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Business Cards, 1930's Chicago Collection


Collection of business cards, collected by M. D. Hicks. They date from 1929 to the late 1930's. Almost all are from Chicago, Illinois. Perhaps we have a card that was handed out by your parents or grandparents. If they are marked  (sold) the original is sold, but we can send you a copy for $2 (not the $6 price of an original card).

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Person Company Notes 
Adams, J. B. Schweitzer & Conrad, Inc.  
Agazim, Michael M. Agazim & Co.  
Alberts, L. Sears, Roebuck & Co.  
Allison, Henry F. Underwood & Underwood, Inc.  
Anderson, H. A. Sisalkraft Co.  
Andrews, E. Ormond Simplex Tire & Rubber Co.  
Arentsen, Harvey W. Underwood & Underwood, Inc.  
Armstrong, E. K. Electric Razor Sales Corp.  
Bade, William A. International Forwarding Co.  
Bainbridge, W. L. Spencer Heater Co.  
Bainbridge, W. L. Chicago Fuel Service & Research Institute  
Baird, Robert L., Jr. H. W. Baker Linen Co.  
Baker, H. Lowell W. K. Young & Bro Real Estate
Barnum, H. H. Rubens, Fischer, Mosser & Barnum Attorney
Bascom, H. H. Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.  
Bassler, G. B. Rhodes & Leisenring Co.  
Bassler, G. B. Bassler & Co.  
Bayerle, E. W. Manz Corp.  
Beach, J. E.   Attorney
Beardsley, George E. Federal Securities Corp. Handwritten Note, "Call me!"
Beardsley, George E. Chicago Trust Co.  
Bennett, Ell C. Electric Light & Power  
Besser, Edwin E., Jr. National Roofing Assoc.  
Bevin, Frank H. Bishop's Service, Inc.  
Bidez, M. H. Connecticut Mutual Life Ins. Co.  
Bills, Benjamin Bills Realty, Inc.  
Bishop, Ridgeway Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. Co.  
Blackburn, G. R. Chicago Transformer Corp.  
Blake, W. R. Jahn & Ollier Engraving Co.  
Blake, W. R. Franklin Company  
Blake, Walter R.   Publisher of, "Hardware Envoy"
Blake, Walter R. Twentieth Century Press Printers
Boal, A. D. Kellogg Switchboard and Supply  
Boe, Chester L. Noble & Associates, Inc.  
Bohn, Theodore R. T. R. Bohn & Assocciates  
Bordner, I. C. Norge Electric Refrigeration P. A. Bergner Co., Peoria, IL
Boughton, A. C. Manfacturers Record  
Bowe, A. B. Brown & Bigelow  
Bowers, James F., Jr. Financial Post  
Bowles, H. S. Dearborn Office Supply  
Braun, George C. Hospital Topics & Buyer  
Bristol, George H. Masters-Bristol Box Co.  
Brown, Norman E. Public Service Co.  
Brubaker, A. A. Minton, Lampert & Co.  
Bruns, Geo. H. Bruns Korectaire Sales Co.  
Bryan, C. N. Union Bank of Chicago Name is handwritten on card.
Bryan, Claiborne N. Harris Trust & Savings Bank  
Bryant, R. A. Frazer & Torbet, CPA's  
Burnett, Albert E.   Attorney
Burns, Wm. J. Boston Store  
Cameron, Alexander D. Chicago Evening Post  
Carlson, Walter E. Prudential Realty Co.  
Carmen, Wm. D. U. L. Conway & Associates  
Carpenter, Brian Albert H. Wetten & Co. Real Estate
Carrington, W. H. Bornquist & Healy Brokers  
Cawley, James S. McGraw-Hill Publishing Co.  
Clark, M. J. Ontario Company Envelope Manufacturers
Clark, Stanley Clark Brothers Fine Tailoring
Clohecy, Harry J. Reliable Plating Co.  
Cohen, H. Ashland Tailors & Cleaners  
Collins, Raymond H. London Guarantee & Accident Co.  
