Thursday, October 18, 2012

1913 "Tiger Brand" Work Shirts Advertising Envelope

In yesterday's post we took a look at a J.M Robinson, Norton & Company advertising envelope from 1910. Today we take a look at an advertising envelope featuring the company's "Tiger Brand" Shirts. I really like the line, "If you are a big fellow ask for the EXTRA STOUT." The front and back are both postmarked, but only the back is legible with a Louisville, Kentucky January 1, 1913 mark. The back flap is also different from the 1910 envelope. This reads, HOME OF THE "TIGER"... I'm assuming that the word BRAND is hidden by the stamp. It's interesting that both the 1910 and 1913 envelope say "Tiger Brand" yet they don't show the tiger head. I wonder if this had anything to do with the ongoing lawsuit between them and Royal Tailors?

Ad from The Texas Miner October 13, 1894


  1. The picture is a little fuzzy but it looks like the 'overalls' are double fronted? They look similiar to the'dubble-wear' and 'madeware' brands.

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  3. I collect turn of the century southern items. Would you consider selling any of your "Tiger Brand" items?