containing a view of the manufactory of C.G. Conn. Horse-drawn carts travel past the complex and over a neighboring bridge. Conn, the premier manufactory of band instruments, was established in 1874., Printed on recto: Compliments of C.G. Conn, Manufacturer of Band Instruments. Elkhart, Ind., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

[Helen Beitler graphic ephemera collection]
Collection of illustrated ephemera, primarily tradecards, envelopes, receipts, letterheads, billheads, and labels, for predominantly Pennsylvania businesses and trades. Some trade cards and labels are embossed, die cut, or metamorphic designs. Businesses and trades include the tobacco, transportation, and rags and paper industry; manufacturers of carriages and wagons, saddlery and harnesses, musical instruments, textiles, and pins; dealers in lumber, furniture, willow ware, clothing, medicines, seeds, spices, and groceries; stationers, printers, and publishers; and a dentist and violin teacher. Also contains rewards of merit; advertising calendars; mid 19th-century miniature illustrated seals containing admonitions; an 1872 American Wood Paper Company pass; an advertising flier for the New Stevens Spring Tooth Harrow plow; tobacco silks containing portraits of prominent Native American chiefs; a reprint of the 1841 "A Plan of the Borough of Harrisburg" designed by John Probst; a wrapper for J. Geo. Hintz, a Reading, Pa. stationer; and menu for the Delavan House hotel under the proprietorship of Charles Leland in Albany, NY. Illustrations depict various subjects. The most numerous are views of storefronts, industrial complexes, modes of transportation, women, children, and animals., Title supplied by cataloger., Artists include Helena Maquire and John Probst., Various engravers and printers, including Allen, Lane & Scott; American Bank Note Co.; Calvert Lith. Co.; E. Ketterlinus & Co.; Forbes Co.; Gies & Co.; Geo. S. Harris; W. Hart; F. S. Hickman; J. H. Buffords Sons; ; Knapp Co. Lith.; Charles Magnus; Charles Mortiz; J. Ottmann Lith. Co.; Phoenix Eng. Co.; L. Prang & Co.; and Ritter & Co.,, Several of the letterheads, billheads, and envelopes contain manuscript notes, primarily numeric calculations, on verso., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Henry McShane Manufacturing Company, brass and iron founders and finishers. And proprietors of the McShane Bell Foundry, Phoenix Iron Works and Baltimore Sheet Metal Works.
Pictorial envelope containing a bird's eye view and advertising text on the verso. View shows the McShane manufactory complex over two blocks at "415 to 441 North St." Also shows street traffic, including horse-drawn carts and an omnibus, and a train. Advertising text list the addresses of the foundry and branch houses and "Highest Awards for Church Bells and Chimes" awarded at fairs and exhibitions between 1873 and 1887, including the Centennial Exhibition 1876. The McShane firm, also known as the McShane Bell Foundry, operated under the name Henry McShane Manufacturing Company beginning circa 1891., Title from illustration on verso., Date inferred from ink-stamp postmarks on recto and verso: Baltimore, MD, Aug 15, 1893, 6 PM and Received Philadelphia, PA, Aug 16, 1893, 1 30 A[M]., Return address printed in upper left corner: REturn to Henry McShane Mfg. Co., 441 North St., Baltimore, Md. If not delivered within 5 days., Addressed in manuscript to: The J.D. Johnson Co., Plumber Supplies, 139-41 N. seventh St., Philadelphia, Pa., Contains on recto: cancelled two-cent stamp printed in green and depicting a profile portrait of George Washington., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Hill Manufacturing Co. Lewistown, Maine.
Textile label for the cotton mill established circa 1854. Contains ornamented lettering and a decorative border. The manufactory produced sheeting, sheet cloth, and other cotton goods., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Hofmeister Woolen Mills, from loom to wearer. Spring 1908. Summer 1908. [graphic].
Mail order catalog containing illustrations of female models attired in women's summer wear, including suits, jumper dresses, shirtwaists, coats, hats, undergarments, corset covers, underskirts, petticoats, nightgowns, and "Misses' and Children's Jackets." Several of the models are grouped in scenes with thematic backgrounds, including parlors, a park, and street scene. Also contains promotional and instructional text detailing the "supremacy" of the Hofmeister garments, how to place an order, payment terms, and additional fees for "Extra Large Garments;" detailed descriptions of the clothing; style numbers; and prices., Accompanied by original illustrated envelope. Ilustration depicts three well-dressed ladies at a summer resort., Cover illustration depicts two ladies in formal summer wear disembarking from a horse-drawn carriage. The women's attire includes embellished hats, a long cape, and an umbrella., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., Order blank and post cards inserted in catalog.

Holland Laundry Incorporated, cor. 17th and Cayuga Sts., Philadelphia
Advertisement depicting a "Holland Laundry" horse-drawn delivery wagon traveling down the road from an estate. Scene also includes a roadside sign with the firm's logo on display., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

The home of Grit, Williamsport, Pa.
Advertising postcard showing an exterior view of the front and side facade of the newspaper publishing offices purchased in 1891. Signage reading "Grit, America's Greatest Family Newspaper" adorns the building. Vinery climbs past the first floor windows and the landscaped lawn includes flowers spelling "Grit." Grit was founded in 1882 as the Saturday edition of the "Daily Sun and Banner" before the name was bought by Dietrick Lamade circa 1885. By 1900, the weekly circulation of the rural newspaper was 100,000., Split back., Stamped on verso: UNCO Trademark Registered., Advertising text printed on verso: The Home of Grit, "America's Greatest Family Newspaper," at Williamsport, Pa. is the largest building in the world exclusively occupied by a weekly newspaper. Grit is the largest, best illustrated and most complete Family Newspaper published. Grit is unlike any other newspaper, possessing many distinctive features and presenting contents so varied and plentiful that it interests every member of the household wherever located. Over 250,000 copies of Grit are circulated each week in over 12,000 cities, towns and villages throughout the United States., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

H.W. Longfellow
Cigar box label containing a bust-length portrait of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow partially framed in garland., Trade Mark., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

