B.F. Wade: Toledo Printer

Continuing our look at some of my favorite 19th-century letterheads from the Crane archives. Today is B.F. Wade, a prominent printer in Toledo. This was no small operation. Here’s a photo of their showroom. The business took up four floors:

BF Wade showroom

A couple of their wonderfully colorful letterheads. They used lots of metallic gold which doesn’t show up well, so you will just have to imagine the impact.

BF Wade Letterhead 1

BF Wade Letterhead 2

And an engraved stock certificate. These guys were good!

BF Wade stock certificate

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