Guide to the Collection of Nantucket Businesses Ephemera, 1759–2011

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Research Library at the Nantucket Historical Association. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the internet.

Summary

This is an artificial collection of business ephemera assembled by the Nantucket Historical Association, containing fliers, brochures, bookmarks, order forms, schedules, letterhead, labels, business cards, signs, and booklets.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
MS467
Title:
Collection of Nantucket Businesses Ephemera
Date(s):
1759–2011
Creator:
Nantucket Historical Association.
Repository:
Nantucket Historical Association
Language:
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Collection of Nantucket Businesses Ephemera, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Folder 6 gift of Steve Desroches in 2014 (Acc. RL2014.23). Folder 28 gift of children of Mary M and Edward M. Walsh in 2019 (Acc. RL2019.33). Folder 41 gift of Frances Ruley Karttunen in 2020 (Acc. RL2020.15). Folder 48 a purchase of the NHA (Acc. RL2018.8012). Folder 51 gift of Phebe A. Barker. Folder 89 gift of Leon M. Royal. OP-467/1 gift of the Nantucket Historical Trust. Folder 87 gift of Mrs. Christine T. Wyer. Folder 100 gift of Lincoln Ceely in 1953 (Acc. 1953.7). Folder 115 gift of Harry B. Turner. Folder 49, folder 52, folder 53, folder 56, folders 58–61, folder 63, folders 65–68, folders 70–86, folder 88, folders 90–92, folders 96–99, folders 102–107, and folders 109–110 gift of Gift of Kacey Constable (Acc. RL2013.63).

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Nantucket Historical Association assumes no responsibility.

Related Collections

  • MS236 Collection of Nantucket Lodging and Eating Establishments Ephemera, Nantucket Historical Association.

Subject Headings

  • Topical Term
    • Businesses—Massachusetts—Nantucket.

Biographical Information

This is an artificial collection of local business ephemera assembled by the Nantucket Historical Association. In some instances, the NHA gathers materials on a single topic to preserve them and make them available. In these cases, the NHA is seen as the creator of the artificially constructed collection.

Scope and Content

This collection includes ephemera such as fliers, brochures, bookmarks, order forms, schedules, letterhead, labels, business cards, signs, and booklets from local businesses collected by the Nantucket Historical Association.

Contents

Box 2 Folder 49 B.S. Adams, 1905

Box 2 Folder 50 Freeman E. Adams & Sons, 1845-1849

Box 2 Folder 51 Zenas L. Adams, 1860

Box 2 Folder 52 Al’s auto sales & service, 1952

Box 1 Folder 1 Albert G. Brock Insurance Co., undated

Box 1 Folder 2 Antiques, undated

Box 2 Folder 53 J.B. Ashley dealer in meats and provisions, 1930

Box 2 Folder 54 Atlantic Silk Company, 1836-1840

Box 2 Folder 55 Atlantic Straw Works, 1854

Box 2 Folder 56 I.M. Atwood, 1896

Box 1 Folder 3 Barrett’s Blue & White Coach, undated

Box 1 Folder 38 Bayberry Studio, undated

Box 1 Folder 39 Bill Fisher Tackle, undated

Box 1 Folder 4 Brockway Jellies, undated

Box 2 Folder 57 Obediah Brown & Co., 1759-1761

Box 2 Folder 58 Cady’s Food Shop, 1952

Box 1 Folder 5 Cap’n Tobey’s, undated

Box 2 Folder 59 Oliver C. Chadwick, hacking and general teaming, 1894

Box 2 Folder 60 William F. Codd marble works, 1879

Box 2 Folder 61 Codd & Allen plumbers, steam and gas fitters, 1893

Box 1 Folder 6 Cook’s Cycle Shop, 24 July 1946

Includes a canceled check to Cook’s Cycle Shop, signed by Tennessee Williams.

