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Collection Name Gustav A. Mayer Records
Title Illustrated Price List of Gustave A. Mayer
Date ca. 1870-1918
Description Printed product list with illustrations and prices. Inscription on the front page: "'ILLUSTRATED PRICE LIST / OF / GUSTAVE A. MAYER / FIRST MANUFACTURER OF FINEST / DESSERT WAFERS. / STAPLETON, NEW YORK. / AMERICAN WAFERS; ORIGINAL SIZE, FIVE DIFFERENT ENGRAVINGS / VIENNA ROLL WAFERS, / CIGARETTE WAFERS, / CARLSBAD WAFERS, / ICE WAFERS, / CHAMPAGNE WAFERS, / FANCY DESSERT WAFERS, / VIENNA SUGAR WAFERS, / WAFER SHELLS, / WAFER SPOONS, / WAFER CASES, / WAFER BOATS, / WAFER LEAVES, / PLAISIR DE PARIS, / VANILLA SUGAR DESSERT. / Packed in fine tin boxes containing 12 to 15 Wafers. Price, per gross, tins, $ [blank space] Per Dozen, $ [blank space] / Dinner Parties and Festivals are not complete without our Wafers. / Our large and constantly increasing facilities, with the most intimate knowledge of / our business and the closest personal attention, together with experienced help and improved / machinery enable us to produce the highest class of goods. / THE ENGRAVINGS ON THIS LIST SHOW THE ARTICLES IN THEIR ORIGINAL SIZE. / ..."

The two interior pages have illustrations of Mayer's products, including: Wafer Shells; Carlsbad Wafer; Wafer Spoons; Fancy Dessert Wafers; Champagne Wafers; Vienna Roll Wafer; and Vienna Sugar Wafer.

The back page has illustrations of Mayer's products, including: Wafer Case; Wafer Boat; Wafer Leaves; and Plaisir De Paris.

(Keywords: New York City, German American)

(This is a description of a single item within the Gustav A. Mayer Records collection. It is part of Series 2: Business Records. See collection, series, and/or item records of the same collection for additional information.)
Biography and History Gustav (sometimes spelled Gustave) A. Mayer, a native of Germany, established a successful confectionery business in New York City, eventually settling on Staten Island. This item shows some of his products.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.
Physical Extent 14.250" H x 11.125" W.
Acquisition Gift of Misses Paula and Emilie Mayer
Catalog Number 74.002.0024
Object Name Catalog, Trade
Archival Description Level Item
Parent Record MS044.002
Subjects Baked products
Confectioneries
Earliest Date 1870
Latest Date 1918
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Associated People Mayer, Gustav A.
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, September 2016.