[Illustrated letter seals containing admonitions] [graphic].
Series of single and parts of sheets of illustrated letter seals containing humorous, positive, and negative admonitions. Illustrations predominantly depict modes of transportation, including a sailing ship, steam boat, and locomotive and animals, including a cat holding a rat, parrot, slug, frog, bat, and dog. Other images show a blacksmith, a well, rings, flowers, a house, a church, a couple in an embrace, and a bundle of wheat. Admonitions include "Good Eye"; "All's [Well]"; "Friendship, Love, Truth"; "Stop Your Clatter"; "Forget Me Not"; "I Bear the Hopes of Many"; "How I Love You"; "Contentment"; "Remembrance";"Fidelity"; "We Bloom Today, Tomorrow Die"; "The Road"; "You Deserve Thrashing"; "News"; "Express"; "Slow But Sure"; "Keep Dark"; "God Bless You"; "Are You Musical"; "Strike While the Iron's Hot"; and "Memory.", Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Illustrations for the Berlitz Method [graphic].
Series of flash cards utilized in the direct method to teach foreign languages developed in 1878 by Maxmillian Berlitz. Cards depict household furniture and utensils, including a stove, desk, book, and pen (1); a color bar, and book bindings and pencils of different colors, lengths, and widths (2); styles of fashion, fashion accessories, and parts of the body (3); fruits and flowers (4); vegetables, meat, and bread (5); clocks and clock faces (7); wild animals, including a lion and bear (10); land and water fowl, including a turkey, swan, and peacock (11); birds and small mammals, including a mouse, hare, and ostrich (12); a city street scene showing numerous forms of land and marine travel, including a railroad, horse-drawn carriages, and a steamship (14); cityscape, including a church, fountain, statuary, and municipal building (15); and an interior view of a bedroom, including a bed, fireplace, and wardrobe (16)., Date inferred from depictions of clothing., Title from label pasted on case., Prints numbered: 1-5; 7; 10-12; and 14-16., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

J. Geo. Hintz, books, stationery and artist materials, no. 734 Penn St., Reading, Pa.
Wrapper containing ornamented cornices bordering text. Hintz operated from 734 Penn Street from circa 1887 to 1901., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

J. Sandberg with J. Simon, dealer in ready-made clothing and gent's furnishing goods, no. 429 North Second Street, East side, Philadelphia.
Trade card containing a vignette showing a menagerie of men's clothing, including collars, a cravat and bow tie, vest, a shoe, plaid trousers, and a coat. Imagery also includes a scissor. Sandberg is listed in city directories as a peddler 1862-1863., Scribbles in pencil on verso., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

J. V. Randall, carriage builder, Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.
Trade card for Randall Carriage Manufactory containing vignette views of a flat top coach and convertible carriage. Randall Carriage Manufactory was established in 1857 by J. V. & W. Randall on State Street below Jefferson Street. John V. Randall operated soley by the early 1890s., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Jacob H. Hain, manufacturer of saddles, harnesss, bridles, collars, covers, whips, No. 321 Penn Street, Reading, Pa., (a few doors below the "Adler" Printing Office,) orders respectfully solicited and all work warranted.
Trade card containing a central vignette depicting a horse in a plaid cover, including a hood., Ritter & Co., also known as Johann Ritter und Companie, was renamed Eagle Book Store circa 1873., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

James Vick, Rochester, N.Y. Flower, vegetable, seeds &c.
Pictorial envelope advertising the seed business established in 1855 by printer and horticulturist James Vick. Contains flourishes and floral pictorial details framing and comprising the text. Details include flowers, vinery, and foliage. Vick issued seed catalogs beginning in 1856., Title from printed return address., Addressed in manuscript to: Miss Susan Smith, Pughtown, Pa., Date inferred from three-cent stamp, printed in green and depicting a profile portrait of George Washington, pasted on recto., Contains ink-stamp postmark. Rochester, N.Y. May 20., Printed on recto: If not called for within 10 days, please return., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Jay[ne's] Carmina[tive] Balsam. Prepared only by Dr. Jayne, wholesale druggist & chemist, no. 84 Chestnut Street below Third, Philada.
Patent medicine label containing an "infirmary" scene with four women, including a nursemaid, and several children. Shows the nursemaid comforting a girl as she is fed a spoon of medicine from a seated woman upon who children crawl and tug. In the left, another seated woman holds a baby. Behind her, a woman reaches for a jar of medicine on an upper shelf in a large cabinet. Jayne began to produce the carmative balsam (probably his first patent medicine) in 1831, which remained on the market until the 1930s., Printed below image: Keep the Tops of the Bottles Up., Several lines of advertising text printed on recto. Text promotes the balsam as a "safe and effective remedy" for several ailments, including griping pains, headache, hysterics, nervous tremors and twitchings, and "for all bowel affections and nervous diseases.", Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., Upper right corner missing.

Jno. Adams, general agent for the Parsons oil burner, Bradford, Pa.
Pictorial envelope advertising the Parson Manufacturing Company containing a diagrammed image of an oil burner. Parts include a steam outlet; oil pipes and valves; oil trap; steam and water pipes; and a burner., Title from printed return address., Contains on recto: ink-stamp postmark: Carrol[?] Jun 24 and cancelled three-cents stamp printed in green ink and depicting George Washington in profile., Date inferred from stamp., Contains on verso: calculation in pencil and ink-stamp postmark: New York June 25 8 30 AM.., Addressed in manuscript to: Mr. Jacob Stover, Frenchtown, N.Y., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

John A. Dorward, veterinary surgeon. Office: 1043 North Ninth St., Reading, Pa.
Trade card containing an image of a horse wearing a harness. Dorward served as a proprietor of Robson Bros. Show circus by the 1910s., Date inferred from Dorward's year of graduation - 1889 - from veterinary school., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

John F. Schreck, manufacturer of Conestoga tobacco, chewing and smoking. It's all in the quality
Trade card containing a view showing a four-horse team conestoga wagon passing a mountain side. A man rides one of the horses of the team and a dog follows the wagon. Lancaster County, Conestoga Township began to serve as a center for the production of tobacco in the 1860s., Mauscript notes in pencil on verso, including: 9 full Molding Wash Board., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

John Orr's Cohocksink's leading hardware store, 2033 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia.
Trade card containing a bust-length portrait of John Orr. Also contains list of "Where To Buy Reliable Goods, Just Dealing, Polite Attention and - Low Prices - Guaranteed by the following Popular Business Houses" printed on verso. Ten North Philadelphia and Germantown businesses listed, include Orr's, "Enterprise Laundry," "Undertaker and Embalmer" Henry Schneider, "General Upholsterer" Geo. F. Chinery, and "Original Diamond St. Grocer" Edmund A. Ryan., Printed on recto: [over], Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Large schooner yacht, "Henry Disston," Captain Conklin. Sloop Yacht, I. C. Covert," Captain Fisher.
Trade card contains vignette depicting a homestead view framed by pictorial details, including flowers and a blue bird., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Lichten Bros., manufacturers of fine cigars, s.e. cor. 5th and Cherry Sts., Philada.
Pictorial envelope containing a scene titled "Little Champions" showing two boys, fists up, in a boxing ring. The children wear leggings and are surrounded by weights. Lichten Bros. was a partnership between prominent Philadelphia Jews Aaron and Moses H. Lichten, who died in 1897 and 1905, respectively., Title from printed return address., Date from ink-stamp postmark: Philadelphia, PA., May 4, 1888., Contains cancelled two-cent stamp printed in green and depicting a profile portrait of George Washington., Addressed in manuscript to: Mr. L.A. [Myers?] Jr., 69 W 126 St., New York City, Contains ink-stamp postmarks on verso: J 6-5-88 7A N.Y. and P.O.N.Y. 6-5-88 5A 41., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Major H. (English hackney.) J. L. Huye, owner, Lancaster, Pa.
Trade card containing vignette of a hackney horse wtih bobbed tail and wearing a bridle., Manuscript notes, calculations, and scribbles in pencil and pen on verso., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Making ends meet.
Trade card for the Philadelphia branch of the Singer Sewing Manufacturing Company containing a comic view showing a boy sewing the ends of two cat's tails together with a Singer sewing machine. Two other boys hold the horrified looking cats, while a dog sits near the machine. Singer Manufacturing Company relocated to 1202 Chestnut Street in 1882., Advertising text printed on verso: Principal Office of The Singer Manufacturing Company Removed to 1202 Chestnut Street. Genuine Singer Sewing Machines. At Low Prices For Cash., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., For duplicate, see trade card - Singer [1975.F.865]

