MG 773 - Harrisburg Businesses (Early) Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains advertising brochures, invoices, and correspondence of early business firms in the Harrisburg area in the late 1800's, early 1900's and two publications in German by printers Wilhelm Wheit, 1826, and Gustav & Peters, 1830.

They include:

Brochures from Scheffer's Book Bindery, O. K. Letter Shop, D. W. Cox & Co., Boll Bros. Mfg. Co. and correspondence to J. C. Leib & Co. of Stewartstown from Central Pennsylvania Automobile Co., W. H. Davis, C. L. Hale, Furniture Dealer & Undertaker, International Harvester Co., J. M. Neely Livery Stable, Penna. Railroad Co., Susquehanna Mutual Fire Insurance, Harrisburg Woven Wire Mattress Co., Walton Quarries, Davis & Hale, H. R. Simonetti Fruit Dealer, Leland Coal, Paxton Flour & Feed Co., Peipher Line, E. H. Stuntz, Bucher & Gibbs Plow Co., C. F. Gohl Flour Feed & Grain, Foos Mfg. Co., C. H. Gardner Farm Machinery, Collins Plow Co., Deering Harvester Co., Bickford & Huffman Co.

History of the Wright Automobile Co.

Information on the Felix Candy Store

Bell Grocery Store

Jacob Fisher, Hardware & Cutlery

Advertisement for Rebman's Dry Goods House

Hats, Bucher & Swift

Hunter Motor Car. Co.

C. Day Rudy, Scenic & Fesco Artist

Advertisements in newspaper for several firms

Materials on the Harrisburg Exhibition Co.

Excursions to Fairmont Park

Advertisement of Auction sale of W. S. Morley

Ads for the Yingst Carpet House, Harrisburg Trust Co., Pennsylvania Leasing Corp., United Ice & Coal Co., Rochester American Insurance Co., Aetna Insurance Co., Dauphin Electrical Supplies Co. and forms from Daniel D. Boas, Mfg. & Dealer in Planed and Rough Lumber

Notebook distributed with "Compliments of Evans-Burnett Co. Wholesale Grocers, Harrisburg, PA," 1928-1929.

Broadside advertising a Holiday Offer, 1885, to ministers and Sunday School workers from Thomas S. Wilcox, Stationer and Bookseller

Invoice from the Harrisburg Provision Company to J. F. Waganhorst, Mertztown, Pennsylvania, February 14, 1889. The Provision Co. was operated by the Jacob Dold Packing Company.

Illustrated catalogue of "Jokers' Novelties, Magic, Puzzles" available at Frederick Carl Landus, 902 Market Street, Harrisburg, undated.

Small booklet describing the Fort Hunter Dairy.

Printed brochure advertising a switch to protect owners and operators of automobiles, trucks, buses, motorboats and airplanes by the Auto Safety Switch in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, undated, 3 copies

Date(s): 1839-1950's

Extent: 8 folders, 74 enclosures