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Photographic album of billboard pictures and advertisement clippings [graphic]
BANC PIC 1994.011--ffALB Box I (pp 1-60); BANC PIC 1994.011--ffALB Box II (pp 61-134); BANC PIC 1994.011--ffALB Box III (pp 135-243); BANC PIC 1994.011--ffALB
Collection Overview

Title:

Photographic album of billboard pictures and advertisement clippings

Creator/Contributor:

Varney & Green

Abstract:

Prints and clippings of advertisements from printed sources and photographs of advertising posters and billboards on city buildings, fences, etc. Most are San Francisco advertisements, with some from Los Angeles. Many types of products are represented, inlcuding food, clothing, tobacco, and entertainment, among numerous others. Many of the billboards photographed bear the name Varney & Green.

Date:

ca. 1900-ca. 1920 (issued)

Subject:

Billboards -- California -- Photographs
Advertising -- California -- Pictorial works
Commercial art -- Pictorial works

Note:

Original single portfolio album has been disassembled and housed in three sections, labelled Box I-III. Portfolio binding discarded, with photographs documenting its appearance laid in Box 1.
Compiler unknown: presence of many Varney & Green items indicates this may be a sample book of this firm.

Type:

graphic
Advertisements.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
1 album (ca. 1000 photographic prints and clippings) : b&w and color ; 35 x 55 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1994.011--ffALB Box I (pp 1-60)
BANC PIC 1994.011--ffALB Box II (pp 61-134)
BANC PIC 1994.011--ffALB Box III (pp 135-243)
BANC PIC 1994.011--ffALB

Origin:

California