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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1904-1941
undated
Size:
1 Cubic foot (consisting of 2 boxes, 1 folder, 2 oversize folders, 1 map case folder.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Novelties
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Novelties forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Spiller, Mortimer
Spiller, Harley
Mortimer Spiller Company
Dates:
1954 - 1989
Size:
2.25 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1387
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the Spiller Company's work in developing print advertising and advertising novelties such as advertisements placed on balloons, blotters, clipboards, calendars, hats, etc. Many of the products they developed advertisements for were toys and novelties. The collection includes design drawings, a notebook, business records, co...

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Creators:
Accoutrements, Seattle, Washington
Archie McPhee Co. (Seattle, Washington)
Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1985-2003
Size:
1 Cubic foot
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0837
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An almost complete set of the Accoutrements and Archie McPhee product catalogs. Calling themselves "Outfitters of Popular Culture", the Accoutrements and McPhee catalogs offer toys, novelties and irreverent gag gifts on such subjects as politics, religion, science and fashion.

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Creators:
Stone, William Dickinson, 1836-1908
Perdue, Crispin
Dates:
1865-2003
bulk 1865-1885
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1358
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A general store ledger and business papers from the William D. Stone General Store located in Franklin County, Virginia and a Stone and Parker family history.

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Creators:
Elion, Jenni M.
Dates:
1930 - 1983
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0578
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Matchbooks advertising stores, banks, restaurants, political candidates, hotels and motels, cigarettes, and many other topics; many novelty items included.

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Creators:
Litzinger, Beatrice
Litzinger, Joseph
Dates:
1900-1990
Size:
2.75 Cubic feet (8.5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0530
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of seven series, the largest, Series 1, being the postcards. The largest categories in this series are the geographic, both United States and foreign, and greeting cards. The most important and probably the most interesting of the geographic cards are from Maryland as they give us an historic view of the state. This is part...

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Creators:
Saxton, Joseph, 1799-1873
Dates:
1821-1856
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7056
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers consist of notebooks and diaries in which Saxton wrote detailed information on his experiments and social life in London; an appointment book for 1838; a scientific sketchbook with notes, which include drawings and descriptions of some of Saxton's inventions; and a textbook. Other Joseph Saxton material may be found in the Jo...

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Creators:
Burris, Jeanne
Burris, Charlene
Byrd, James
Byrd Family
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Dates:
ca. 1920
Size:
1 Folder
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0126
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A pocket sample case of greeting cards and postcards offered for sale by the Ohio Card Company of Cadiz, Ohio.

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Creators:
Plunkett, Billy, Mrs.
Merriam, Eva Billings
Merriam, Billy
Christiani, Norman, Mrs.
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Dates:
1897 - 1902
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 oversized folders, 1 folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0079
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents four scrapbooks containing photographs, programs, flyers, business cards, periodical illustrations, and letterheads of vaudeville and medicine shows from 1897-1902. Also included are two audiotapes containing comments by the donors about the scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Korda, Ronald S., -1996
Korda, Catherine
Dates:
1952-1996
Size:
57 Cubic feet (259 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0545
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sports and trading cards, 1952-1996, amassed by card collector Ronald S. Korda. The sports cards are subdivided by sport. Baseball cards, (1952-1996), comprise the vast majority of the sports cards, while football (1968-1996) and hockey (1968-1996) are the two next largest subseries. There are lesser quantities of cards for basketball, and only a few each for all other sports, such as racing, skiing, etc. Non-sports cards cover a large variety of popular culture topics, including motion pictures, television programs, popular music, toys, games, cars and trucks, comics, fantasy art, and many other subjects. Some ephemeral items are also included in the collection, such as sticker albums, posters and programs

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