Martha Washington. Manufactured by Arnett, Wemple & Ellyson, Danville, Va.
Tobacco label for the firm (originally Arnett & Wemple) in operation 1876-1886. Shows a half-length portrait of Washington in winter attire, including a bonnet overlaid with a muslin wrap. Also includes ornamental cornices., Title annotated in ink: & Ellyson., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., Empire Lithographing and Engraving Company operated under this firm name 1879-1884.

Martha Washington. Printed by S. H. Greene & Sons. Riverpoint, R.I. Coffin, Artemus & Co. Sole agents.
Textile label for the textile print works founded in 1828 by Simon H. Greene and Edward Pike. Depicts Washington, in a sitting room, standing next to a table with knitting, and holding a letter reading "For the Soldiers at Valley Forge, George Washington." View also includes a window looking onto a winter scene and a framed portrait of George Washington. Label also contains an ornamental border. The firm, renamed S. H. Greene & Sons in 1865, were nationally known for their "Washington" line of printed textiles., Printed and stamped on recto: No. 48 2 Yds., Copyrighted in Washington, D.C., Lines drawn on recto., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

May I. C. U. home?
Specimen to advertise sets of escort cards (i.e., acquaintance cards) containing a vignette surrounded by a decorative border. Vignette depicts two frogs, facing each other, and holding hands., Stamped on verso: 40 Escort Cards, 35 designs for 10 cts., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

McLaughlin's XXXX Coffee [paper doll]
Includes cut-out paper doll figure "8" depicting a tiger and separate die cut costume, probably from the Chicago coffee company's "Mr. and Mrs. Whimsical Wild Animal" series. Costume design is a pink, mutton sleeve dress, with gold sash, and gloved hands holding a closed fan. McLaughlin Coffee, established in 1852, introduced lines of promotional paper dolls following the Columbian Exposition of 1893 and their discontinuation of trade cards., Instructions printed on verso of P.2011.10.37: To make figure stand, bend right foot forwar[d] and tail and left foot backward, thus forming as stand., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

[Mechanical calendar issued by New Jersey electrician Romaine Mace]
Illustrated mechanical calendar containing four genre scenes representing "Spring," "Summer," "Autumn," and "Winter." Spring scene shows an organ grinder watching his "escaped" monkey walk across the balustrade portico of a city residence under the gaze of excited children. Summer scene shows a woman in bathing attire wading in the ocean. Piers are visible in the background. Autumn scene shows a horse-trotting race. Winter scene shows a masquerade ball. Also contains a vignette showing an hour glass adorned with wings and a pictorial detail depicting a ribbon at the center., Contains three rivets., Patent Applied For., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Merchant's House, Third Street, above Callowhill. James Rochford, proprietor.
Letterhead containing a vignette showing the exterior of the five-story hotel at 407-415 North Third Street. Building also includes a veranda., Completed in manuscript on August 23, 1896 and addressed to Mr. [Byevley?] Grant, signed James Norford. Norford requests an extension in the payment of his rent., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

The Moser & Lyon Co., manufacturing stationers, 216 S. Clinton St., Syracuse, N.Y.
Pictorial envelope containing vignettes of paper cutters and advertising text on the recto and verso. Vignette on recto shows a reversible roll paper cutter under a "counter." A hand tears off a piece of paper from a large roll with the cutter blade. Vignettes on verso show "Roll Desk Tablet, the most convenient article of its kind ever manufactured"; "6 and 12 Inch no. 1 Reversible Cutter in Pyramid"; and "the Reversible with name on face of blade. Any name can be placed thereon." Each cutter contains a large roll of paper. Moser & Lyon entered the stationery trade in 1873 and consolidated into the stock corporation Moser & Lyon Co. in 1892., Title from printed return address., Addressed in manuscript to: Holden Bros., Turin, N.Y., Date inferred from ink-stamp postmark: Syracuse, N.Y. 1893., Contains cancelled two-cent stamp printed in red and depicting a profile portrait of George Washington., Printed on verso: Write Us For Prices. Read the Circular which is Inside this Envelope., Vignettes printed in red ink on verso., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Mull a la Suisse
Die-cut textile label containing the image of a ballet dancer, She stands on her pointed toes and with one arm curved over her head. She wears an ankle-length, full skirt, and broad-rimmed hat. Also contains pictorial details, including flowers and filigree., Embossed and inscribed in border: No. 10 Yds., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Munn & Co., 37 Park Row, N.Y, solicitors of American and foreign patents and publishers of the "Scientific American."
Trade card-size advertising calendar containing illustration drawn by Frank Bellew and captioned "Ready-Acting Dog-Tail and Gun-Barrel Attachment." Shows a hunter, with a hunting basket containing a frog on his back, and his dog wearing the gun attachment "Invented by Donald Read" at a pond. The hunter holds a bullfrog in one hand and the trigger attachment in the other as the dog is aimed at a frog in the water. A farmhouse is visible in the background., Contains several lines of advertising text promoting "Scientific American" "the oldest, largest, cheapest, and the best weekly illustrated paper devoted to Engineering, Mechanics, Chemistry, New Inventions, Science and Industrial Progress, published in the United States" on recto. Text describes the depth of the engravings, subscription prices, and benefits of a subscription., Contains calendar for year 1875 and several lines of advertising text promoting "Patents, Munn & Co. Established 1846" on verso. Text solicits for inventor's patents, notes "special notices" in "Scientific American," and advises the attainment of their pamphlet detailing patent laws., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Myerstown Enterprise, Myerstown, Penna. Message by Mail. An angry message.
Advertisement blotter depicting a satiric, whimsical scene with two women and a life-size, stamped envelope. A woman gesturing in anger stands on one end, and another, attired in hat, coat, and bustled skirt, stands and looks taken aback on the other. Also contains rates for the "Advertising Schedule of the Myerstown Enterprise, W. S. Uhrich, Publisher, Myerstown, Pa." printed on verso. Rates based on one to three weeks, one to six months, and one year and inches and column size range from $.50 to $80. Myerstown Enterprise was issued 1888-1919., Date inferred from clothing of figures depicted., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

