Fingerman collection of ephemera

About this collection

Assembled by collectors Arlene and Gerald Fingerman, the collection consists of mixed-format ephemera from various endeavors within American culture, primarily the manufacturing and selling of products or services. Advertising cards and labels compose a large portion of the collection, but it also includes billheads, blotters, bookmarks, business cards, catalogs, checks, envelopes, flyers, letterheads, newsletters, packaging, postcards, and stamps. The collection has not been digitized in its entirety. For a detailed description of the entire collection, click here to view the finding aid.

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Planet Jr. farm and garden tools
Flyer for Planet Jr. farm and garden tools. Illustration shows a planet Earth with insects, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Canfield dress shields
Advertising card for Canfield dress shields made by Canfield Rubber Co. of Middletown, Connecticut. Illustration shows a woman and child., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Clinching Screw Fastened shoes
Advertising card for clinching screw fastened shoes sold by H.A. Warriner of Warren, Massachusetts, seller of boots, shoes, and rubbers., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wing's Eclipse Baking Powder: 'Eggspectation'
Advertising card for Wing's Eclipse Baking Powder of Portland, Maine. Illustration shows frog looking at an egg., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wing's Eclipse Baking Powder: 'Caught!'
Advertising card for Wing's Eclipse Baking Powder of Portland, Maine. Illustration shows frog eating egg with angry duck nearby., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wing's Eclipse Baking Powder: 'A Fowl Blow'
Advertising card for Wing's Eclipse Baking Powder of Portland, Maine. Illustration shows duck head butting frog., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wing's Eclipse Baking Powder: 'Eggspatiation'
Advertising card for Wing's Eclipse Baking Powder of Portland, Maine. Illustration shows duck sitting on frog; frog has egg in its mouth., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wing's Eclipse Baking Powder: 'Peacemaker'
Advertising card for Wing's Eclipse Baking Powder of Portland, Maine. Illustration shows duckling standing between frog and mother duck., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Aunt Sally Baking Powder
Advertising card for Aunt Sally baking powder. Illustration shows Old Mother Hubbard, no. 4., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Strawberry Jell-o
Flyer for strawberry Jell-o made by the Genesee Pure Food Company of Le Roy, New York. Illustration shows a woman holding molded Jell-o., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Farinaceous food
Advertising card for H .K. & F. B. Thurber Co, importers and manufacturers of farinaceous foods, such as tapioca, hominy, oatmeal, and vermicelli. Illustration shows a bird and a nest with eggs., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ceresota flour
Advertising card for Ceresota flour by the Northwestern Consolidated Milling Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Illustration shows a boy on a bench cutting a loaf of bread., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Potato chips
Packaging from potato chips from the Interstate Biscuit Company of Bronx, New York. Illustration shows a \"two way\" face - smiling right side up, and frowning upside down., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Dr. Chilton's fever and ague cure
Label for Dr. Chilton's fever and ague cure of New York. Illustration is blue with gold lettering., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Moore's Throat & Lung Lozenges
Advertising card for Moore's Throat & Lung Lozenges from Dr. C. C. Moore of New York. Illustration shows a heron., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hood's tooth powder
Advertising card for Hood's tooth powder by C. I. Hood & Company of Lowell, Massachusetts. Illustration shows a girl smiling through a newspaper advertisement., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Carter's Backache Plasters for Every Ache or Pain
Advertising card for Carter's Backache Plasters for Every Ache or Pain by the Carter Medicine Company of New York. Puzzle card with illustration showing a scene in which the reader must find animals hidden in the picture., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Carter's Little Nerve Pills for the Nervous & Dyspeptic
Advertising card for Carter's Little Nerve Pills for the Nervous & Dyspeptic by the Carter Medicine Company of New York. Puzzle card with illustration showing a scene in which the reader must find animals hidden in the picture., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ayer's pills
Advertising card for pills by Dr. J.C. Ayer & Company of Lowell, Massachusetts. Illustration is titled \"The fight for the standard\" and shows a cavalryman carrying the French flag and attacking another soldier on horseback., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ayer's Ague Cure
Advertising card for ague cure by Dr. J.C. Ayers & Co. of Lowell, Massachusetts. Illustration shows a cabin in a swamp with a rowboat., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ayer's cherry pectoral
Advertising card for cherry pectoral by Dr. J.C. Ayers & Co. of Lowell, Massachusetts. Illustration shows a girl standing under a cherry tree watching birds., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ayer's cherry pectoral
Advertising card for cherry pectoral by Dr. J.C. Ayers & Co. of Lowell, Massachusetts. Illustration shows a girl carrying a straw hat filled with cherries., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ayer's sarsaparilla
Advertising card for sarsaparilla by Dr. J.C. Ayers & Co. of Lowell, Massachusetts. Illustration shows a mother with children and a dog, while another woman administers medicine., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Dr. D. Jayne's expectorant
Advertising card for Dr. D. Jayne's expectorant sold by J.M. Dyer of the Harpersfield Delaware Company of New York. Illustration shows Rebekah at the well., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ayer's Cathartic Pills
Advertising card for Ayer's Cathartic Pills by Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co. of Lowell, Massachusetts. Illustration shows seven nude babies packaging Ayers pills., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Fingerman ephemera collection (Accession 2009.213), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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