Collection mapc 01025 - [Collection of original advertising illustrations and proofs for Simpson's Department Store]

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[Collection of original advertising illustrations and proofs for Simpson's Department Store]


  • 1928-1941 (Creation)

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A collection of 43 original ink and wash illustrations and 26 proofs produced by the art department at Simpson's Department Store for advertising purposes. Illustrations depict common household goods, such as furniture, mattresses, and glassware which would be featured in Simpson’s catalogues, and ads in the Globe and Mail, The Evening Telegram and The Toronto Daily News. Includes illustrations made for the Royal Coronation in 1937 and the Royal visit to Toronto in 1939.

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No restrictions on access. Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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