The National Live Stock Journal, handsomely illustrated, contains 48 large pages, devoted to the interests of stock breeders and farmers.
Pictorial envelope containing vignettes of live stock on recto and verso. Vignettes on recto depict oval-framed images of the head of a cow and the head of a horse. Vignettes on verso depict full-length portraits of a cow, two pigs, and a ram. Images also include grass and fencing. The National Live Stock Journal was established in 1870., Addressed in manuscript to: Clark Co. Democrat, Winchester, Ky., Date inferred from stamp., Contains cancelled one-cent stamp printed in blue and depicting a profile portrait of Benjamin Franklin., Printed on verso: Price of cuts, this size, post paid, one cut, $2.50; two cuts $1.00. For specimen sheet of cuts, address Stock Journal Co., Chicago, Ills., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

No. 71 Good Luck series, 5 designs from E. Currier & Co. Brockton, Mass.
Specimen trade card containing floral imagery., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Normandie.
Textile label showing a half-length portrait of a girl in traditional Normandy costume. She holds a small bouquet of flowers to her chin., Printed and inscribed on recto: Style 17491-2. Yds. 41 2., Inscribed on recto: U 1/2/10., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Tokio cigarettes
Textiles from a series of premium tobacco silks containing half-length portraits of prominent Native American chiefs. Depicts Chief Joseph; Many Horns; and White Shield. All are shown with feather head pieces. White Shield wears a large cross. Chief Joseph silk numbered "20.", Printed above images: Factory No. 649, First Dist., N.Y., Printed in lower right corner of P.2011.10.176.1: 20., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Oriental Print Works, Apponaug, R.I.
Textile label showing a scene in India. Shows a prince transported by elephant and attended by a guard armed with a sword and on horseback. A driver (mahout) rides on the neck of the elephant that is also guided by another man servant. Also shows a man smoking a hookah, an ox-driven carriage, and majestic, domed buildings. Alfred Reed and Albert Boit established the Oriental Print Works circa 1857 in Apponaug Village in Warwick, Rhode Island. The firm ceased operations in 1883., Printed and stamped on recto: No. Yds. 44., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

The Philadelphia & Chester Valley Railroad Company.
Stock certificate for the railroad chartered in 1850 as the Chester Valley Railroad Company. Contains central vignette showing a train, including a "U.S. Mail" car, traveling through countryside. A steamboat travels on a river in the background. Company reincorporated as Philadelphia and Chester Valley Railroad company in 1888. The train operated between Philadelphia and Downingtown., Pictorial details printed above title labeled "Number 191" and "Shares.", Contains ornamental border. Printed within border: Shares $50 Each., Transfer agreement printed in letterpress on verso. Includes monogram "L.S.", Reissue statements dated "188_" printed on flap., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., Allen, Lane & Scott partnered by 1875.

The Philadelphia Wagon manufactured by Rech-Marbaker Co. Girard Ave & 8th St. Philadelphia Pa.
Advertisement blotters, reused as mounts, containing calendars and vignette views of wagons designed for specific firms by the manufactory. Wagons include H.H. Battles, flowers; Dexter's Tip-Top Bread (Springfield, Mass.); and Lit Brothers Furniture. Also contains cut-outs of fashionable female figures attired in dresses captioned in type "Most Beautiful"; "Merry Youth"; and "Easy Always" pasted on the versos., Printed below title: Wm. A. Rech, President; W. E. Marbaker, Vice President; and J. Edwin Rech, Secretary and Treasurer., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Philip Doersom, carriage builder, Lancaster, Pa.
Trade card containing a view of Agricultural Hall, one of the main buildings at the Centennial Exhibition of 1876. View includes visitors walking and on horseback on the grounds. Also contains length and width of building. The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 celebrated the centennial of the United States through an international exhibition of industry, agriculture, and art., Advertising text on verso: Good Workmanship. Reasonable Prices. Philip Doersom, Successor to Steigerwalt & Doersom, Manufacturer of Carriages, Buggies, Phaetons, Market Wagons, &c., No. 128 East King Street, A Half Square East of the Court House. Lancaster, Pa. Repairing Promptly and Carefully attended to., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Pig tail
Label, possibly a cigar label, containing a vignette of a pig with a curly tail., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

