Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Blotters bearing advertisements. Some, advertising mainly school supplies, were issued to school children in France from the late 19th century up until the 1960s. In mid-20th century, Esquire Magazine was advertised by blotters featuring movie star pin-up drawings and photos. Customized advertising blotters are still produced today.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box 3, Folder: 2020-001
Scope and Contents A pink advertising blotter for the Hotel Fontenelle in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. In addition to text, there is a drawing of the building with people and cars at street-level. The text reads "Center of everything -- Hotel Fontenelle -- Omaha's Welcome to the World! -- Six floors of air conditioned sleeping rooms." The blotter is 7.5 cm H x 16 cm W.
Dates: circa 1955
File — Box 3, Folder: 2018-052
Scope and Contents The ink blotters were created as advertisements for various Omaha businesses and candidates for Nebraska public offices including MUD (Metropolitan Utilities District), State Railway Commissioner, Republican National Committee, and Attorney General. The advertisements for business include banks, insurance, dry cleaners, Jerseywood Dairy, Kilpatrick’s Furs, shoe repairs, Franklin Printing House, and other businesses.
Dates: Circa 1910-1959
Collection — Multiple Containers
Content Description The collection of Sam Walker includes posters, fliers, LPs, and ephemera documenting Omaha organizations, events, and people in the 20th and 21st centuries particularly related to activism, music, and culture. Topics covered include anti-Vietnam War protests, protests against the demolition of Jobbers Canyon, Omaha sheet music, Wounded Knee legal defense fund, Omaha music and performers, Al Smith, jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson, and the Omaha centennial celebration. The fourteen LPs in the...
Dates: circa 1928-2016