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TitleRoll, Thayer & Williams
Alternate TitleBortree Manufacturing Company
DescriptionAdvertising card for Roll, Thayer & Williams showing lady wearing a corset. Front of card says: "Adjustable Duplex Corset / Manufactured only by the Bortree Manufacturing Company / For sale by Roll, Thayer & Williams" and "copyright by Bortree Manufacturing Company." Back of card says: "Adjustable Duplex Corsets, Manufactured by the Bortree Mfg. Co." and "Why these corsets have conquered all competitors. They are adjustable over the hips by strap and buckle, and can be made to fit any form instantly. They have no bones to break over the hips. They are made with double seam, and will not rip. They have double bones and double steels. Money refunded for any corset not satisfactory." Further wording is not readable because surface is abraded. Address given on front of card: Kansas City, Mo. No street address is given.
ProductAdjustable Duplex Corset
Subject(s)Advertising cards
Dry goods stores
Local Subject(s)Roll, Thayer and Williams Company
Dateca. 1880-1900
Item TypeAdvertising Card
Dimensions8 x 15 cm.
CollectionAdvertising Cards (SC3)
See finding aid: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,37216
Company NotesThe 1882 City Directory gives address: 821 and 823 Main.
LocationSC3, Box 1, Corsets
BarcodeFront: 10019298; Back: 10019301
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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AcknowledgementThis project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.