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Collection TitleMC 11 Trade Cards/ Greeting Cards/ ManualsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKim Richards
Date Completed:Aug. 8, 2007
Extent2.5 linear feet

MC 11 - Trade Cards/ Greeting Cards/ Manuals contains greeting cards, Special event themed postcards for major holidays and sewing machine manuals.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Scrapbook contains business trade cards for various local businesses.ScrapbookA01
Scrapbook contains business trade cards for various local businesses - fragile.ScrapbookA02
Scrapbook contains business trade cards for various local businesses.ScrapbookA03
Manual - Florence Sewing Machine, ca. 1870s.BookletA0401
Manual - Short Cuts to Home Sewing The Modern Singer Way by the Singer Sewing Machine Co., 1928. BookletA0402
Manual - Domestic Sewing Machine Instructor, 1892.BookletA05
Ready Reference Atlas and Almanac published by the White Sewing Machine Co., Cleveland, O. Containing Illustrations & Prices, as also Directions for the used of the World Renowned White Shuttle Sewing Machine, 1879.BookletA06
Refinishing Old Furniture, Natural Finishes/ by Florence E. Wright, Cornell Bulletin for Homemakers 295, Revised September 1947.BookletA07
Photography Booklet - The Choice of Plates for Landscape Work/ by Henry G. Abbott.BookletA0801
E.H. Ayres, jeweler & opticianTrade CardA0804
Harvesting Machines - "Adriance, Platt & Cos. Machines Are Unequalled for Simpliciting, Utility, Strength, Durabiliting, Adrainace Rear Discharge Binder - Only Genunie Two Horse Binder."Trade CardA0804
Hand-held fan advertisement with a woman's face for "American-Maid Bread".Trade CardA0805
Advertisement for the new offices of Barber-Doane-Mosher, Inc.Trade CardA0901
Advertisement for Nichols' Bark and Iron from Billings, Clapp & Co., c. 1890.AdvertisementA0902
Hosmer Billings, Bookseller, advertising College Text Books for Elmira College.Trade CardA0903
Bookmark, 1776-1976 courtesy of Butler Screen Printing.BookmarkA0905
Probably for a Cigar Company: H.F. ChoiceAdvertisementA1004
Advertisement for the "Blue Coal" Budget Plan, Works Just Like A Christmas Club! from the Chemung Coal Co.BlotterA1005
The Monroe Range, Manufactured by the Co-Operative Foundry Co., Rochester, NY.Trade CardA1007
In the Finger Lakes Region, Waiting and Rest Room, E. L. Cozier, Proprietor.Trade CardA1008
Fan compliments of Dawdy's Bakery, Bread and Rolls.FanA11
The "Advertiser," Elmira, N.Y.Trade CardA1102
Delaware Insurance Company of Philadelphia, George A. Bullard, Resident Agent.Trade CardA1102
From Dennison Manufacturing Co - "How to Frame and Protect Photographs: Frame Your Pictures at Home With Dennison's Passe-Partout Outfit."BookletA1103
Folder contains letterhead, a shopping bag and an advertisement for the Derby Book Shop.DocumentsA12
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