Advertising Fan for Jacobs Brothers Funeral Home, circa 1955, "Booker T. Washington"

Summary

By the twentieth century, fans could be inexpensively produced as souvenirs or advertisements. Funeral homes were among the businesses that commonly distributed advertising fans, often to local churches. This example advertises services offered by the Jacobs Brothers Funeral Home in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Jacobs brothers were active in nearby African American congregations whose members likely identified with Booker T. Washington, featured on the front.

By the twentieth century, fans could be inexpensively produced as souvenirs or advertisements. Funeral homes were among the businesses that commonly distributed advertising fans, often to local churches. This example advertises services offered by the Jacobs Brothers Funeral Home in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Jacobs brothers were active in nearby African American congregations whose members likely identified with Booker T. Washington, featured on the front.

Artifact

Advertising card

Date Made

circa 1955

Subject Date

circa 1955

Creators

David Lionel Press 

Place of Creation

United States, Illinois, Chicago 

Creator Notes

Advertised service offered by Jacobs Brothers Funeral Home, Indianapolis, Indiana. Card made by David Lionel Press, Chicago, Illinois.

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2001.48.19

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Wood (Plant Material)

Dimensions

Height: 11.875 in

Width: 7.5 in

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