Friday, October 12, 2012

Circa 1945-1950 Adam H. Bartel Linen Advertising Postcard

Linen postcard from Adam H. Bartel Company, Richmond, Indiana. The card features the Bartel main Building, Warehouse and Work Clothing Factory. On the reverse it has when customers will get a call for complete samples. The card was published by Adam H. Bartel and made by the E.C. Kropp Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I dated the card by piecing the linen postcard history with the dates on the card and the histroy of Kropp. Most linen postcards were produced from 1930 to 1945 with a few companies producing them in the early 1950s. The back of this card has dates of 1950 and 1953. Krupp was sold in 1956 to L.L. Cook. I would guess this card is from the late 1940s and was kept in use for several years.

1 comment:

  1. I came across a "Perfection" work clothing pocket book made By the Adam H. Bartel Co. I will have to take some pics and send them to you.