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Parisian Novelty Company Mr. Banker

Parisian Novelty Company Mr. Banker Innovative Button Museum
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Parisian Novelty Company Mr. Banker button back  Innovative Button Museum
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MR. BANKER: MEMBERS OF YOUR PROFESSION CALL ME A "GIMMICK" MAN. I SELL DELUXE BANKING PROMOTION PIECES - PLASTIC POCKET CALENDAR CARDS, SAVINGS BANKS, TAPE MEASURES, THERMOMETERS, CHECK BOOK COVERS, PAPER WEIGHTS AND SCORES OF OTHER BONAFIDE BANK ADVERTIS
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Blue text on a white background and a symbol with PNCo on the top left.

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PARISIAN NOVELTY CO. 85

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This button advertises a button producing company called Parisian Novelty Company which was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1898. In 2008, the button portion of the Parisian Novelty Company was sold to the Matchless Group and renamed Matchless Parisian Novelty, Inc.

The button addresses "Mr. Banker" which draws attention to the light-hearted profession of button sales compared to the stereotypically stodgy environment of a bank. However, it then explains that buttons, though "gimmicky," may be beneficial to the advertisement of a bank. The button also provides contact information for a salesperson by the name of Louis L. Joseph, jr.

Catalog ID: 
IN0049
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