Advertising Club of Baltimore Photograph and Ephemera Collection, 1909-1988, PP307

Finding Aid to the Advertising Club of Baltimore Photograph and Ephemera Collection, 1909-1988, PP307

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title

Advertising Club of Baltimore Photograph and Ephemera Collection

Creator

Advertising Club of Baltimore

Call number

PP307

Inclusive dates

1909-1988

Bulk dates

1958-1987

Extent

3 boxes, 1 folder in medium photographs

Abstract

Contains photographs of Advertising Club of Baltimore events collected by various members. This includes the club’s annual Maypole Dance, Man of the Year award ceremony, and other events from the 1950’s to the 1980’s.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

For information about how to purchase digital reproductions and for permission information, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page.

Provenance

Gift of Reed Hunter, June 20, 2013

Accession number

2013-026-LIB

Processing note

Processed by Lara Westwood, December 2015

Historical Note

The Advertising Club of Baltimore was founded in 1909 as the Advertisers’ Round Table. The founders’ aim was to promote truth in advertising, and the group eventually expanded its focus promote Baltimore City’s business and cultural attributes. The club became known for its annual banquets which featured antics and celebrity appearances. The club bestowed “Outstanding Television Personality” awards on such notables as Jim Nabors and Art Linkletter. The organization also hosted an annual “Man of the Year” gala to honor those who had positively contributed to Baltimore and the community-at-large.

Scope and Content

The collection contains photographs of Advertising Club of Baltimore events collected by various members. This includes the club’s annual Maypole Dance, “Man of the Year” award ceremony, and other events from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. Most of the photographs are unlabeled, but some events and people could be determined. Several celebrities are represented in the collection, including Andy Griffith, Milton Berle, Johnny Unitas, and Brooks Robinson.

The collection is arranged into four series which are representative of content: Albums, Robert Welch Photographs, Advertising Club events, and Ephemera. The photographs in Series II: Robert Welch Photographs appear to be from Welch’s personal collection, as many of the headshots are autographed to him or include him in the photographs. Most of the images in Series III: Advertising Club Events are of President Ronald Reagan’s speech at a Flag Day Ceremony at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. The photographs are generally arranged in chronological order and/or retain the original order. Multiple copies have the same photograph have been given the same image identification number.

Container List

Contents

Dates

Image ID #

Box

Series I: Albums

 

 

 

Subseries I: Albums

 

 

 

Advertising Club of Baltimore album

1909-1961

PP307.001

1

Advertising Club of Baltimore album

1961-1971

PP307.002

1

Subseries II: Loose Photographs from Albums

 

 

 

Advertising Club event

No date

PP307.003-.017

2

Robert Welch

No date

PP307.018

2

Advertising Club event

1958, February 15

PP307.019-.020

2

Advertising Club event

1961, May 13

PP307.021

2

Advertising Club event

1964, May

PP307.022-.025

2

Advertising Club event

1964, October 21

PP307.026

2

Carolyn ? at club event

1964, December 16

PP307.027-.28

2

Jim Nabors banquet

1965

PP307.029-.032

2

Maypole Dance

1965, May 8

PP307.033-.040

2

Drum and Bugle Team from the Marine Barracks at Fort Meade

1965, May 27

PP307.041

2

Subseries III: Charles Dukes Trophy

 

 

 

Advertising Club event

No date

PP307.042-.043

2

Cal Ripken, Sr.

1987, June 26

PP307.044

2

Cal Ripken, Jr.

1987, June 26

PP307.045

2

Jack Wiers and Garland Warren

1987, June 26

PP307.046

2

George Paras, Alana Gettinger, and Brooks Robinson

1987, June 26

PP307.047

2

Cal Ripken, Jr.

1987, June 26

PP307.048

2

Hank Peters and William Donald Schaeffer

1987, June 26

PP307.049

2

William Donald Schaeffer

1987, June 26

PP307.050-.052

2

Crowd at banquet

1987, June 26

PP307.053

2

U.S. Army Retired Major General Warren D. Hodges, State Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein, Clarence L. Bacon of Maryland Veterans Commission, Adjutant General of the State of Maryland Military Department Major General James F. Fretterd, and Assistant Adjutant of the U.S. Air Guard General Donald Barshay

1987, June 26

PP307.054

2

Series II: Robert Welch Photographs

 

 

 

Subseries I: Advertising Club Events

 

 

 

Robert Welch

No date

PP307.055

2

Albert J. Eyraud, Lee Reeves, Charles H. Horn, and Robert Welch

No date

PP307.056

2

Theodore McKeldin, Robert Welch, and unidentified man

No date

PP307.057-.058

2

Robert Welch and unidentified group

No date

PP307.059-.061

2

Unidentified group at Advertising Club event

No date

PP307.062-.066

2

Group portrait at event at St. James Hotel

1909, November 15

PP307.067

2

Milton Berle with Advertising Club members and event attendees

1948

PP307.068-.069

2

Unidentified woman and Thomas D'Alessandro

1953, September 9

PP307.070

2

Wilbur Van Sant at event

1956, February 8

PP307.071

2

Robert Welch, Wilbur Van Sant, Theodore McKeldin, and William F. Hildenberg

1956, February 8

PP307.072

2

Robert Welch presenting award to Major General Robert J. Wood at Fort Bliss, Texas

