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Series of advertising cards issued by Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Company, each consisting of a map of a country of the world with related illustrations

Collection Data

Description
This collection consists of 50 cards issued in 1889 to advertise and promote the coffee of the Arbuckle Bros. company of Brooklyn. The face of each card shows a map of a country along with some iconic imagery that represented the products, economic activity, or other stereotype of the place. Text appears on the verso of each card. The Library acquired the series of cards by purchase in approximately 2004. Presumably the original collector of these cards participated in a late 19th century version of our current consumer loyalty programs, buying packages of Arbuckle coffee repeatedly to acquire as close to a full set of the cards as possible. Then the collector could trade cards with other Arbuckle coffee drinkers when necessary to fill gaps and dispense with duplicates.
Names
Arbuckle Bros. (Creator)
Arbuckle Bros. (Publisher)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1889
Place: New York City
Publisher: Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Co.
Library locations
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
Shelf locator: Map Div. 04-5171
Topics
Advertising -- Coffee
Genres
Advertising cards
Maps
Notes
Source note: Title supplied by cataloger.
Relief shown by hachures.
Includes col. ill. and statistical notes.
Card number, text about coffee, and list of countries represented by cards, with text, on verso.
Physical Description
Extent: 50 maps on 50 cards : col. ; cards 8 x 13 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15994713
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b8a4e270-c60d-012f-ddb9-58d385a7bc34
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