Geyer's Stationer the trade publication for American stationers features many wonderful images of stores from around the United States and can be used for more than understanding the trade, such as for images of businesses around the U.S.
This is the first of three posts about the trade publication Geyer's Stationer, the magazine for the stationer trade since its founding in 1877. It shows what was sold in stores, as well as providing a window on the changing American business landscape.
The webinar focuses on John Merrick (1859-1919), Co-Founder of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company and Alonzo Herndon (1858-1927), Founder of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. Both the recording and transcript can be found on the African Americans in Business and Entrepreneurship: A Resource Guide.
If you missed our business orientation in June, join us for another short webinar on our business collections at 1pm (EDT) on Wednesday, September 13. Since we can't show you everything in 30 minutes, we'll be using items related to Andrew Carnegie and the steel industry as examples of what you might uncover in these collections!