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Product labels and packaging collection
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A collection of 610 product labels and packaging created between 1929 and 1930. The material in this collection had been sent to the United States Patent Office by companies to copyright their artistic and literary creations. After the U.S. Patent office deaccessioned the labels and packaging, they were held in a private collection for over a decade. The labels and packaging in the collection were used for advertising and packaging a wide variety of products, including toilet paper, chocolates, and cockroach poison. The collection shows examples of printing practices, graphic design styles, and innovations in products and food during the period that the labels and packages were created.
6.02 Linear Feet 5 boxes
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Collections at specol@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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