Conti, S. Realty Co.    
Corliss, J. L. Marsh & McLennan Insurance
Crawford, A. V. Chesterfield Finance Co.  
Cress, Elmer W. (sold) Howe, Snow & Bertles  
Crosman, C. H. Meyercord Co.  
Crowley, J. B. Fred C. Bristol & Co.  
Cummings, Wm. J. Hilo Varnish Corp.  
Cunningham, James D. Republic Flow Meters  
Dagley, R. W. (sold)   Veterinarian
Darnall, William M. Conkling, Price & Webb  
Davies, J. R. Miner Laboratories  
Doheny, C. W. Standard Rate & Data Service  
Dolph, George H. Frank Brothers Footwear, Inc. Address & Name for "Marion Duffy" handwritten on back of card.
Domke, David R.   Attorney
Dowd, Harry E. Waller Coal Co.  
Dubeau, E. W. Spitzers  
Elwood, A. T. Franklin Company Printers
Emslie, Harry L. Conover Mooney Co.  
Eulenberg, Alexander John Eulenberg Wholesale Jeweler  
Euwema, George R. C. Wendel Muench & Co.  
Fagerburg, Dewey F. Knapp & Campbell Handwritten note on back, "Greetings, Might try staying at home once in a while"
Falzer, Louis (sold) A. A. Lewis Realty Assoc.  
Farr, Newton C. Farr & Co. Handwritten note about, "Banjo Club"
Farrell, S. M. Great Northern Railway  
Feldman, J. J.    
Feldmann, W. J. Wagner & Glidden  
Fell, John J. Worthmore Tailoring Co.  
Felt, Edwin H. Felt, Brodfuehrer & Day Advertising
Fino, P. Margherita Italian Restaurant  
Flannery, T. P. Lyon & Healy  
Floyd, J. L.   Real Estate
Fox-Revett, C. National Bank of the Republic  
Fredman, Irving M. Alexander Hamilton Institute  
Freedman, Mrs. Evelyne Shoppe  
Gagen, Frank J. Equitable Life Assurance Society  
Gash, Ellis T. Fredrick-Ellis Advertising Co.  
Geiser, Merril Lawndale Paper Stock & Metal Co.  
Gerwin, Harry F. Charles F. Clark, Inc.  
Gessner, R. A. (sold) Cooper, Kanaley & Co.  
Gibson, J. L. Calumet Steel Co.  
Girvin, D. C. Canadian National Railways  
Gnadt, L. A. Goldman, Allshouse & Healy  
Goding, Carl W. Goding Electric Co.  
Goldfinger, Aaron Maurice L. Rothschild  
Graf, Walter H. Richman's Clothes  
Graff, Otto A. Ingersoll-Waterbury Co.  
Graham, L. B. Shea Smith & Co. Printers
Greene, Charles C. Albert Frank & Co.  
Hager, Geo. C. Consumers Co.  
Hamilton, Ethel M., Miss   Address Handwritten, "820 E. 43 St, Chicago"
Hammes, Eugene R. J. W. Butler Paper Co.  
Hangel, Lou H. Lewis H. Mertz & Sons Advertising
Hanks, Carlos C. Chicago Daily News  
Hanson, Raymond B. Henry C. Lytton & Sons  
Hardin, F. J. Frank Hardin & Co.  
Harris, A. R. National Petroleum News  
Harris, Albert R. Irving-Cloud Publishing Co.  
Hart, E. N. Chicago Herald Examiner  
Hartley, J. A. Chicago Journal Of Commerce  
Hatch, Ted Ted Hatch, Inc.  
Haws, R. Calvert Shuman-Haws Advertising Co.  
Hayes, Chester K. Hayes, Loeb & Co.  
Hayes, Raymond M. Raymond M. Hayes & Co.  
Hendleman, Mandel Standard Trust & Savings Bank  
Henning, William C. Woodward & Kelly  
Hessell, O. V. John S. Swift Co Planographers
Hickey, H. R. North Side Realty Co. Name is handwritten on card.
