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Hyokicha
06-21-2010, 10:48 PM
Hi,

I own a historic building in Baltimore, City and I've found wooden crates of
Crammer Dry Plates from St. Louis MO. Inside each crate there are 4-5 paper
boxes which contains 6-10 rectangular glass plates with very old advertising
images. The glass plates measure roughly 14"X17". I've googled one of the
advertising images and found it's a Chocolatier in Germany. Another is a tobacco manufacture from Egypt. Most of these companies existed before the great fire in Baltimore. I did briefly speak to a student at MICA and she did tell me that they were done by various artists and are pretty rare.

I may have the wrong forum but if anyone can direct me to a museum or organization that I can donate these items or even find out if these have any value, I would greatly appreciate your efforts. These boxes are very heavy about 80lbs for each wooden box.

Please contact me via email.

Thanks,

Steve