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Advertising postcards for Union Savings Bank

Identifier: 2018-14

Scope and Contents

Christmas theme postcards with advertising and sketch offor the Union Savings Bank at 3rd and Brady Street on verso, likely 19teens era based on series numbers and stampbox. No postmark, stamp or writing.

International Art Publishing Co. Series 2933 and 2938 were both designed by Ellen H. Clapsaddle (January 8, 1865 - January 7, 1934) an American illustrator/commercial artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She is recognized as the most prolific souvenir/postcard and greeting card artist of her era.

Both these series date to 1912 according to sources available.


  • 1912

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Biographical / Historical

International Art Publishing Co. Ltd. (1895-1915) New York, NY

In 1895 Wolf & Co. and the Art Lithographic Publishing Co. founded this subsidiary (International Art Publishing Co.) to take over production of their holiday and souvenir cards. They would grow into an important publisher of artist signed cards, which were printed in Germany. [ accessed 22 Jun 2020]

Union Savings Bank was established in Davenport in 1891. The bank moved to its Brady Street location around the turn of the 20th century.


2 items (2 postcards)

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Physical Location

Postcard Collection-Advertising Card PC018, PC019

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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Repository Details

Part of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center Repository

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Davenport IA 52801-1490 United States

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