Hicks, Jos. W.   Public Relations
Hill, Frank A. Publication Corp.  
Hinkle, Roland D. (sold) Equitable Life Assurance Society Handwritten on back, "O.K. for Monday night. Hink"
Hitzeman, Harry H. Lawyer  
Hobbs, P. M. Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Co.  
Hogarty, Jack Tin Decorating Co.  
Holt, L. H. Haskell, Scott & Byrne  
Holt, L. H. Mallard & Co.  
Horton, Celester M. Celester M. Horton Personnel Service Signed note from Mr. Horton in 1932.
Huffman, C. R. Superior Engraving Co.  
Hughes, Russell P. Albert Bacon & Co  
Hull, Hal   Hotel & Travel Service
Hummer, Charles A. Thos. Cusak Co.  
Huntzinger, J. L. Fire Insurance Co. of Chicago  
Hurwitz, S. Albert Hoefeld Stores  
Hynes, John C., Dr. Optometrist  
Ickes, Wilmarth General Printing Co.  
Jamieson, Stewart Lincoln Printing Co.  
Jaycox, C. T. (sold) Employers Mutuals  
Johnson, Joseph D. Western Union Telegraph  
Jones, David R. Marshall-Jackson Co.  
Jones, F. H. Hawtin Company Wells W. Hawtin, President
Jones, J. R. Publisher's Credit Service, Inc.  
Jones, Richard D. Western Traffic Manager List of Railroads represented
Jones, W. J. Lake Shore Realty Co.  
Kannemeyer, H. G. Dock's Taxi's  
Keeler, J. G. Chicago Herald Examiner  
Kehm. H. S. Kehm Bro's Company Handwritten on back, "Ben Turner (Trumpet)"
Kennedy, C. B. & J. B. Chicago Motor Club  
Kerr, Harry N. Charles Scribner's Sons  
Kettel, L. E. Hinde & Dauch Paper Co.  
Keyes, Freeman Philip O. Palmer & Co. Advertising
King, C. F. Chicago Herald Examiner Handwritten on back, "Austin Welding Works, 553 W. Irving St., Won't advertise, costs too much."
Kinney, Madeline M. Paul C. Dodge & Co. Handwritten note about selling securities.
Kiss, J. A. Associated Advertising Service Bureau  
Klapperich, Frank L. Paul H. Davis & Co. Investments
Klein, Samuel Klein & Co. Jewelers
Knight, Adella E. Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. Co.  
Knott, George H. Albert Frank+Gunther Law, Inc. Advertising
Knowlton, Ira R. American-Writing Paper Co.  
Koster, Aage Brown Paper Goods  
Kumler, John M. Buckley, Dement & Company Direct Mail Advertising
Landman, M. J. Howard Arcade Cleaners  
Landsman, Joseph Brothers, Inc.  
Larson, A. G. Interstate Optical Co.  
Lauer, M. Blackhawk Engraving Co.  
Lauer, M. P. M & L Typesetting Co.  
Laughead, J. H. Lyon Metal Products  
Lawes, Charles A.  (sold) Charles A. Lawes Co. Printers
Lawrence, Thomas B. Crest Engraving Co.  
Lawson, James R. M. Fry Company  
Lee, H. W. Goes Lithographing Co.  
Leopold, H. Donaldson (sold) Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co.  
Lewy, Leonard B. Israel-Lessing Sales Co.  
Lloyd, L. J. Manufacturers News  
Lloyd, Llewellyn Jones (sold) Equitable Life Assurance Society Note of introduction for M. B. Muench, signed by Mr. Lloyd
Loewenthal, E. J. Hawkins & Loomis Co. Printers
Lowell, William A. Forbes Lithograph Mfg. Co.  
Lowell, William A. Paramount Engraving Corp. Handwritten Note, "Expect to see you…I'm buying the drinks, Bill"
Lucas, Deming H.   "Metal Fluxes, Pumps & Specail Equipment"
Lyon, Edwin H. Acme Corp.  
