A few weeks back, I sent a request to the Virginia Historical Society soliciting help from their records department because I learned they house the Lane Company historical archives/records. I was, of course, looking for dates that could be associated with our boxes – specifically trademark or logo records.
Today, I was excited to receive a very lengthy response from John, the Reference Department Manager of the Library! He undertook a pretty extensive review of the historical records and unfortunately found very little to help. However, he did have a good idea which was to review the advertising photos they have on record to try to get a glimpse of the logo in the boxes. So, there may be something useful from his findings. I will compare his findings with my chronology.
Perhaps most exciting was that he, during his research into the topic, found this blog – all on his own! Yipee!
So, another avenue of information has come to an end. However, the quest will continue.
I got some more information today as well – in the form of a book.
Check my next post to see what that has uncovered.
Thanks for reading.