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Arizona Ephemera
Items on this page include paper used to advertise businesses in early Arizona. Pieces such as calendars, die-cuts, trade cards, business cards, letterheads, billheads, script tokens, photographs, stereo views, postcards, labels, pamphlets & brochures, etcetera are all included in this category.
We are always looking for quality pieces of ephemera for our collection.
George Dorflinger -  Easter card from early 1900's Bisbee merchant selling fruit, confectionary & soda.
Arizona Cards
Arizona Mechanical Trade Cards
Imsland & Son - Douglas liquor dealer mechanical trade card from a business open from 1905 to 1908. Lift the tab and she shows off her bloomers.
Arizona Die-Cut Calendars
Can Can Restaurant - Tombstone territorial calendar from the famous Can Can Restaurant which originally operated from 1885 to 1915. It was re-opened in 1921.
Fisher & Hickey - 1911 Bisbee Die-cut from grocery which ran from 1905 to 1911.
Studley's - Unusual subject matter 1910 Die-cut showing wine bottles and cigars. Advertising pool hall in Kingman that opened in 1908.
George A. Bonelli - Very attractive die-cut showing a pretty woman from 1910. George Bonelli operated a men's store called the New York Store in Kingman from 1900 to 1910.
Beavers & Heisler - 1907 piece from soda bottling works in Prescott. The two men were partners from 1902 until very late 1906. The calendars were purchased but never used.
Arizona Blotters
Farrar Drug Store - Blotter from Yuma advertising bug poison. The store was open from 1931 to 1937.
Arizona Trade Cards
John B. Allen - 1880's  trade card for the namesake of Allen Street in Tombstone City. 
F. A. Earll & Co. - Tucson territory card from a business open from 1879 to 1880.
H. B. Herriman - Ran a mercantile in Sweetwater which was north of Casa Grande. It is now just a wide spot in the road.
Mrs. G. W. Stewart - Early 1880's card from Tombstone, A. T.
E. Irvine & Sons -In the early 1870's this business was a mercantile in Phoenix, Yavapai County before Maricopa County was formed.
Arizona Business Cards
Tarr & McComb - Early 1900's business card from Kingman.
New Palace Saloon - A nice set including a saloon card, token & photograph from Ed Sheivley's business in Ash Fork.
Arizona Labels
S & S Bottling Works - Soda bottler from Clifton. Another nice set. Labels from the 1920's and a Morenci photo showing three gentlemen holding bottles with labels from the same works.
Arizona Letterheads & Billheads
S & S Bottling Works - Same bottler from Clifton as above, this billhead is a nice crossover piece advertising Schlitz beer and sold to the Arizona & New Mexico Railway Co. 
J. Everhardy & Co. - 1887 letterhead from Tombstone & Benson, Arizona Territory. Doesn't get more old west than this manificent piece.
C. S. Shotwell & Co. - 1880's billhead from a mercantile in the ghost town of Logan City, Arizona Territory. Shotwell had earlier operated a grocery business in Tucson.
J. Goldwater & Co. - With locations in Benson, Crittenden & Fairbanks, this business was operated by Joseph Goldwater who was Barry Goldwater's great uncle.
Arizona Ice Cards
Artic Distilled Water Ice - These cards were used to place orders for home ice deliveries. You would simply display your card with the desired amount turned up on the card.
Arizona Script Tokens
Kim Hing Restaurant - Restaurant meal ticket from Ash Fork. Kim Hing once ran for town mayor on the platform that he would require citizens to pay their restaurant bill before leaving his business.
E. A. Tovrea & Co. - E. A. Tovrea came to Bisbee in 1901 and in 1906 incorporated E. A Tovrea & Company. The meat packing business became the Arizona Packing Company around 1920.
1900 advertising broadside for businesses from ghost mining towns of Martinez, Octave & Congress.
J. Goldwater & Co. - Another example of ephemera from this desirable company. This one noting locations in Bisbee, Contention & Fairbanks.
Copper Queen Mining Co. - Two 1880's letterheads from this famous Bisbee mining company.
A 1903 cabinet card photo taken by M. F. Brennan of Jerome showing the board of education & teachers of the Jerome Public School.