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M-554 Trade Ledger Scrapbook of Early Advertisements and Magazine Clippings

ABSTRACT: Scrapbook of early advertisements and magazine clippings within a trade ledger.

SCOPE: This scrapbook was compiled within an early nineteenth-century trade ledger. The creator of the scrapbook pasted collections of commercial advertisements, lithographic illustrations, photographs, cartoons, and wallpaper samples over the existing pages. Many of the images focus on women as subjects and reflect the popular culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The writing from the original ledger is variably legible, with some pages fully covered by added ephemera and others left unaltered.

EXTENT: Approximately 128 pages.

ACCESS: Due to the fragile nature of this collection, physical access may be restricted. Please contact the library for further information. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus.

PREFERRED CITATION: The preferred citation for this collection is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."