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Sub-series comprises predominantly art material, and a small number of photos, relating to the lives and commercialization of the Dionne Quintuplets. Included are advertising items for "Quintland", felt banners, greeting cards, and souvenir booklets; advertising calendars using images of the Dionnes for companies as diverse as laundromats and mortuaries; advertising campaigns for such companies as Quaker Oats, Colgate, Palmolive Soap, Karo Syrup and Arrowroot; ephemeral and three-dimensional items such as cloth napkins, paper fans, playing cards, pocket mirrors, stationery, soaps in the shape of the children, a dexterity game, bisque ware dolls together with a kit for hand-sewing dresses, a matchstick holder, a serving tray, baby books, silverplate flatware, and china, including baby cereal bowls; and clippings of international publications with covers and features of the Dionnes and Dr. Dafoe. Photographic material includes images of the Dionne quintuplets in a religious pageant, at a formal dinner party with members of the clergy, at a graduation ceremony, posing with the entire Dionne family and with Dr. Dafoe, an image of the Olivia Dionne Ice Cream Stand, and an autographed photo of Dr. Dafoe together with a guardianship letter.
Art Art items have been catalogued on the Minisis-ICON database. 90 (Electronic)
Photo A description of the photographic items is available on the accession file. 90 (Paper)
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