Collection of agricultural mill sack advertising art by the S. George Company of Wellsburg, West Virginia from the GramLee Collection. There are 40 items in the collection representing products of West Virginia companies. Companies include Gwinn Brothers of Huntington, Peerless Milling of Parkersburg, and Standard Milling of Clarksburg, among others. Other West Virginia towns represented include Berkeley Springs, Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Moundsville, and Terra Alta, among others. Products include buckwheat flour, corn meal, and potatoes. Also includes DVD of digital image files of all items in collection. A contents list can be found in the control folder for this collection. Cliff Harvey was a member of the WVU art faculty for many years.
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To Rare Book Room: One book binder's finishing tool, an implement used to apply decoration to the covers or casing of books. It has a long wooden handle that supports a wheel with an interlocking ribbon design that runs along the wheel's rim. This tool would have been used to apply a border decoration, mainly to the spine, of a book. It is now held in the rare book room to be used as a teaching tool to explain hand decoration techniques specifically related to the Hand Press period, which runs from the fifteenth to the end of the eighteenth century, and to the early decades of the nineteenth century.
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A&M 3868, Clifford Harvey, Graphic Designer, Mill Sack Advertising Art from the S. George Company, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries. https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/resources/2317 Accessed July 03, 2020.