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If You’re Planning A Party . . .

Dennison Manufacturing Co., Art and Decoration in Crepe and Tissue Paper, 1917.

. . . circa 1917, this catalog, from the trade literature collection at the National Museum of American History Library, might be a good place to start.

Decorations for birthday parties with garlands made from crepe paper might be nice.

Or for a wedding, as previously featured by the Libraries, wedding cake table decor.

One of the fascinating things about the Libraries' trade literature collection is that it not only showcases companies from the past in American industry, but it can also trace the development of companies that still exist today. Dennison Manufacturing Co., is now Avery Dennison, which now focuses on adhesive products, most popularly labels.

Avery merged in 1990 with the Dennison Manufacturing Company, located in Framingham, Massachusetts which was founded in 1844 as a jewelry and watch box manufacturing company by Aaron Lufkin Dennison, who later became the pioneer of the American System of Watch Manufacturing. Five years later Aaron turned the Dennison Manufacturing Company over to his younger brother, Eliphalet Whorf Dennison, who took over and developed the company into a sizable industrial enterprise.—Wikipedia

Maybe using some Avery labels as way to label a birthday present would be a way to continue the company's traditions?

Elizabeth Periale


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