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THE FRANK DAVIS FISH COMPANY WAS IN BUSINESS WELL INTO THE 1900'S. THE LETTER ATTACHED TO THEIR BILLHEAD AT THE TOP IS A TYPICAL MARKETING LETTER USED TO ENTICE THE PROSPECTIVE BUYER. (OF COURSE, EVERY COMPANY BELIEVED THEIR PRODUCTS WERE THE BEST.)

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ADVERTISING FROM OTHER GLOUCESTER FISH COMPANIES

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slade gorton ad slade gorton card slade gorton price list
1904 slade gorton billhead
1877 john pew & sons billhead john pew & son ad consumers fish company booklet

DOZENS OF FISH COMPANIES FORMED IN GLOUCESTER, AND SEVERAL BECAME QUITE WIDELY KNOWN. AROUND THE MID 1800'S TWO COMPANIES, SLADE GORTON AND JOHN PEW & SONS, ENTERED THE FISH BUSINESS. THEN, IN 1906, THESE TWO COMPANIES MERGED WITH TWO OTHER FIRMS TO FORM THE GORTON-PEW FISHERIES, NOW GORTON'S OF GLOUCESTER.

1900's gorton-pew ad1 1900's gorton-pew ad2 slade gorton fishballs slade gorton fish cake 1900's gorton-pew ad3
gorton-pew ad pieces gorton-pew coin holder gorton fish tin gorton-pew glue boxes gorton-pew fish box
slade gorton ad booklet gorton-pew ad booklet

THE CODFISH ASSOCIATED WITH GLOUCESTER APPEARED IN MANY FORMS.
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FISH PRODUCTS WERE ADVERTISED IN MANY WAYS, FROM CARDBOARD PAPER CONTAINERS TO ALL TYPES OF WOODEN CRATES. MANY OF COMPANIES AND CAPE ANN ENTERPRISES USED BEAUTIFUL GRAPHICS ON ENVELOPES AND POSTCARDS.

cape ann postcard thompson/cunningham codfish box davis fish bucket hubbard's pilot bread
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