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Hotel advertising cards

 Collection — Folder: S1548
Identifier: S1548

Scope and Contents

Three hotel advertising cards are mounted on cardboard, three-hole-punched page, of which there are eleven. All of the cards have drawings of the hotel which is advertised. Most of the cards are 2 1/2" high and 6" wide. The oldest one is 1894 (St. Nicholas Hotel, Decatur, Ill.) and the newest are 1917 (The Samer, Salina, Kansas, and The Lee-Huckins Hotel, Oklahoma City, Okla.). The three cards on the first page are: Union Hotel, Port Huron, Mich., November 19, 1903; Hotel Conner, Harpers Ferry, W. Va., June 1, 1904; and Hotel Iredell, Statesville, N.C., with no date. The dates are handwritten. Some of the places where the hotels are located are: Tulsa, Okla.; Richmond, Ind.; Columbus, Neb.;Wichita, Kan., Newton, Kansas; and Marion, Ind.. Other states are: W. Va., Pa., Ill., Mo., N.C., Texas, and Ohio. All are black and white except two: The Regis, Peoria, Ill. is blue, and Saratoga Hotel, Danville, Ill. is red. They all depict hotel exteriors except one: The Everett House, Saginaw, Michigan, which shows the lobby with the words "Long Distance Telephone Service from Rooms" and is dated November 20, 1916.


  • 1894-1917

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2015/03/19 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Hotel advertising cards
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.