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MS Thr 894

Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Co. Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Co. theatrical window cards, 20th-century: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pfd
Call No.: MS Thr 894
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Co.
Title: Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Co. theatrical window cards,
Date(s): 20th-century.
Quantity: 10 linear feet (circa 2,215 items)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Theatrical window cards printed by the Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Company.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Irene Dash; received: 1984 April 9.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Co. Theatrical Window Cards, 20th-Century (MS Thr 894). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also Artcraft Lithograph & Printing Company Theatrical Posters, 1905-1970 (MS Thr 889).
The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division also holds a large collection of Artcraft materials, as does the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the University of Georgia.

Biographical / Historical

Artcraft was a New York printing firm, owned by Samuel Golden, that specialized in theatrical materials. The donor, Irene Dash, was Golden's daughter. Window cards are cards containing advertisements to be displayed in store windows.


Arranged alphabetically by title. A few items are out of order at the start of the finding aid.

Scope and Contents

Collection includes over 2,200 window card posters for 20th-century theater and dance. Most of the cards are undated, and some provide titles for the theatrical performance, but do not list the theater.

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