Title: Beaham Mfg. Co., The
Description: Advertising card for The Beaham Mfg. Co. showing a man sitting in a prison cell, hands in chains, eating a piece of bread. A sign on wall says "Bill of Fare. Bread and Water." Front of card says: "Playing Bank President In Prison." Back of card says: "Faultless Starch..."Pleases in Particular Work. Perfectly Pure, Exceedingly Strong, Very Elastic." It also describes a marketing tactic whereby one sends in the company logo cut from the product package to get "Faultless Starch Premium Pictures." It shows the logo and says: "Mail us 10 for Comic Pictures. Mail us 25 for Beautiful Pictures.." Address given on back of card: Kansas City, Mo. No street address is given.
Product: Faultless Starch
Subject(s): Advertising cards; Starch industry; Prisons; Eating & drinking;
Local Subject(s): Beaham Mfg. Co.;
Date: ca. 1880-1900
Item Type: Advertising Card
Dimensions: 7 x 11 cm.
Collection: Advertising Cards (SC3)
See finding aid: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,37216
Company Notes: Address in 1892 City Directory: 9th S. W. Corner Santa Fe.
See Also: Ten Little Pickaninnies [MVSC PF 648.1 T289]
Location: SC3, Box 2, Laundry/Laundry Products
Barcode: Front: 10019591; Back: 10019596
Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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