Staff Person: Dale Sauter
In general, modern letterheads are not as ornate or colorful as they used to be. Perhaps one reason is that in today’s world we do not rely on actual letters as much for communication, and the minor details are considered unimportant. Yet, ironically, with today’s technology, it tends to be easier to design elaborate and colorful letterhead. With the existence of a large interest in advertising history, these letters serve as great historical artifacts, as well as great artistic statements. In a related note, for information on the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing at Duke University’s Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library, see the link below.
Today’s staff pick is a letter from Queen City Coach Company, Charlotte, N.C., to Seawell & Seawell, Attorneys at Law, Carthage, N.C., dated October 16, 1944. In the letter, the coach company’s baggage agent is writing the attorneys to inform them that a customer’s lost baggage has been found and will be returned to her. For more information on the Seawell, Jr., Papers or any other collections we hold, please contact us for further details.
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