Hi all! It's been a while since we talked about this and, to avoid any confusion, let's discuss the origin of the GGP. I believe I will make a similar entry at lanecedarbox.com. The following is a direct quote from the book, A History of the Lane Company, The First Fifty Years by Helen Hughes … Continue reading Origin of the Lane Girl Graduate Plan
Hi all, As I said in a previous post, I didn't find anything earth-shaking during my recent visit to the Lane archives at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, VA. However, I did find some things about our boxes and the Girl Graduate Plan that I didn't know before. Since they are just curiosities, I'm … Continue reading Tidbits from Lane Archives
Hi all, Just a quick thought related to may last post. Isn't it interesting that Lane started the Girl Graduate Plan in 1925 by purchasing miniature cedar boxes from Pilliod of Ohio and Peterson Brothers of Chicago and then, some 75 years later, the last miniatures they distributed were purchased from a company called Personal … Continue reading Isn’t it interesting? Bookends.
Hi all, I've been trying to keep in touch with the fine folks of Altavista over the last year and I've got some fruit from those contacts to share today. I will have some information about my Richmond trip over the next few days - so watch for that. It has been confirmed, on very … Continue reading Last box off-the-line in Altavista
Hi all! It's been a while - been working on the website...check it out...www.lanecedarbox.com I was finally able to travel to Richmond, VA to visit the Virginia Historical Society Museum. The VHS houses the entirety of the Lane Company archives. To prepare for the visit I used a book that catalogs all of the documents … Continue reading Lane Archives visit! Wah, wah, waaaaah