A plan of the borough of Harrisburg.
Reproduction of the grid street map showing the old 8th Ward of the city after incorporation into Harrisburg city limits in 1838. Includes the area between the Susquehanna River and Paxton Creek and Paxton Street to North street. Also includes bridges, the Harrisburg and Lancaster Railroad, and Pennsylvania Canal., Includes "Explanation" of key to twenty major landmarks (A-T), including the State Capitol, Court House, and several churches., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Pleis' celebrated fit powders & liver pills, 860 N. Third Street, Philadelphia.
Trade card containing a parental scene using animal figures. Shows a mother and father bunny playing jump rope with their bunny child. The child bunny wears a ribbon around his neck and jumps under the airborne rope. Rabbit tracks are visible on the ground. Also contains several lines of advertising text on the verso. Text promotes the testing of the powder by "over 40,000 cases," its curative powers for any age and for any length of time of the affliction of "spasms," and price per box ($.85 cents or $1). Advertising text also promotes "Pleis' Vegetable Liver Pills" at "25 cents per box.", Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Pope's rifle air pistol gallery, 41st Street, opp. Poplar, Centennial grounds, 40 ranges, 10 shots, 10 cts.
Trade card for the Boston pistol manufacturer containing a comic image titled "When the Swallows Homeward Fly." Shows a man, a bib at his neck, eating from plates with a roast and a whole chicken. The large-eyed man places a spoon of food into his very wide mouth. Also contains an image of a $5.00 "Pope's Rifle Air Pistol," advertising text, and "A Few of the Many Testimonials" printed on the verso. Advertising text includes details about the adjustable gun stock, ease of loading for a "lady or boy," and additional paraphernalia (darts, slugs, and ramrod claw wrench). Albert Pope established Pope Manufacturing Company circa 1865., Printed on recto: [over]., Stamped on verso in red ink: Prices Reduced. Black from $5.00 to $3.00. Nickel $6.00 to $4.00., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Public Ledger Job Printing Office, south-west corner Sixth and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Trade card containing a whimsical view showing a colonially-attired typesetter and printer at a typesetting table and press in the presence of two foppishly attired figures., Text providing figures showing "the daily edition of the Philadelphia Public Ledger...taken from the Press Room Books for the weeks ending the 18th and 25th of March, 1871" printed on verso. Figures exceed 460,000., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Raffaele Orlando, tin smith, 1213 So. 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
Trade card containing a vignette showing an "Excelsior" cooking stove., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Reading's Sesqui-Centennial, Reading, Pa. Jubilee Week June 5th to 12th, 1898. 150th Anniverary.
Pictorial envelope designed by Sesqui-centennial committee members Samuel Dilbert, W. Morris Deischer and Howard L. Boas containing a menagerie of imagery bordering two vignettes. Vignettes depict a view of the Reading "Court House, 1782-1841" and a view captioned "1748" showing Native Americans near a teepee watching a traveling Conestoga wagon from across a river. Other images show a locomotive, factories, train shed, and a winged female allegorical figure holding a trumpet and bolt of lightning, probably representing progress. An anvil, gear, and angle rest at the figure's feet. Over 700, 000 envelopes were printed and distributed nationally. The sesqui-centennial celebration included band concerts; civic, firemen, and industrial parades; grand illuminations; fireworks; and an equestrian and bicycle day., Addressed in manuscript to: Ronalds & Johnson Co., 139 N. 7th St., Philadelphia, Pa., Printed in red ink on recto: Return to E. S. Summons' Plumbing & Heating Co., 209 N. 6th St., Reading, Pa., Ink-stamp postmark on verso: Received Philadelphia, PA Mar 31, 1898 6 30 PM., Publication information from Morton Luther Montgomery, History of Reading, Pennsylvania: and the anniversary proceedings of the sesquice-centennial, June 5-12, 1898 (1898)., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Reward of merit
Contains central vignette showing a female allegorical figure seated in a chariot pulled by lions. She wears a crown, and holds a key and sceptor. Figure possibly personifies earth or represents the republic of the United States., Includes verse: Love thy Maker-let it be duty and delight to thee. When the day breaks o'er the hill. At the sunset hour so still. Let each living creature share Thy warm love & be they care; Let what'er thine eyes may see Form a link twixt heaven & thee., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Reward of merit
Contains central patriotic-themed vignette showing an American eagle, with the U.S. shield, and sailing a river on an American flag. A steam boat and train are visible in the background., Includes verse: Worship to God alone belongs, Worship to him alone we give, His be our heart & his our songs. And to his glory we would live., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Reward of merit
Contains central vignette showing three female allegorical figures, including Ceres (i.e., bounty) and Liberty., Includes verse: Now is the time each child should try, in life's bright, sunny morn, To lay rich stores of knowledge by, Ere wintry age comes on., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Reward of merit
Contains central vignette showing a Native American man seated on a hillside and watching a train approaching a town. Another train travels past the town., Includes verse: Tis sweet oh sweet to know, If we our time improve, We shall be happy while below, And dwell in heave above., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Reward of merit
Contains central vignette showing the bare-chested, allegorical female figure Ceres (i.e., Bounty). She sits on sheaves of wheat near a plow, Cows are visible in the background., Includes verse: Come let us haste to the schoolroom away, Nor tarry a moment of time on the way, For when lessons are learn'd and our tasks are all done, We may sport on the green till the set of the sun., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Reward of merit
Contains central vignette showing a steamboat departing a dock. People line the dock across from a passing train., One of prints [P.2011.10.152]: Presented to R. Wallace Harnt. By E. A. [Cord?]., Includes verse: Remember thy Creator. Child with the glad, glad heart. And joy shall be thy portion, When thou with life shall part., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Reward of merit
Contains central vignette, including a portrait of George Washington, and ornamental side borders. Vignette depicts a female figure and a cherub flanking the portrait near a rose bush and elevated on a tuft of ground. The cherub lays a rose garland across the top of the portrait. Grape vines comprise the borders., Presented to Mr. Charles Nash. By A. B. Sanford, Instructor., Manuscript note on verso: Presented to Charles B. Nash Esq. By Miss Amillie B. Sanford. [Illegible ] of Hamilton, Madison County, New York State., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Reward of merit
Contains vignette showing a scene with the theme of salvation, including a missionary. Ships approach a coastline on which a missionary and cross are encircled by converts attired in robes. Tribesmen watch from a cliff above., Presented to William W. Waln. By S. A. Fell., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Robert Moderwell's transportation line for Philadelphia and Lancaster, warehouse fronting on North Queen Street and the Penna. Rail Road, Lancaster.
Bill of lading containing a vignette showing a locomotive pulling a string of rail cars loaded with crates, barrels, and sacks. Moderwell established his freight business circa 1835., Completed in manuscript for Elizabeth Furnace shipping "3 tons Pig Iron subject to order of James Moore, Greenwood Forge for R. Moderwell," dated Jul 10, 1849 and signed by Daniel Sugm., Printed on verso: Always On Hand and For Sale, At The Lowest Market Prices, Fish, Salt, Plaster, Coal, Hops, Tar, Empty Hogsheads & Barrels, &c., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Samuel F. Heflick, Pittsburg, Pa. Heflick's rein supporter. Price card.
Advertisement containing an image of a rein supporter attached to the hitch of a carriage between the cab of the vehicle and the rump of the harnessed horse. Also contains pricing information: one dozen = $18.00; 1=2 gros, per doz. 15.00; one gros, per doz. 12.00., Date inferred from patent date of rein supporter: October 25, 1898., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Samuel Hart & Co. Philadelphia and New York.
Playing card containing vignette portraits of George and Martha Washington, the American eagle and shield, and the ace of spades. Also includes banners, stars, and vinery. Samuel Hart & Co. began the manufacture of playing cards in Philadelphia and New York in 1849. George & Martha Washington Aces of Spades was one of the firm's most popular designs, with at least five different versions issued until after 1900., Printed on recto: Patented May 8 1866., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

The Shaker extract of roots. Sold by A.J. White, New York City. Office, 29 Murray Street.
Envelope containing ornate lettering and details promoting the syrup, also known as Mother Siegel's Curative Syrup, introduced into the market by White circa 1876. White's company, which specialized in the wholesale of Shaker medicines, operated until 1957., Addressed in manuscript to: Martin Kishpaugh Esq, McMichaels, Monroe Co., Pa., Contains three-cent stamp printed in green and depicting a profile portrait of George Washington., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Soapine is the very best washing powder.
Trade card for the Philadelphia branch of the Kendall Manufacturing Company containing a view by English artist and illustrator Helena Maguire who specialized in country scenes of animals and women. Shows a group of three rabbits in front of their hutch. One sniffs a lettuce leaf., Title from advertising text printed on verso. Text also reads: New Large Package, 5c. Former 5c. Package reduced to 3c. Quality Guaranteed. to get one of our magnificent Mounted Pictures, bring 25 Whales cut from the packages, or 10 Whales and 15 Fronts of Wrappers from Kendall Mfg. Co.'s Soaps to our Office, 1207 Fairmount Ave., Phila, Pa. They cannot be mailed., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

[Solicitations to Pancoast F. Hoy, Schuylkill Haven, Pa.]
Includes envelopes, a letter of solicitation, and an illustrated flier. Advertising firms include R. M. Connable & Co., "Sole Manufacturers of the "Hercules" Overalls, Coats and Shirts (Dayton, Ohio) and David Rupp, Proprietor of York Steam Soap Works (York, Pa.). Connable type-written solicitation promotes "Hercules" overalls and pants. Rupp flier promotes two "schemes," including when "You Buy 5 Boxes of Laundry Soap for $20.00 and get a Ladies Gold Watch Free" and "5 Boxes of our Well Known Family Favorite Soap at $3.60 Per Box (100--12 oz. Cakes) and one Show Case Free as per cut." Flier also includes vignettes showing a gold watch with ornamented case, "German Silver Case," "Show Case and Desk Combined," and a long German silver case., Title supplied by cataloger., Date range inferred from date on correspondence and stamps., Envelopes contain cancelled one-cent stamps printed in blue and depicting a profile portrait of Benjamin Franklin., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., Pancoast Hoy, was proprietor of a premier dry goods store in Schuylkill Haven from circa 1875 to the early 20th century. He was a prolific and innovative advertiser of his store merchandise.

