Sunday, April 12, 2015

page 114 -- Frank W. Upson, Ganung & Elmore's, O.B. Ives, Frank Miller & Sons, Eckstein & Hoffmann, H & D Wells

updated 5 January 2016
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F.G. Thorbury, C.E. Hall, W.D. Upson, Directors, 1888
became Upson-Rogers Company in 1909
according to Municipal Register of Waterbury, made badges for Waterbury police & firemen




From Granniss and Elmore records, Archives and Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut via Google Books:
Ganung and Elmore, general merchandise and grocery firm of Litchfield, Connecticut, was founded by George S. Elmore (1856-1904) and C.M. Ganung in 1880 with stock purchased from a bankrupt company. In 1882, Mr. Ganung sold his interest in the store to Westen G. Granniss (1855-1940) of Litchfield, Connecticut, and the store was renamed Granniss and Elmore. The firm dealt in general merchandise such as groceries, dry goods, dishes, crockery, carpets, window shades, screens, linoleum, and wallpaper. The firm's motto was “Everything guaranteed as represented.”
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Eckstein & Hoffman produced trade cards such as the one above from 1881-1891.
For more information on the history of this enterprise (p.182) see:

Author/Creator:Last, Jay T.
Title:The color explosion : nineteenth-century American lithography / Jay T. Last.
Published:Santa Ana, CA : Hillcrest Press, c2005.
Description:316 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm.

This title is the definitive work on American lithography and is avialable in several libraries and bookstores.



Via Google Books:




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