Shoemaker family printed ephemera collection
The collection consists of cards and invitations collected by the Shoemaker family of Baltimore. The Shoemaker family gained local and national notoriety as partners and owners in the Adams Express Company.
- Majority of material found in 1885-1906
- Shoemaker family (Family)
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The collection is open for research use.
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The Shoemaker family came to prominence in Maryland as partners and owners of the Adams Express Co. At its peak the Adams Express Co. operated on a national level, shipping goods from coast to coast during the nineteenth century.
This collection consists mainly of calling cards and wedding invitations gathered by Augusta Eccleston Shoemaker (Mrs. S. M. Shoemaker).
1.3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Samuel Moor Shoemaker (neé Helen D. Smith), Burnside Estate, in February 1973.
Scope and Contents
This collection is broken into series based on content and date.
Series I: Cards - consists of calling cards and other related ephemera.
Series II: Invitations - consists primarily of wedding invitations.
- Guide to the Shoemaker family printed ephemera collection
- Under Revision
- Ben Koshland
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- 2020-04-15: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Sandra Glascock