Souvenir calendar and memorandum book. Compliments of McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. Chicago, Ill. [graphic].
Advertisement souvenir containing illustrated calendar pages and "Memorandum" sheets printed with paragraphs of promotional text about McCormick and his machinery. Illustrations depict seasonal, genre and landscape scenes, including a man fishing (July), a couple canoeing (August), ducks on promenade down a dirt path (September), a waterfall and winter scene near a homestead (October and November), and deers in a snow-covered forest (December). Promotional text describes the superiority of the McCormick mowers based on "Durability. Convenience and Light Draft"; the machines' prevalence, profitability, history, patents, and awards; the ingenuity of McCormick, the plant, and his employees; and the "best farmers" paying higher prices for McCormick mowers because " Others may cut the prices but the McCormick cuts the grain." Also contains a "Map of the Business Portion of Chicago" and views of a horse-drawn McCormick reaper ("The Winner of the Grand Prizes All Around the World") and draft mower no. 4 ("The Most Durable and Lightest Draft Mower on Earth") on the inside front and back covers., Front and back cover illustrated. Front cover depicts a view of a field lined with bundles of harvested wheat. Image overlaid with an inset of a portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick. Pictorial details of a flower and vinery complete the image. Back cover depicts "Birdsye View of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co.'s Works. In Capacity the Largest in the World." Also shows several trains stopped on tracks in front of the complex., Date inferred from text: Fifteen thousands tops of McCormick Binding Twine will be used in the harvest fields of 1893., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., previously Cyrus H. McCormick and Brothers, was established in Chicago in 1847 by first-successful mechanical reaper inventor Cyrus W. McCormick (1809-1884) and his brother Leander J. McCormick. Brother William Sanderson McCormick joined the firm in 1849. In 1902, the firm was incorporated into the International Harvester Company.

Standard Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pictorial envelope containing a vignette showing a claw foot tub on a tile floor. The firm etablished in 1875 by James Arrott and Francis Torrance, and John fleming consolidated into Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company in 1899., Date inferred from ink-stamp postmark: Allegheny June 19, [18]95, 6 30 PM., Addressed to J.D. Johnson Co., Phila, Pa., Contains an oval two-cent stamp printed in green and depicting a profile portrait of George Washington., Ink-stamp postmark on verso: Recevied Philadelphia June 30, 1895 6 30 A[M]., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

A.W. Stevens & Sons, manufacturers & patentees, Auburn, New York. The new Stevens spring tooth harrow.
Fold-out flier containing two illustrations, including a cover image. Cover image shows two fashionably dressed girls seated in a goat carriage. One girl holds a muff. Other image depicts captioned scenes comparing and contrasting farmers using and not using a "Stevens Arch-Frame Harrow." Scenes separated by a pictorial detail of shrubbery and stones. In the left, a strident farmer follows behind his buoyant horse team pulling a Stevens Harrow over an area of stones "and fears no snag." A dog romps besides the horses. In the right, a hunched "old-fashioned" farmer realigns his "straight frame harrow" entwined with old growth behind his haggard horse team. A dog crouches away from the scene where the "Farmers' Dismal Song is 'That's the Harrow my Back to Break.'" The Stevens firm, established in 1842 by A.W. Stevens, was renamed A.W. Stevens & Son in 1870. The firm operated under that name until 1898., For Sale By, [signed in pencil] Mory., Several lines of advertising text printed on verso. Text promotes and explicates the success, design, patents, and ordering of the "All Steel, Arched Frame" Stevens Spring Tooth Harrow., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

[Studebaker Bros. Mfg. Co. fine carriages, wagons, etc., South Bend, Ind. trade cards]
Trade cards containing views of "Studebaker Platform Spring Truck. No. 281." and "Studebaker Platform Spring Coal Wagon. No. 481 " Views also show horse teams hitched to the vehicles, the drivers, and background scenery of a storefront and coal mill. One of the cards also contains vignette views of Stuebaker Bros. Mfg. main and branch buildings printed on the verso. Buildings depicted include "Carriage Works, South Bend, Ind."; "Factory & Repository, 203-205 Michigan Ave. Chicago"; and "Wagon & Spring Wagon Works, South Bend, Indiana." Views include street and pedestrian traffic. Strudebaker Bros., established in 1852 and incorporated in 1868, opened a Chicago factory in 1884. Other "Branch Houses" included New York City; San Francisco; Kansas City; Portland, Oregon; St. Joseph, Mo.; and Salt Lake City Utah., Title supplied by cataloger., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Sunday Grit.
Die-cut trade card depicting a newsboy holding a Sunday Morning, December 6, 1885 edition of the family newspaper published in Williamsport, Pa. Central illustration depicts bust portraits of newspaper founder Dietrick Lamade and editor George W. Rianhard. Newsboy wears winter attire, including a scarf, and is covered with snow. Grit was founded in 1882 as the Saturday edition of the "Daily Sun and Banner" before the name was bought by Dietrick Lamade circa 1885., Marks in pencil on verso., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Super, Marshall & Co., Philadelphia. Great Britain
Embossed textile label for the Philadelphia linen dealer reincorporated as Super, Marshall & Co. in 1889. Contains the image of an armored arm holding a battle axe in its hand framed by pictorial details representative of royalty, including a crown., Printed and in manuscript on recto: No. 8641., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Surveyor
Cigar box label showing George Washington as a surveyor. Washington, carrying a transit over his shoulder, leads his horse from Mount Vernon., Printed below image: Title and Design Registered., Attributed to American Lithographic Company from proof print auctioned in 2008., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Take a ride on the 25 mile per hour day steamers Penn & Lord Baltimore or Ericsson Line between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Leaving each end daily 7-30 every morning, commencing May 9th night boat 5 p.m. daily except Sunday
Die-cut celluloid bookmark advertising the Baltimore and Philadelphia Steamboat Company. Bookmark shaped and printed to represent a carp. The steamboat company, established in 1844 by John S. Shriver, originally hauled freight until the increased demand for passenger service circa 1876. The firm operated until circa 1959., Title from advertising text on verso., Date inferred from advertisement in "The Official Railway Guide: North American Freight Service Edition" (1904)., On verso: Book Mark., Motto printed on verso: "It Takes a Live Fish to Go Up Stream. Any Dead One Can Float Down., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., Whitehead & Hoag, established in 1892, was one of the largest advertising firms at the turn of the century, as well as patented celluloid.

