|Collection Name||Gustav A. Mayer Records|
|Title||Illustrated Price List of Gustave A. Mayer|
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|
|Object Name||Catalog, Trade|
|Archival Description Level||Item|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Advertising Medium|
Mayer, Gustav A.
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, September 2016.|