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Foster Brothers records, 1875-1973, bulk, 1893-1942

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Series 1: Correspondence, 1897-1942
1 linear foot
(Box 1)

Business correspondence with suppliers, distributors, and wholesale and retail customers concerns routine matters and special orders. The correspondence dated 1897-1941 is relatively sparse and primarily concerns copyright of artwork reproduced by Foster Brothers that was sold, framed, in gift shops, department and furniture stores.
The year 1942, the company's last year in business, is well documented. Of particular interest are letters from S. W. Osborne (Margaret Foster's husband) written while traveling to meet with wholesale clients in cities throughout the Northeast and Midwest.
Chronological correspondence is followed by alphabetically arranged correspondence.
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Correspondence, 1897-1915
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1
Correspondence, 1916
1
2
Correspondence, 1917
1
3
Correspondence, 1918-1919
1
4
Correspondence, 1920-1921
1
5
Correspondence, 1922-1941
1
6
Abbott - Austin-Hastings Co., 1942
1
7
Babcock - Bittinger, 1942
1
8
Boaler Burchell and Dillon - Boyce Studio, 1942
1
9
Brandenburg - Butterfield, 1942
1
10
Cabot - Closson Co., 1942
1
11
Cocks - Cusik Studios, 1942
1
12
Davenport - Drakenfeld Co., 1942
1
13
E and E Art Shop - Fulda, 1942
1
14
Gamble - Gump's, 1942
1
15
Hagerty - Hurley, 1942
1
16
Ideal Furniture Co. - Jordan, 1942
1
17
Kahn's Art Gallery - Kromhaut, 1942
1
18
Lake - Lyon Furniture Mercantile Agency, 1942
1
19
Macy and Co. - McVicker, 1942
1
20
M/E Framing Guild - Myers, 1942
1
21
Nature Food Centres - Osborn, 1942
1
22
Osborne, S. W., 1942
1
23
Ozark Arts and Crafts Center - Payne, 1942
1
24
P P and H Moulding Co. - Putnam, 1942
1
25
Radas - Ryder, 1942
1
26
Sanders Co. - Sebatia Products, 1942
1
27
Shaker Gift Center Inc. - Swartz, 1942
1
28
Taber - Vixsboxse Art Galleries, 1942
1
29
Wadsworth, Howland and Co. - Waverly Fabrics, Inc., 1942
1
30
Webb - Wyman, 1942
1
31
Yale Athletic Association - Yuenger Manufacturing Co., 1942
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32

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  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
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