[Textile label depicting a dog spotting two ducks among tall grasses]
Embossed and inscribed in border: No. 24 Yds., Die-cut., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

[Textile label depicting the American eagle]
Shows the American eagle clutching an olive branch and arrows atop of a globe positioned to display the Atlantic Ocean. American flags border the globe and a suspension bridge, probably the Brooklyn Bridge, is visible in the background. Vessels travel underneath the bridge., Printed and inscribed on recto: No. B605 E.L. 3/2 Yds. 60 Ins., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Thomas Borbidge, forwarding and commission merchant, no. 278 Market Street.
Bill of lading for the Philadelphia merchant containing a view showing a locomotive hauling canal boats past two buildings in a scenic region., Completed in manuscript for C. Schrack for shipping 2 Kegs and 1 Box to Helfneck & Pepper, Chambersburg, dated December 6, 1849 and signed W. B. Smith., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

To Fenstermacher Brothers, Dr. Shipping and commission merchants, no. 5 Walnut Street, above Delaware Avenue, oysters, fruits, poultry, &c.
Billhead containing a vignette view showing a shipping dock. Stevedores load and unload horse-drawn wagons parked near a wharf. Ships are visible in the background and rows of barrels and baskets lay on the ground in the foreground., Completed in manuscript to Mr. A. F. [Kunk?] on July 19, 1873 for "1 Bbl Potatoes" $5.75; "Cartage" $.10: 5.85., Manuscript note on recto: Rec Payment Fensmach [illegible] Aug 9/73, Printed below image: Copyright Secured, Manuscript note on verso: Fenstermach & Bro $5.85., Calculation in pencil inscribed on verso., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

To J. Mullin, dr. Coupes and carriages to hire. Stable, 1522 Rundle Street.
Billhead for the Philadelphia livery operated by James Mullin containing a vignette showing a manned horse-drawn coach in motion., Completed in manuscript to Mr. [ ]herine on May 1, 1891 for "[illegible] 2 to coupe @ [illegible]": 2.00, Manuscript note on recto: Recd Payment J. Mullin., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

To John Hartman, dr. East End Steam Biscuit Work, No. 412 South Wharves, and 413 Penn St. Plain & fancy biscuit & crackers
Billhead containing two vignettes. Vignette in left shows "Blue Points. Cracker in Shape of an Oyster Patented." Image also contains text dating the patent and trademark to 1883 and 1884. Vignette in right shows a sailing ship at sea captioned "Pilot, Ship and Navy Bread A Specialty.", Completed in manuscript to Mr. J. B. Bechtel, Allentown L.V.R.R. on October 4, 1886 for "1 Bbl Acme Cr 70#" @ $.06, $4.20; "12 Tin Trunks Extra La" 56 1/2# @ $.095, $5.37; "12 Glass Front & Extra Asst 72 1/2#" @ 13, $9.42; "2 Crates of Tin Trunks" @ 3.75, $7.50; "2 " " Glass Fronts" @ 3.50, $7.00: $33.49., Manuscript note on recto: Cans & cases off $14.50 to be returned: $18.99. Recd Payment J. Hartman Per M 14.50, Stamped on recto: Terms - 30 Days, Subject to Sight Draft Without Notice. One Per Cent. Discount if Paid Within 10 Days., Printed on recto: No Boxes Received unless Freight Prepaid. All Claims To Be Made in Five Days. Highest Premium Awarded By United States Centennial Commission For Extent Of Variety and Superior Manufacture of Biscuits. Long Preserved Excellence., Accompanied by corresponding envelope illustrated with "Cracker in Shape of An Oyster Patented." Illustration duplicates illustration on billhead. Envelope contains postmarks and two-cent stamp depicting George Washington. [P.2011.10.136a], Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

To make good butter use Kerr's "Acme," 'Kerr's "Unexcelled," or Kerr's "F.F." salt for sale by Wm. Auchenbach & Sons, Pottstown Pa.
Advertising blotter containg an image of the champion race horse "Sunol, 2.081/4, B. M., by Electioneer, Dam Waxanna, by General Benton." Sunol, foaled in 1886, was a champion three-year old., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

To Read & Sutters, dr. Chair manufacturers, S.W. cor. Front & Green Streets, No. 536 North Front St., ware room second story.
Billhead containing a vignette showing a menagerie of furniture, including chairs, a sofa, and ottoman surrounded by an ornamental border and captioned "Old Chairs Re-Caned and Varnished.", Title annotated: Read [crossed out]; No. 536 North Front St. [crossed out]., Year altered in pencil from 186_ to 187_., Completed in manuscript to Mr. Smith & Borden on November 8, 1870 for "1 doz 1/2 of bell 17.00 a doz, 8.50, 25.50: $15.00 on a count., Manuscript note on recto: Received Payment. Recvd payment 10.00. Mr. Sutter., Contains punched hole in center., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Todmorden Mills. Highland. Warranted. All wool.
Textile label for the woolen mills containing a vignette surrounded by pictorial details and filigree. Vignette depicts the head of a woman partially framed by a garland of flowers. Pictorial details include banners. Todmorden Mills, originally established in 1831 as John Bancroft & Son in Media, Pa., was sold by the family in 1842 and repurchased by Joseph Bancroft in 1854. By the 1870s, it was one of the largest woolen mills in the country., Printed and inscribed on recto: Style 29. Size 68 x 136., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Twenty five. Merits
Reward of merit designed as a bank note. Contains pictorial details, including books, an ink stand, and an urn, within a decorative border., Signed Amelia Hess, Teacher., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., Described in Patricia Fenn and Alfred Malpa, Rewards of merit (Charlottesville, Va.: Ephemera Society of America, 1994), 110.

