The Yellow Springs Historical Society has previously shared information on several advertising giveaways here and here, but we recently found in a box of miscellaneous material donated by the family of Mary E. Morgan a much earlier special example.
The little booklet — “Compliments of Towne Carlisle” — (approximately 5-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ printed on card stock) was small enough to fit in a shirt pocket, but contained an amazing amount of information, both strictly utilitarian and of general interest, like a miniature almanac.
Attorneys: S. W. Dakin, C. E. Adams.
Bank: The Citizens Bank Co.; S. S. Puckett, Cashier.
Bakers: L. C. Adsit, Charles Hafner.
Buggy Works: Wilson Bachert.
Blacksmiths: Murray & Confer, Ed Hackett.
Building and Loan: Mutual Savings Association; S. S. Puckett, Secretary.
Boarding Houses: J. R. Johnson, Chas. H. Winter.
Barbers: H. V. Cottrell, Sandy Pettiford, J. T. Hornady, Isaac Harris, Jas. White.
Contractors and Builders: J. H. Funderberg, E. T. Pennock, Downey Bros., Jocob Stutsman, Wm. Drake, Johnson Bros., Thos. Fitzgerald, J. W. Cruzen, Chas. Gerhardt, Thos. Downey.
Coal Yards: S. S. Johnson, Oster & Shaw, Hafner & Dickman.
Clothier: John Hughes.
Druggists: W. H. Humphrey, Charles Ridgeway.
Dentist: W. M. Haffner.
Dray Lines: C. H. Winter, M. M. Newsom.
Furniture: Littleton & Co.
Farm Implements: Dickman Brothers.
Grain Elevator: J. H. Harshman.
Grocers: H. Routzong.
General Stores: George H. Drake, John Van Mater, A. V. Sizer, J. M. Birch, G. W. Durham.
Harness: Ed. Rich, E. P. Thornton.
Hardware: Dickman Brothers.
Hotel: E. E. Clark.
Ice Cream: Cha[Partially torn away] Hamilton, E. Hunster.
Jewelers: Charles Hamilton, Jones Bros.
Lime Kiln: Ervin & Co.
Live Stock Dealers: J. H. Mellinger, Little & Stutsman.
Lumber: Towne Carlisle.
Livery Stables: G. F. Littleton, L. Green.
Millinery: Miss E. Reed, Johnson & Long.
Meat Markets: J. A. Young, Charles E. Hughes.
Milk Wagons: Jerry Hopping, Frank Hughes.
Machine Shop: D. G. Vent.
Nurseries: M. L. Carr & Sons, E. Peterson & Co., Isaac Schauer.
Oil Wagon: Sandy Pettiford.
Printers: Ellis & Marshall, Proprietors of Yellow Springs Review, E. H. Williamson, Job Printer.
Physicians: J. M. Harris, H. F. Baker, W. H. Humphrey, P. C. Marquart, I. W. Baldwin, J. E. Dale, A. Thompson, V. S.
Painters: Wm. Baker, W. R. Hammar, R. B. Garvin, Richard Brock, Joseph Botts.
Plasterer: Johnson Weakley
Restaurants: E. R. Hunster, L. C. Adsit.
Shoemakers: John Cordingly, Ed Rich.
Saw Mill: Littleton & Drake.
Stone Masons: Andrew Quinn, M. Donley, Albert Thompson.
Undertakers: Littleton & Co., Samuel McCollock.
Well Drilling: D. Hughes, Ben McDonald
Other pages (which will be shared in future posts) contained such topics as “Green County”, “Interesting Events in the Early History of the County”, “Interesting Events in the Early History of Miami Township”, Yellow Springs (Officers, Churches, Ministers, Organizations), Governors of Ohio, Postmaster/Taxable Property, Tables of Weights and Measures, Mayors of Yellow Springs/Township Officers, “Best Records”, Distances and Fares. Every other page has been left blank, but in this instance has been filled in with handwritten names and cash amounts, indicating perhaps a ledger of money owed?