This advertising (or commercial) card is made of a rectangular piece of cream (or off-white) colored paper with black printing, advertising tailors and clothiers. The card has the Saks logo design, featuring banner types motifs, in black ink. The card is for L. Spear representing A. Saks and Co, tailors and clothiers. L. Spear is in red ink in the lower left corner. The back is blank. This item was found in Chief Ouray's desk (H.5830.1) in a box.
Guy O. Hammond
This item is from Chief Ouray’s desk (H.5830.1); see Accession File for exact location in the desk. The desk and all of its contents were originally purchased by Guy O. Hammond’s mother at the auction of Ouray’s possessions following his death in 1880. The desk and its contents were in possession of the Hammond family for 70 years, until History Colorado bought them from Guy. O. Hammond of Delta, Colorado. History Colorado was able make the purchase because the El Pomar Foundation of Colorado Springs, whose president at the time was Mrs. Spencer Penrose, donated the necessary money. The items were accessioned on 07/05/1956. See Accession Files for extensive correspondence regarding the acquisition of the desk and its contents.
A.SAKS & CO. TAILORS & CLOTHIERS NO. 316 WASHINGTON 7TH ST. L. SPEAR