Box 1 Folder 7 Cooperage Shop, undated

Box 1 Folder 40 Miss Cora Stevens, undated

Box 1 Folder 8 Crafts Centre, undated

Box 2 Folder 62 Frank J. Crosby, grocer advertisement, undated

Box 1 Folder 9 C.H. Davis Hardware, undated

Box 2 Folder 63 William T. Devlan and Co.,1892

Box 2 Folder 64 J.R. Dillingham, undated

Box 2 Folder 65 Dryshoal cleaners Inc., 1952

Box 1 Folder 10 Evelyn’s Beauty Shop, undated

Box 1 Folder 11 Executive Airlines, 1 August 1968, undated

Box 1 Folder 12 Forager House antiques, undated

Box 2 Folder 66 The Four Winds of Nantucket, 1982-1983

Box 2 Folder 67 Eben W. Francis mason & plasterer, 1888

Box 2 Folder 68 M. F. Freedman house painter, 1887-1905

Box 1 Folder 41 Garden Gate nursery, undated

Box 2 Folder 69 Gardiner’s Post Office Corner, 1905

Box 2 Folder 70 Tide table presented by Edward K. Godfrey, 1879

Box 1 Folder 13 Gull Air, undated

Box 2 Folder 71 Willard P. Hardy painting, 1940

Box 1 Folder 14 Hill’s, undated

Box 2 Folder 72 Advertisement for Geo. H. Hooper & Co., undated

Box 1 Folder 15 Huyser’s Taxi and Sightseeing, undated

Box 2 Folder 73 Hygienic Ice Co., 1916

Box 1 Folder 16 Inquirer & Mirror Real Estate Guide, Summer 1982

Box 1 Folder 17 Island Rentals, undated

Box 1 Folder 18 Island Service Co., August 1953

Box 2 Folder 74 John C. Jones blacksmith, 1907

Box 2 Folder 48 Kendall Manufacturing Company,  circa 1827

Box 2 Folder 75 L. O. LaFontaine upholsterer, 1952

Box 2 Folder 76 Robert Laundry, Inc., 1951

OP-467/1 Justin F. Lawrence & Co., 1838

Box 2 Folder 77 Israel M. Lewis, sexton, 1895

Box 2 Folder 78 The Little Book House of Nantucket, undated

Box 2 Folder 79 Mac’s Pharmacy, Inc., 1952

Box 2 Folder 80 H. Malchman & Bro, dealer in dry goods, 1908

Box 2 Folder 81 Marine Lumber Co., undated

Box 2 Folder 82 C. L. Mark’s Fine Harnesses, 1892

Box 2 Folder 83 Memorandum of repairs, 1905

Box 2 Folder 84 The Mill Shop, undated

Box 1 Folder 42 Mitchell’s Book Corner, undated

Box 2 Folder 85 Murray’s Nantucket, 1984

Box 1 Folder 37 Museum of African American History, undated

Box 1 Folder 19 Nantucket Bake Shop, undated

Box 1 Folder 20 Nantucket Boys’ Club, Winter 1978

Box 2 Folder 86 Nantucket Cargo, undated

Box 2 Folder 87 The Nantucket Company, 1906

Box 1 Folder 21 Nantucket Construction  Company, 25 February 1969

Box 1 Folder 22 Nantucket Cottage Hospital Thrift Shop, 1968, undated

Box 1 Folder 23 Nantucket Demo Derby Association, 2011

Box 2 Folder 88 Nantucket Flower Store, 1906

Box 2 Folder 89 Nantucket Gas and Electric Company, undated, 1895-1937

Box 1 Folder 24 Nantucket Harbor House, August 1959

Box 1 Folder 25 Nantucket Island Tours, undated

Box 1 Folder 26 Nantucket Kiteman, undated

Box 1 Folder 27 Nantucket Looms, undated

Box 2 Folder 90 Nantucket Marine Company, 1947

Box 2 Folder 91 Nantucket Paint Works, undated

Box 2 Folder 92 Nantucket Pewter, undated

Box 1 Folder 30 Nantucket Police Station, 2010

Box 1 Folder 28 Nantucket Sleigh Ride gift shop, 1982-1983

Box 1 Folder 45 Nantucket Treasures, undated

Box 2 Folder 93 Nantucket Weavers, undated

Box 1 Folder 43 Nantucket Whalewatch, undated

Box 2 Folder 94 Myrick F. Nickerson, 1865

Box 2 Folder 95 Old Spouter Pottery, undated

Box 2 Folder 96 H. Paddack & Co. Painters, 1905

Box 1 Folder 29 Past & Present Antiques, undated

Box 1 Folder 44 Irving M. Saunders Rental Agents, undated

Box 2 Folder 97 Earl S. Ray carpenter and builder, 1928

Box 2 Folder 98 John C. Ring, mason, 1901

Box 2 Folder 99 C. H. Robinson Manufacturer and Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Marble, undated, 1875

Box 2 Folder 100 Directions for Rope making, 1762

Box 2 Folder 101 Mendle Rothenberg, 1878

Box 2 Folder 102 Sail Reveler Nantucket Yacht Charters, undated

OP-467/2 Sail Cloth Manufactory, undated

Box 2 Folder 103 Sherburne Riding School, undated

Box 2 Folder 104 Edwin R. Smith, carpenter and builder, 1905

Box 2 Folder 105 Somerset Farm, 1932

Box 2 Folder 106 Souza Market, 1951

Box 1 Folder 31 Steamship Authority, 1946, undated

Box 1 Folder 47 Stephen Swift Furnituremaker, 2001

Box 2 Folder 107 Straight What Auto Service, undated

Box 2 Folder 108 Surf Side Land Company, 1873-1902

Box 2 Folder 109 William T. Swain lumber, 1905

Box 2 Folder 110 William T. Swain Jr. Barnes Bicycles, 1897

Box 2 Folder 111 H. Taylor, undated

Box 2 Folder 112 Tracy & Pitman Carpenters, Builders and General Jobbers, 1898

Box 2 Folder 113 James W. Tufts’, undated

Box 2 Folder 114 Union Insurance Company, 1836

Box 2 Folder 115 Union Store, 1881-1897

Box 1 Folder 46 F. M. Wakeman, Horologist, undated

Box 1 Folder 32 Whiting Milk Co., 7 December 1968

Box 1 Folder 33 E.F. Whitman printer, undated

Box 1 Folder 34 Will’s Air, 15 June 1983

Box 1 Folder 35 William W. Coffin gift shop, undated

Box 1 Folder 36 Windswept Cranberry Co. Inc., 1944, 1947, 26 October 1955, undated

Box 2 Folder 116 J. H. Wood & Son Taxi Service and Baggage Transfer, 1932

Box 2 Folder 117 Samuel Woodward, 1880

Box 2 Folder 118 Advertisement for unidentified tailor shop, 1886

Items Separated

  • OP-467/1-2

Processing Information

Processed by NHA Staff.

Finding aid by Ashley Miller, February 2022.

Additional description by Thomas Perich, August 2022.

Materials in this collection were digitized with support from Connie and Tom Cigarran.

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