Mercantile Stores & Businesses in the Mystic, Connecticut Area
Object ID:
2001.004.0001
Collection:
Kimball, Carol Collection
Scope & Content:
10 merchant advertising and promotional calendars and notices, with art illustrations for Mystic businesses - stored in Map Cabinet, Drawer 6:
1-J.E. Hopwood & Co., Mystic, Conn. Oakland Ranges advertising piece with art illustration of young girl, flowers and a bird. Not dated.

1-W.L. Main, Mystic and Stonington, Conn., promotional piece with art illustration of woman wearing a hat and surrounded by flowers. Business advertises Fancy and Staple Groceries and Vegetables - Headquarters for Best Flour, Hay, Grain and Feed. Agent for Blue Label Canned Goods. Not dated. [Too big to scan in its entirety - is partially scanned in.]

1-H.J. Spencer, Mystic, Conn. promotional piece with art illustration of a young man wearing a purple velvet suit and holding a book, with flowers framing the image. Business advertises Groceries, Meats, Poultry, Etc. Not dated. [Too big to scan in its entirety - is partially scanned in.]

1-C.H. Hoxie, Old Mystic, Special Sale notice / advertisement for May 4th, 1896, for the sale of boots, shoes, dry goods, and groceries. It lists specific items and the prices. Published by L.M. Guernsey, "Press" Print, Mystic, Conn.

1-New London County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, J.H. Hoxie & Son, Agents, Mystic, Conn. promotional calendar for 1915, beginning with January page, with art illustration of two men camping by a lake with a canoe on shore. One man is shown dousing the fire with a pail of water and the other is smoking a pipe and packing up the blankets/supplies. According to printed text on the back, the art is called "Where the Tall Pines Grow" and is reproduced from an original painting by Philip R. Goodwin, copyright, 1913 (now in the public domain), by Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie. The text describes the scene depicted and the history of the artist, who was born in Norwich, Conn, in 1881, attended RISD, and later studied under Howard Pyle. [Too big to scan in its entirety - is partially scanned in.]

1-The Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Co. Ltd of Liverpool, England, J.H. Hoxie & Sons, Agents, Mystic, Conn. promotional calendar for 1915, beginning with the page for January, showing the various phases of the moon and promoting the various business services and accomplishments on the individual calendar pages: transacted business in the U.S. for 67 years; insures against ocean marine hazards; has satisfied all its losses by conflagrations without assessing its stockholders; insures yachts and motor boats against fire and inland marine hazards; has paid losses in the larger conflagrations in the U.S. aggregating over $10,000,000; insures damage to automobiles by fire, theft, transportation and collision; insures against loss of rents, use and occupancy; insures against tornado, wind storms and lightning; is so well regarded by its investors that $100 of its capital stock sells for about $2,300; issues tourist and automobile policies covering in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe; insures against sprinkler leakage and inland marine hazards. [Too big to scan in its entirety - is partially scanned in.]

1-C.H. Brown Plumbing and Heating, Mystic, Conn. promotional calendar for 1917 with art illustration of two young people fishing by the water, holding poles and kissing - the title is "Fishing Smacks on the Rocks" and was copyrighted in 1905 (now in the public domain) by Charles Williams, NY. It is embossed around the perimeter with an iris flower design. [Too big to scan in its entirety - is partially scanned in.]

1-Maplewood Farm, P.A. Brown, Mystic, Conn., promotional calendar for 1923, beginning with the January page, promoting milk, eggs, farm produce and wood, with art illustration of a young woman feeding chickens with a farm view and cows in the field in the background. The image is called "Down on the Farm" - is noted as 2699 Photo from LIFE - and copyrighted by FAS. [Too big to scan in its entirety - is partially scanned in.]

1-W.S. Walbridge General Stores, Old Mystic, Conn. promotional calendar for 1924, beginning with the January page, promoting Sunshine Biscuits with art illustration of two young people holding hands by the water, with the woman sitting in a canoe, called "The Sunshine Hour" - copyright Loose-Wiles Biscuit Co. Black and white images on either side of the month pages represent different places across the U.S.: New York City, Grand Canyon, Ariz., U.S. Capitol, Mt. Vernon, Niagara Falls, Pike's Peak, Grant's Tomb, Plymouth Rock, Old Faithful Geyser, The Alamo, Minnehaha Falls, Georgetown Loop, Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall, Washington Square Arch, Grant's Cabin, Brooklyn Bridge, Bunker Monument, Cleopatra's Needle Central Park, Washington Monument, Richmond, Woolworth Building, Lincoln Memorial Washington, Grant Park Chicago, Dutch Windmill Nantucket. On the back is an advertisement for Sunshine Biscuits for Tak-hom-a Biscuit, The Sunshine Soda Cracker.

1-East Coast Ship and Yacht Corporation, Noank, Conn., promotional calendar for 1933 with December page, with art illustration of a ship called "Cruising Homeward." [Too big to scan in its entirety - is partially scanned in.]

1-scrapbook apparently owned by Bertha L. York, with 21 pages with a number of business trade cards and promotional cards with art illustrations. [Cover only scanned in.]

3 school related items:
1-Mystic Valley Institute Valedictory Address, by Mary S. Wheeler, June 20, 1878, printed by L.M. Guernsey's "Press" Print, Mystic River. Has a small obituary for Mary Wheeler, wife of Rev. O.G. Buddington, pasted in to the inside front page. She died in Wilmington, Delaware. PERIOD 1878
1-Commencement Exercises program for Mystic High School, held at the Union Baptist Church, June 18, 1896. PERIOD 1896
1-Commencement Exercises invitation for June 11, 1908, held at Union Baptist Church. PERIOD 1908
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