Sunday, April 5, 2015

page 135 -- John L. Whiting & Sons

updated 23 January 2016
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Although these racial stereotypes would be very offensive to most in the 21st century, John L. Whiting & Sons of Boston, MA (founded 1864) realized sales across all ethnic boundaries. This may have been because the company simply made better brushes than its competitors. From Google Patents, here's a copy of one of the company's patents:




Via archive.org and King's handbook of the United States
Published c1891 p.397
Publisher Buffalo, N.Y. : Moses King corporation Pages 950 Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT Digitizing sponsor MSN
Book contributor University of California Libraries Collection cdlamericana
the following description of John L. Whiting & Sons is discovered along with a sketch of the building:

According to its bill header, this building was on the corner of High and Purchase Streets.
The remaining scraps on this page appear to be forgettable moments from Elliott Barnes's play "Only a Farmer's Daughter." As the script has thankfully vanished, verification of this is uncertain. However, judging by the trite situations and the unimaginative dialogue it seems very likely to be a match. See the previous page for details.







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