1957, March 21

PP307.073

2

Major General Robert J. Wood, CG, USA AAA & GM Center, presents Oozlefinch certificate to Mr. Robert Welch, special representative of the Governor of Maryland during a recent visit to Fort Bliss

1957, March 21

PP307.074

2

Members of the Maryland group view Nike firing activities at Red Canyon Range in New Mexico

1957, March 21

PP307.075-.077

2

Gina Lollobrigida with Robert Welch and unidentified group

1958

PP307.078

2

Patti Page at Advertising Club event

1958, February 15

PP307.079-.080

2

Art Linkletter with Outstanding Television Personality Award and unidentified group

1959, February 7

PP307.081

2

Art Linkletter and Robert Welch

1959, February 7

PP307.081a

2

Charles P. Crane with Man of the Year plaque and two unidentified men

1961

PP307.082

2

Reg Dunnock, Frank Hennessey, and Ted Acker

1963, October

PP307.083

2

Brigadier General George M. Gelston with Man of the Year plaque with three unidentified men

1964, January

PP307.084

2

Advertising Club members and Drum and Bugle Team from Marine Barracks at Fort Meade

1965, May 27

PP307.085-.087

2

Lawrence Cardinal Shenan and Advertising Club members

1966, January 5

PP307.089-.090

2

Baltimore Ad Club Salutes Chuck Thompson event

1967, February 4

PP307.091-.093

2

Ad Club Kickoff - Chief Martin McMahon, Baltimore Chief of Ambulance Service, accepts Man of the Year Award from Paul Mood

1968, January 24

PP307.094

2

60th Annual Banquet - Diamond Jubilee- Andy Griffith with Theodore McKeldin and unidentified man

1968, February 24

PP307.095

2

Andy Griffith with unidentified Advertising Club members

1968, February 24

PP307.096

2

Andy Griffith and Spiro Agnew with unidentified Advertising Club members

1968, February 24

PP307.097

2

Johnny Unitas at Man of the Decade event with Spiro Agnew and Howard I. Scaggs

1969, January 15

PP307.098

2

Johnny Unitas at Man of the Decade event with unidentified Advertising members

1969, January 15

PP307.099-.100

2

Advertising Club event

1969, January 29

PP307.101

2

Lorne Greene with Marvin Mandel and unidentified members

1970, February 21

PP307.102-.103

2

Ken Curtis signing autographs at banquet

1972, February 19

PP307.104

 

Subseries II: Portraits and Autographed Photographs

 

 

 

Unidentified man

No date

PP307.105

2

Unidentified man

1975

PP307.106

2

Louis Goldstein

1974, April 17

PP307.107

2

Frank McHugh

No date

PP307.108

2

Ronald Reagan

ca. 1985

PP307.109

2

Eric Sevareid

1978, February 18

PP307.110

2

Jean Stapleton

1975, March 8

PP307.111

2

Gloria Swanson

No date

PP307.112-.113

2

Ernest Truex

No date

PP307.114

2

Robert Welch

No date

PP307.115-.116

2

Subseries III: Ringling Brothers Tent of Saints and Sinners Club of Baltimore

 

 

 

Ringling Brothers elephants

1963, June 5

PP307.117-.119

2

Series III: Advertising Club Events

 

 

 

Christmas Party

No date

PP307.120-.122

2

Baltimore Stars Football Team event

1984

PP307.123-.136

2

Fort McHenry Flag Day Ceremony and Banquet

1985, June 14

PP307.137-.191

2

Subseries I: Charles Dukes Trophy Photographs

 

 

 

Truth in Advertising Trophy

No date

PP307.192

2

Man of the Year plaque

No date

PP307.193

2

Art Linkletter with Outstanding Television Personality Award and unidentified group

1959, February 7

PP307.194

2

Unidentified man

No date

PP307.195

2

Unidentified woman

No date

PP307.196

2

Warren M. Bloomberg

No date

PP307.197

2

Sandra O'Connor

No date

PP307.198

2

Joseph A. Sellinger, S.J.

No date

PP307.199

2

Floraine Applefeld

No date

PP307.200-.201

2

William Donald Schaeffer

No date

PP307.202-.204

2

Truth in Advertising Trophy

No date

PP307.205

Medium Photographs

Series IV: Ephemera

 

 

 

Ephemera

No date; 1945-1988

 

2

Victor P. Skruck clippings album

Ca. 1945-1950

 

3

Loose photographs from Skruck album

No date; 1945-1949

PP307.206-.217

3

Ephemera

1920, January 12

 

Medium Photographs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games