John S. Minton Punchboard Collection,[ca. 1910-1986].

Collection Number: 6324

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
John S. Minton punchboard collection, [ca. 1910-1986].
Collection Number:
6324
Creator:
John S., Minton
Quantity:
1014 items; 1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Memorabilia, Printed Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Punchboards; also a small amount of manuscript material such as manufacturers' catalogs, manufacturers' trade cards, direct mail advertising, fliers, photographs, and collector's correspondence.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Punchboards are self-contained games of chance consisting of pressed paper boards containing coded tickets denoting the value of prizes won.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Punchboards; also a small amount of manuscript material such as manufacturers' catalogs, manufacturers' trade cards, direct mail advertising, fliers, photographs, and collector's correspondence. The punchboards vary in size, type, and theme; approximately 700 are standard punchboards used as gambling devices or games of chance and in later years are marked "for amusement only"; the balance of the collection consists of ticket spindles, pushcards, pulltabs, ticket games, jar games, display boards, magnetic roulette, turkey boards, and coin operated or slot machine games of chance.
Prizes range from 5 cents to one hundred dollars, and also include items such as candy, toys, harmonicas, coins, and watches. The collection includes approximately one hundred headers, or graphic material affiliated with punchboards but lacking the grid of holes. The punchboards are highly graphic; predominant themes include women, sports, the military, cigarettes, gambling, and animals.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Minton, John S.,

Subjects:
Gambling.
Advertising cards.
Commercial catalogs.
Advertising.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
John S. Minton punchboard collection, #6324. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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