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TitleGreat Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, The
DescriptionAdvertising card for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. showing African American man and woman standing in front of tiny house speaking with a potential tenant who is dressed smartly. Sign on house says: "Front Room To-Let." The house is surrounded by many small children, hidden in trees, corners, barrels, and peeking out windows. The card is titled "Our Boarding House." Caption says: "Landlord--'De rooms am airy and de place quiet. Chilun? Why bless yer soul, dar ain't a chile in de neighborhood.' Dinah--'Yes Sah, an we use de Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Cos. celebrated teas and coffees.'" Back of card has small image of "Grandmother" and lists branch houses and their locations in cities around the U.S. as well as additional advertising copy. Kansas City address given on back of card:
.."" 927 Main St.
.."" Kansas City, Mo.
Subject(s)Advertising cards
Grocery stores
Tea industry
Ethnic stereotypes
African Americans
Local Subject(s)Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P Store)
Item TypeAdvertising Card
Dimensions21 x 22 cm.
CollectionAdvertising Cards (SC3)
See finding aid: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,37216
See AlsoSC3, Box 7 Oversize
LocationSC3, Box 1, A&P
BarcodeFront: 10018993; Back: 10018994
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.