MacGregor, Hugh W. Lane-Black-Ickes, Inc. Printers
Madden, John James B. Clow & Sons  
Malkan, Willard M. (sold) Alfred Decker & Cohn  
Mallers, Edward B. Realty Association, Inc.  
Mann, Harry A. Norge Electric Refrigeration  
Mason, James Graduate Group, Inc.  
Matson, E. R. Marquette Manufacturing Co.  
McCaffrey, Wm. F. Walk-Over Shoe Store  
McClintic, D. D. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co.  
McCuan, J. H. Dartnell Publications  
McCulla, R. R. Chicago Herald Examiner  
McGuire, Richard Art Gravure Corp.  
McKinney, Charles D. Simmonds & Simmonds  
McKinney, Charles D. Shigeta & Wright Photographers  
Meehan, Thomas P. Chicago Hardware Foundry Co.  
Megelin, Paul Geuder, Paeschke, Frey Co. Manufacturers of Cream City Ware
Mellin, L. Robert, Dr.    
Millar, Leslie W. Gale Service & Construction Co.  
Miller, Franklin C. Columbian Engraving Co.  
Miller, Leo   Insurance
Milliken, Donald B. Chicago Herald Examiner  
Mintz, N. M. Crocker-Wheeler Electric Manufacturing Co.  
Mitchell, L. H.   "Poultry Papers of Known Value"
Moffitt, Roy Michael L. J. Mueller Furnace Co.  
Moller, Fred E. Wm. L. Wallen & Sons  
Mooney, John E. Russell T. Stern & Co.  
Morean, D. R. American Colortype Co.  
Muench, C. W. C. Wendel Muench & Co.  
Myerson, H. Spiegel's  
Najarian, V. K. Sheridan Beach Valet Shop  
Nash, E. A. Western Army Stores Name is handwritten on card.
Natali, Robert F. Rimini Italian Restaurant Printed on the back, "Your name was given me by Mr. Harry P. McKee"
Nathan, Henry Shuman-Haws Advertising Co.  
Nelson Electric Company    
Nelson, C. Dietz Peoples Life Insurance  
Niehaus, Albert H. M & L Typesetting Co.  
Nolan, Joseph I. Illinois Central RR  
O'Brien, T. E. Lang, Weise & Cella  
Olken, W. B. Hartman's "Everything for the home"
Olson, Gustaf Max Lau Colortype & Lithographic  
O'Mera, Robert S.   Canadian Government Trade Commissioner
Pearlman, H. A.   Custom Clothes
Pedersen, A. L. Metropolitan District Realty Trust  
Pelton, H. S. Publication Corp.  
Percy, Allan L. R. W. Sayre Co. Advertising
Perkins, P. W. Lumaghi Coal Co.  
Pershall, J. R. Public Service Co.  
Peterson, A. L. (sold) H. D. Conkey & Co.  
Pfister, Harold F. Seaman Paper Co.  
Phelps, Norman J. Phelps-Engel-Phelps, Inc. Advertising
Piggot, Harvey B. Chicago Curb Exchange  
Plunkett, Joseph A., Jr. United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. New York
Prior-Leahy, E. C. Lawyers Trust Co. New York
Reddaway, E. W. F. W. Dodge Corp.  
Regitz, Alfred P. Manz Corp.  
Reinman, A. A. School of Machine Shop Practice Handwritten, "J. Hicks"
Reiter, R. C.   Insurance
Rice, Owen R. Freyn Engineering Co. Handwritten note, "Plays trombone"
Ricker, R. R. Purchasing Agent Co.  
Riedel, Edgar S. Reichmann Company  
Riley, Wm. H. Wm. H. Riley Printing Co.  
Roberts, J. O. Luckenbach Steamship Co.  
Robinson, Irwin Advertising Age  
Robinson, John W. Trumbull, Wardell & Co.  
