The Syracuse Paper Company
Back of next card Kruse & Bahlmann Hardware
The Kruse Hardware Co. 21 to 29 East Pearle St. 408 to 422 Pioneer St. and
409 to 439 East 6th Street
The two center cards above shows what a salesman card looks like. The salesman would send these cards to his customers telling them when he would be visiting them. In this way his customers could get their orders ready. I have a half dozen of these cards from Kruse Hardware Co. They are on different cards of Cincinnati but the backs are all the same so I am only showing one of them.
The National Hardware Co. College Hill Hardware 5922 Hamilton Avenue
327 West Fourth *Thanks Scott Kabakoff
The Brock Hardware Co., Loveland
The sewing machine above was apparently called "The Free".
FISCHER SPECIAL MFG. CO.
Back of Bottom Card Back of Top Card
Located in Walnut Hills at the corner of Morgan and Dover Sts. made turned brass hardware such as machine screw nuts, and many other types of nuts.
Four salesman cards for the Fred W. Hinz & Son Co., dealers in coffees, teas, and spices. They were located at 221 Race St.
The E. R. Webster Co.
The E. R. Webster Co. was located at 201 Vine St.. They were producers of the Rookwood Teas and Coffees brand.
Cigar Makers Union #4
F. H. Berning & Sons. 331 Main St.
Entrance Office Shipping Dept. Cigar Making Dept. #1
Cigar Making Dept. #2 Drying Dept. Packing Dept. Basement Warerooms
Fritz Bros. Company
Havana Cigar maker
The Fritz Brothers Company was located at the n.w. corner of 9th and Broadway.
Chas. N. Krone & Co. 530 Walnut
The last two images above show the outside and inside of a double card issued by the Krone Co.
The very rare card above is for the Krohn Bros. at 414 Walnut St. You pulled on the red ribbon in the first image and the paper seen in the 2nd image would come out.
The equally rare card above is for the I. M. Freiberg stores located at 4th & Main and 3498 Reading Rd. The way the card was held closed during mailing was by lifting up the two fingers seen in the 2nd image and sliding the top part under them thus you would see the two fingers resting in the palm of the first image. I did not want to actually do this in fear of damaging the card. After opening the card up you can see the outline of the two fingers in the 4th image. When opened all the way the card is too large to scan so it is scanned in two parts.
Valley Cigar Store. 6117 Vine St. Poker Chip Ike Hyams Matchbook
The Valley Cigar Store was owned by Ike Hyams who was known as the "King of the Bookies" in Cincinnati during the 1940s and 50s. He also owned the Maple Club and the Linden Bar. This cigar store was known to have had a backroom where bets were taken and, as the poker chip above shows, bookmaking was not the only thing going on in that backroom. The bookmakers were run out of town in the mid 60's.
Victor Tobacco Co. (No information).
Advertising PC for
Wyandot Cigar Co.
35 W. Pearl St.
Chas. W. Rothkopf
201 E. Pearl
Cuban Cigar Co.
The Cuban Cigar Company was located in the Ohio Building located at 111 E. 6th Street. The owner was J. Adam Schmidt and they were the manufacturers of Laughery Club Cigars.
This is not a advertising card but I decided to put it here because it shows a United Cigar Store. There were several United stores in the Cincinnati area. NWC of 5th & Walnut, SWC of 5th & Vine, and at 615 1/2 Vine St. (Sinton Hotel). The photographer had trouble centering this image showing a man stopping the McMicken Main St. streetcar. It also shows a policeman giving, what looks to be, directions and another man apparently staring at the photographer.
No Tip Sanitary Barber Shop. Holland Plaza Barber Shop
9th floor Union Central Bldg. 7610 Reading Rd. Roselawn
Uricho's Barber Shop Carew Building Not a postcard
The 2nd Uricho card has been trimmed. The above ad from 1903 is for a Carew barber shop. I do not believe it is connected with Uricho's shop. The words are slightly blurry but I believe you can make them out. A third barber shop, seen in the card below, was located in the arcade. The card was mailed in 1918.
Arcade Barber Shop
Henri's Beauty Salon ByByan Cosmetique Studio
5th & Race Sts. 525 Walnut
The Cincinnati Dentists Concern Crocker-Fels Co. now located at 1900 Section Rd.
Open all day and all night!
Artificial Limb Co. N. W. Corner 5th & Central Ave.
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