Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Blotters bearing advertisements. Some, advertising mainly school supplies, were issued to school children in France from the late 19th century up until the 1960s. In mid-20th century, Esquire Magazine was advertised by blotters featuring movie star pin-up drawings and photos. Customized advertising blotters are still produced today.
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Scope and Contents The D.C. Wooden Company was founded by Durward C. Wooden (18 Jul 1892 - Nov 1986) of Kalamazoo, MI. The earliest the company is found in the city directories is 1922, at 419-421 Church St. By 1935 the company had relocated to 344 Henrietta St. D.C. Wooden was married twice and in both situations his wife held a role in the company, usually the company treasurer. The company would last into the 1960s, until it was sold to Victor Comptometer in 1964. At the time it had 20 employees and was...