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Series of advertising cards issued by Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Company, each consisting of a map of a United States state or territory with related illustrations

Collection Data

Description
This collection consists of 50 cards issued in 1889 to advertise and promote Ariosa brand coffee of the Arbuckle Bros. company of Brooklyn. The face of each card shows a map of a state or territory of the United States, along with some iconic imagery that represented the products, economic activity, or other stereotype of the place. Text appears on the verso of each card. The Library acquired the series of cards by purchase in approximately 2004. Presumably the original collector of these cards participated in a late 19th century version of our current consumer loyalty programs, buying packages of Arbuckle coffee repeatedly to acquire as close to a full set of the cards as possible. Then the collector could trade cards with other Arbuckle coffee drinkers when necessary to fill gaps and dispense with duplicates.
Names
Arbuckle Bros. (Creator)
Arbuckle Bros. (Publisher)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1889
Place: New York
Publisher: Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Company
Library locations
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
Shelf locator: Map Div. 04-5169
Topics
United States
Advertising -- Coffee
Genres
Advertising cards
Maps
Notes
Publications: Images also appear in Arbuckle's illustrated atlas of the United States of America.
Source note: Title supplied by cataloger.
Advertisement for Arbuckle's Ariosa Coffee and list of cards in series, with text, on verso.
Each card numbered on verso.
Includes col. ill. and statistical notes.
Relief shown by hachures.
Physical Description
Extent: 50 maps on 50 cards : col. ; cards 8 x 13 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15914941
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 99370350-c608-012f-875b-58d385a7bc34
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