Saturday, February 6, 2016

Update on Research Library Progress

Although "life" distracted our two primary Research Library volunteers this winter, progress has been steady and in the right direction. The first forays into the actual trove of historic material began on February 6, 2016 with some very interesting finds. A picture is worth a thousand words so here are a few of the more interesting items:

Original artwork for toy drum, depicting a scene from the Revolutionary War, #5515.
Copyright Noble & Cooley.

More patriotic-themed original artwork, #5514. Copyright Noble & Cooley.

Civil War themed original artwork for Noble & Cooley toy drum, #5483.
Copyright Noble & Cooley.

Spanish American War theme (?) with Uncle Sam, #5513. Copyright Noble & Cooley.

Two of many old Noble & Cooley accounting books.

1893 phone book; back when the book contained ALL the phone company's customers!

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NEWS: We are considering generating document conservation funds by auctioning some very rare duplicate items on ebay. If we proceed with the auction approach it will be the first time the items have left the Noble & Cooley factory archives in over 100 years. Stay tuned to the Research Library blog for updates.