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 2 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