United States Express Company, principal office, 82 Broadway, branch offices, 291 (corner Reade) and 416 Broadway. New York.
Bill of lading containing an illustration comprised of a montage of scenes. In the left, a horse-drawn cart loaded with freight arrives at a train station at which several crates are piled by the tracks. In the right, a train travels through a town, past a church steeple. In the center, an American eagle perches, under a beacon of stars, on a safe box labeled "Security Speed." The privately-owned United States Express Company, operated 1854-1914, and served the northern states from New England west to Colorado. Ashbel H. and Danforth Barney founded the company., Completed in manuscript for "one box" shipping to F. Lamprecht, St. Paul, Minn., dated April 8, 1864, and signed (416) [D.M.L.?], Advertising text printed below image: General Express Forwarders and Collecting Agents to All Points throughout the West, North West, South West, Canada West, and on the Line of the New-York and Erie R.R. and its branches, under Charge of Special Messengers, on Passenger Express Trains., Liability terms printed on recto, including United States Express Company shall not be held liable for "any loss or damage by fire, the acts of God, or of the enemies of the Government, the restraint of Governments, mobs, riots, insurrections, pirates...nor upon frail fabrics....; nor upon any fabrics consisting of or contained in glass.", Manuscript note on verso: 1864 New York. April 8th. United States Express Co. Bill., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Delavan House, Chas. E. Leland & Co., proprietors. Warren F. Leland.
Breakfast menu containing an exterior view of the hotel operated by Leland 1865-1882. Also shows street and pedestrian traffic, including strolling couples, a train, and and horse-drawn coaches, carriages, carts and an omnibus. Menu organized as beverages (coffee, chocolate, and green and black tea); "Bread"; "Broiled"; "Fried"; "Stewed"; "Fish"; "Eggs"; "Cold"; and "Potatoes." Menu also includes hours of service for meals; notice of "Milk from Charles E. Leland's Valley Farm"; and the disclaimer "Dishes Ordered not on the Bill of Fare charged extra. All Meals, Lunches, Dessert or Fruit sent to Rooms, will be charged extra. Full prices charged for children occupying seat at the Public Table.", Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine, $1.25 a year. Floral guide 10cts. James Vick, seedman, Rochester, N.Y.
Pictorial envelope advertising the horticulture periodical established in 1878 by printer and horticulturist James Vick. Contains a vignette composed of ornate details framing advertising text. Details include flowers, vinery, and foliage. "Vick's Illustrated Monthly" was issued 1878-1909., Title from printed return of address., Addressed to H.D. Rohrer, Lancaster, Pa., Contains a one-cent stamp printed in blue and depicting a profile portrait of Benjamin Franklin cancelled with ink-stamp postmark: Rochester, N.Y.., Manuscript notes in pencil on verso. Notes refer to deliveries of flowers., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Wag tails
Label containing a scene showing two dogs near tall grasses and plants in a fenced pasture. Trees are visible in the background., Printed on recto: No. 6214. Also blank. $12.50 per 1000. $1.35 per 100., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Wallace & Sons, manufacturers of the eagle pin, superior to all others in quality and finish.
Label for the rolling metal and drawing wire manufactory showing an American eagle framed by an ornamented border. Border includes pictorial details depicting flowers and vinery. Wallace & Sons, a brass manufactory established in 1848 in Ansonia, Ct., operated until 1895., Printed on flaps: Perfect heads & points. Spring temper., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Washington. Printed by S. H. Greene & Sons. Riverpoint, R.I. Coffin, Artemus & Co. Sole agents.
Textile label for the textile print works founded in 1828 by Simon H. Greene and Edward Pike. Depicts Washington, in uniform, holding a sheet of paper, and standing next to his horse near a river. Label also contains corner details of fasces and United States shields framed in garland. The firm, renamed S. H. Greene & Sons in 1865, were nationally known for their "Washington" line of printed textiles., Stamped on recto: 41 2, Copyrighted in Washington, D.C., Inscribed on verso: Cora cora Ott. Samuel Sassemon., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

W.G. Moore, successor to Seltzer & Moore, wholesale and retail mule dealers, Womelsdorf, Pa.
Pictorial envelope containing a vignette showing a mule by a fence., Title from printed return address., Title annotated with stamp: W. G. Moore, Successor to., Addressed in manuscript to: Wm. M. S. Moore (c/o North Western Hotel), Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., Pa., Contains on recto: ink-stamp postmark: Womelsdorf, Aug 19 and cancelled three-cent stamp printed in green and depicting a profile portrait of George Washington., Date inferred from stamp., Faint pencil annotations and ink-stamped postmark: Pottsville, PA, Aug 10 on verso., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

With H. A. Bartlett & Co., Philadelphia & Boston..
Trade card promoting Bartlett's polishes, including "Pearl Blue," "Hub Blue," "No. 3 Blacking," and "No. 5 Blacking." Shows a driver, attired in a top hat and suit, operating a two-mule team wagon composed of tins of Bartlett's polish (for wheels) and an "Immense Stove Polish" bar (for the cab). The wagon also transports tins of polish., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Wm. H. Hortsmann & Sons, manufactory & sales rooms, cor. Fifth & Cherry Streets. Philadelphia.
Letterhead containing an exterior view of the manufactory and adjoining showroom specializing in military clothing, trimmings, and paraphernalia at 51 North Third Street. Shows street and pedestrian traffic, including a horse-drawn cart, streetcars, and patrons entering the establishment. Business established in 1815., Completed in manuscript on January 16, 1862 to Providence Tool Company, Providence, R.I. by "W.H. Hortsmann & Sons" about the price of "U.S. Cavalry Blades to pass Government Inspection" and whether then can "commence delivery at once.", Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler., See related print. [Ph Pr - 8x10 - Industries - H, (7)1322.F.61d]

Woolson Spice Co., manufacturers of Lion Coffee, spices, baking powder, etc. Toledo, Ohio.
Pictorial envelope containing pictorial imagery and advertising on the recto and verso. Imagery on recto shows a lion leaning over the top of a rolled out scroll on which a cup of coffee rests. Vignettes on the verso depict 100 and 50 pound cabinets for shipping "bulk Roasted Coffee" adorned with signage reading "Drink Woolson Spice Co.'s Roasted Coffee." Verso also contains several lines of advertising text about the cabinets, including the design (well seasoned, wood tongued, and grooved); price suggestions for resale ($1.50 to $2.00); how to procure them from Woolson Spice Co.; and the disclaimer "Lion coffee is not sold in these cabinets.", Addressed in manuscript to: Exchange Bank, Oxford Junction, Iowa., Date inferred from partial ink-stamp post mark: 7 30 PM [18]92 Ohio., Contains two-cent stamp printed in red and depicting a profile portrait of George Washington., Slogan printed above image: Do you handle Lion Coffee?, Advertisting text printed on recto: A Picture Card In Every Package., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

W.P. & A. Sharpless, S.E. cor. Broad & Race Sts.
Bill of lading containing a vignette showing a locomotive pulling a string of rail cars, including one with freight. William Sharpless began work as a merchant from Broad and Sassafras (i.e., Race circa 1839). Alfred Sharpless partnered with William circa 1850., Completed in manuscript for [Charles] Schrack shipping "1 Bbl [Mdge?]" to [W. Sweny?], dated June 12, 1850, signed by A. Sharpless., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

Yohn's carriage manufactory, cor. Apple and Evans streets, Pottstown, Pa.
Trade card containing a vignette image of a surrey style carriage and an ornamental border., Border printed in blue and gold inks., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.

You cannot blot out...the fact that Louis Heilbron sells the best furniture, carpets, and bedding at most reasonable prices, at the largest furniture house in Reading, Pa. 838-840 Penn Street
Advertisement blotter containing a genre scene showing a young girl pulling two boys, one holding an umbrella, in a wagon made from a crate., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Helen Beitler and Estate of Helen Beitler.