Vintage Indian Queen, Princess & Maiden Advertising

Vintage Indian Queen, Princess & Maiden Advertising

28 September 2012

Apple-Touch-IconAWell I took a left turn today as I finished up the Indian Queen Series. I have to say, I was a bit disappointed that I could not find any advertising for the Browns, Mohawk, Pharazyn, Longs or Kansas City Queens. I did however come across some wonderful Indian Queen, Princess and Maiden advertising which I have reposted below. Wouldn’t it have been great if I could find an old black & white illustration similar to the Mazola corn girl below.

Detail from Mazola Oil Ad With Indian Maiden Circa 1920


Advertising Gallery

(left) Vintage Indian Valentine card, (Right) Winter Haven Fruit Sales Corporation, Winter Haven, Florida

The beautiful Indian maidens, promotional poster, ca. 1899. The beautiful Indian maidens. Promotional poster printed by the Enquirer Job Printing Co., Cincinnati, Ohia, ca. 1899. – flickr

Vintage Land O’Lakes Sweet Cream Butter Metal Tray, Land O’Lakes was founded in 1921 in Minnesota by representatives from 320 co-op creameries to improve marketing and quality of butter. In 1924 the uniformly graded sweet cream butter was given the name Land O’Lakes. The Land O’Lakes Indian Maiden holding a butter box was first painted in 1928 by Arthur Hanson. – Etsy

Rare and wonderful, original ca1905 John Wieland Brewing Company (San Francisco, California), Pre-Prohibition, Tin Lithographed Advertising Serving Tray with a Western Americana image of a beautiful, young Native American Indian Maiden. This wonderful, Tin Litho Beer Tray measures 13″ in diameter and features an image of the young Indian woman wearing a fringed, buckskin tunic and beaded leather shoulder strap. Text at the top and the bottom of the raised rim reads “Wieland’s / Extra Pale Lager” and text to the right of the woman reads “A Western Product”. The Tray carries the mark of the manufacturer – “Copyright by Kaufmann & Strauss Co. N.Y.” – eBay

Western Queen Brand – Rialto Orange Co. Rialto, San Bernardino, California

Indian Queen Root Beer. Indian Queen started in 1927 and this cap is probably from that era. – flickr

Osota Cigar Box Advertising Label

This handsome small trade card is for Indian Queen Perfume by Bean & Brother of Philadelphia. It’s an image of a Native American woman gathering nectar from a flower in a seashell. – eBay

Indian Queen Root Beer – for only 5c

Indian Queen Ale – Brewed by John Hohenadel Brewery, Philadelphia, PA, Slogan: “We Earned Supremacy” – Indian Country

BROADWAY, Indian Girl Cigarettes, Vintage postcard published in Denmark by the American Tobacco Co.,

Kakabeka Cream Lager brewed by Kakabeka Falls Brewing Co., Ft. William, Ontario, Canada – Indian Country

Leinenkugel’s Chippewa Pride brewed by Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Slogan: Made with Chippewa water from the Big Eddy Springs” – Indian Country

Indian Maiden Playing Card – eBay

Hohenadel Indian Queen Ale – 4″R – 1/0 – red/yellow/black – Indian head with a large arrow – Pennsylvania Beer Coaster Guide

Indian Queen Advertisement for Hamburg Broom Works – Corbis

Indian Brave Chief and Indian Maiden Florida Orange Fruit Label – Jacksonville – Etsy

Arizona Citrus Fruit Crate Label Art Yuma Arizona Sweetest of Sweet Indian Maiden Grapefruit Label Advertising

1918 Advertisement for the Indian Queen Hotel, Stroudsburg, PA – eBay

A wonderful vintage Thanksgiving postcard showing a lovely Indian Maiden holding up a white turkey and also holding a bowl of apples. This is done by the artist Schmucker, but unsigned. Design copyright by John Winsch 1912. – eBay

Yakima Valley Apples – Shipped by Inland Fruit Company, Wapato, Washington

Graphically striking and unused c. 1912 postcard of Miss Spokane, the symbol of Spokane, WA. Artist Eleanor Gaddis drew the design for the Spokane Advertising Club, a group of Spokane businessmen who sponsored the first Miss Spokane contest as a means to promote the city. In March 1912, they picked 17-year-old Marguerite Motie (1895-1982) as Miss Spokane, the city’s first official hostess. The smiling Motie is seen here with grain falling from one hand and water spilling from a jug in her left hand, intended to depict the area’s bounty. The card reads: “Typifying Determination, Vigor and the boundless Resources of the Inland Empire.” Motie served as Miss Spokane until 1939, when the Chamber of Commerce assumed sponsorship of the contest; the city symbol was retired in 1977, as the use of Indian mascots became controversial.

1949 Green Giant Ad Indian Maiden Theme New Pack’s In – eBay

November 1955 calendar page by Earl Moran. With a cute redhead, sitting with her legs crossed and arms crossed over her breasts, wearing a loin cloth and head dress. Caption reads, “Her teepee is lonely, her campfire is small. this maid needs a warrior dark, handsome and tall.” Measures 8-1/2 x 14-1/2″, in near mint condition. Advertising Automotive Equipment Co., Inc. 123-127 Hudson St., Newark 3, N.J., with other branches in Plainfield, N.J. Hackensack, N.J. and Middletown, N.Y. Printed by Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A. – eBay

Post-Prohibition Beer Distributor Calendar – This little lady was originally published in the buff, but the lithographers added sheer clothing using crayon to make her image a bit more family friendly. –

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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2 Responses to Vintage Indian Queen, Princess & Maiden Advertising

  1. mikedickman says:

    Wow! Great images! I’ve really enjoyed your series about Indian Queens and have learned quite a lot that I didn’t know. Thanks.

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