Tag Archives: marketing

Kingsport: Death Comes to Broad Street

And by death, I don’t mean murder, mind you, but I do refer to a sad passing just the same. The loss of 1920s-era painted brick advertising.

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Archives: Ghost Towns and Boysenberry Pie

Last week a patron came to the Kingsport Archives to make an addition to the Mary Porter Collection. Ms. Porter’s parents were savers . . . and we are so glad. The collection consists of advertisements, mailers, brochures and other … Continue reading

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Kingsport: Scavenger Hunt

It’s FunFest time in Kingsport. The Archives of the City of Kingsport has once again put together a wonderful activity to engage the public with the historic and picturesque setting of downtown Kingsport.

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Kingsport: Painting the Town II

Once you start looking for painted brick, you just can’t stop finding it! That’s what happened to me after the City Archivist challenged me to find the examples of this early Kingsport form of marketing.

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Kingsport: The Sticky Collection

Quick! If you have photo albums in the attic, finish reading this post later and get those albums to a more stable environment, pronto! We have a new collection to process at the Kingsport Archives: The Altrusa Records. I’ve nicknamed it “The … Continue reading

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Kingsport: “Hello, Chamber of Commerce”

I have begun reprocessing the W.B. Greene collection (KCMC 33) at the Kingsport Archives. William Greene was a successful investor and hardware store owner in Kingsport and the collection is comprised of his financial records and family correspondence. I found a real … Continue reading

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