May Company Advertisement, circa 1920
May Company advertisement for a sale on hats. The advertisement has drawings of two men with hats and is advertising the sale of the hats for $3.85. There is ink on the reverse of the card because this is an example of an ''advertising blotter.'' David May immigrated to Colorado from Bavaria and started his first clothing store in Leadville in 1887. Later David May opened branches of his store in Irwin, Central City and Denver, Colorado. David May was an active supporter of National Jewish Hospital and Temple Emanuel in Denver. The May Company evolved into one of the largest department store chains in the United States.
- circa 1920
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1 items (advertisement)
Scope and Contents
From the Series: Series 1 of 7 includes newspaper articles, photographs, and ephemera, including a May Company advertisement.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Poor 10 x 21 centimeters
Donated by Marjorie Hornbein, niece of Milton Anfenger.
Title supplied by archivist.
Inscription and Marks
Printed on the advertisement: ''Now in full swing, Spring Hat Sale, Regular $7.00 values, $3.85, soft and derbies, The May Co., the home of society brand clothes.''