As described on the project homepage: “These volumes are the recorded copy of official trademarks and union labels of goods sold or distributed in Georgia and represent their registration with the State of Georgia, 1894-1959.”
Each volume contains labels that are taped to the page along with a brief description and date of registration written in pencil.
The collection is important as a record of long since passed businesses. It is also a fascinating aggregation of graphic design and advertising copy.
This collection particularly rewards browsing: “Dwarfies” anyone? Mmmmm… (Clicking on the “Dwarfies” image takes you to an opposite page in the volume, scroll right to see the label.)
Farming has been, and continues to be, an integral part of the Georgia experience. The Digital Library of Georgia’s collections represent centuries of life on farms around the state through photographs, diaries, correspondence, newspapers, and even moving images. Some of the more endearing collection photographs involve interactions between children and farm animals. Below is but a small sampling of what you might find amidst our wealth of digital media.