Louis Vehon Advertising Materials
Scope and Content
This collection contains a number of promotional materials for Louis Vahon's mail-order tailoring business. Vahon's company created "made to measure," clothing. Measurements were sent in with a mail-order and the custom fit clothing was sent in return. One pamphlet in the collection states, "Our plan of sending goods by express -ALL CHARGES PREPAID BY US- with FULL TRY-ON PRIVELEDGES, assures you of a perfect fit, and examination as regards the making before you need to pay for them." The collection also includes of a form letter from the company to a potential patron, informational pamphlets, envelops, a measurement guide, and textile samples.
- ca. 1890s
- Vehon, Louis, 1862-1926 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Louis Vahon's company created "made to measure," clothing. Measurements were sent in with a mail-order and the custom fit clothing was sent in return.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The collection contains advertising materials from Louis Vehon's mail-order garment business in Chicago, Illinois, dating from the 1890s.
Source of Acquisition
The Louis Vehon Advertising Materials were acquired by Special Collections and University Archives in 1987.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Louis Vehon Advertising Materials by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Louis Vehon advertising materials was completed in September 2013.
- Louis Vehon Advertising Materials, ca. 1890s
- Betsy Reed, Graduate Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2014 (CC0 1.0)
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