Rosen, John F.   Attorney
Rosenfeld, Charles H. Mather & Company  
Ross, George W., Jr. Blunden-Lyon Co.  
Rovee, Jane E. Grant Advertising, Inc.  
Rumick, David G. (sold) Finance Credit Corp.  
Saikin, J. J. L. Art & Co.  
Sanders, W. F. Sandell Mfg. Co.  
Schmidt, Carl Amalgamated Meat Cutters & Butcher Workmen  
Sewell, Joseph C.   "Art for Advertising"
Sharpe, J. M. Tyrman Electric Corp.  
Sherman, Ransom M. Sherman Brothers Co.  
Simon, John W. Burt T. Wheeler Brick Co.  
Singer, Harry Simplicity's Prevue Magazine  
Sippey, R. E. M & L Typesetting Co.  
Skelton, F. W. Trade Builders Corp.  
Sladek, Victor R. Edwin E. Besser, Jr., Inc  
Sleeper, LeRoy C. Arthur Ladd & Co.  
Smith, Delbert D.   Investment Banker
Smith, Devereux Bond & Mortgage Co.  
Smith, James Clark   Attorney
Soule, Orland H. John Hancock Life Insurance Co.  
Steitz, P. W. Schweizer-Steitz Co.  
Stemler, K. M. Stoll Engraving Co. Crossed out name, "Robert Dunne"
Stewart, L. O. Associated Industries, Inc.  
Stuckslager, Walter (sold) Miralago Corp.  
Sugerman, Perry M. Mutual Life Insurance of NY H. C. Hintzpeter, Manager
Thayer, Harry W. Fidelity & Casualty Co.  
Thies, Clara E. Western Union Telegraph  
Thomas, Jack Faithorn Co.  
Thompson, M. G. National Freight Co.  
Throop, Robt. S. (sold) Throop, Wilson & Co. Insurance
Tilton, E. J. (sold) Stebbins Hardware Co. Name is handwritten on card.
Treweeke, R. L. Beecher, Miller & Co.  
Tuohy, Payton J.   Attorney
Turner, Benjamin F. Civic Service Corp.  
Turner, H. L., Mrs.   Interior Decorator
Utendorfer, Jay D. Manufacturers & Dealers Finance Corp.  
Vechsler, M. J.   Assistant Canadian Government Trade Commissioner
Visk, Felix Cochran & McCluer Co.  
Voynow, Richard F. (sold) Decca Recording Laboratories  
Vursell, H. D. Bollard & Frazier "Good Food-Prices Right"
Waibel, J. K. Continental & Commercial Banks  
Waitz, H. R. Security Steel  
Walsh, W. T.   Financial Representative
Warren, Willis East Chicago Dock Terminal Co.  
Warren, Willis North Pier Terminal Co.  
Watson, J. A. Dept. of Accident Investigation Chicago Surface Lines
Watson, James E., Jr. Sterling-Midland Coal Co.  
Webster, Mildred R. National Industrial Advertisers Assoc.  
Weldon, L. Foster Hanna Engineering Works  
Westerberg, L. A.   Point of sale merchandising
Wettling, Nelson G. Deneen, Healy & Lee Attorneys  
Whiting, R. A. David A. Wright, Inc.  
Whitman, Frank S. Atlantic, Harper's & Scribner's Magazines  
Wichmann, Hugo A. Gera Mills  
Wilhite, Grace B. Frederick B. Thomas & Co.  
Wilson, Ford S. R. G. Dun & Co.  
Wilson, W. A. Pit & Quarry Publications  
Wiltse, E. G. Lyon & Healy  
Winbourn, J. R. Chicago Evening American  
Wright, M. H. Ankrum Advertising Agency  
Le Vine & Company, Inc. Wholesale Jewelry
Wilroy Sales Co. Handwritten on back, "Miss Bea Stevens, 6121 Weuth? Ave."
A. A. Petersen & Co. Real Estate
Irving Cohn & Co. Stamped, Le Vine & Co., Inc. formerly operated as Irving Cohn & Co., Inc."

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