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Bella C. Landauer Collection of Business and Advertsing Ephemera

Artist: Unknown Maker
Title: Phrenology head
Medium: Ceramic

Bella C. Landauer (1874–1960) was an insatiable collector of objects made for business and advertising purposes. In 1926, she gave a large portion of her collection to the New-York Historical Society. These collections—more than 375,000 pieces of ephemera and 4,500 three-dimensional objects—are an essential resource for scholars of American history.

Creative: Tronvig Group