Joliet's Gerlach Barklow Calendar Company

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The Gerlach Barklow Company was organized in 1907. The construction of the factory building in Joliet began and was completed that same year. The prime movers in the organization of the company were Theodore R. Gerlach, Edward J. Barklow, and K. H. Gerlach. Over the next decade, the company quickly grew into one of the largest calendar and advertising companies in America. A leading employer in Joliet for several decades, the company sponsored many sports teams as well as an annual picnic for its employees. This book, through vintage photographs and calendar prints, offers a unique view of the Gerlach Barklow Company's rich history. It includes calendar prints from the many artists employed by Gerlach Barklow, photographs of the various departments that made up the factory, photographs of company-sponsored sports teams, Volland books, as well as examples of Rust Craft greeting cards.
ISBN: 9780738577265
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 151
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Tim and Michelle Smith are passionate collectors of original Gerlach Barklow illustrations and prints. They have displayed their illustration art collection at the Joliet Area Historical Museum. They are also the authors of Plainfield in the Postcard History Series.