Originally from Bolivar, Tennessee, I have collected advertising signs and related items for over 50 years. It was only recently that I became attracted to cardboard streetcar advertising signs. Initially, the superb graphics caught my attention and then I became fascinated with the history associated with the creation and use of these cards as well as with the companies, products, and services offered. The restoration of these cards along with the discovery that Barron Collier, a Memphis native born in 1873, became the Father of Streetcar Advertising in America only made my interest in this hobby more enjoyable. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.
P.S. Feel free to download the attached Antique Week (Jan 19, 2015) feature article about my streetcar advertising hobby.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/woodsonsavage
Note: Here is some other stuff that I have been working on:
Streetcar Advertising History in America - published in 2016
My image web site: https://imageworld.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/s/1p0iel
History of Bolivar TN: www.HistoricBolivarTN.com
Streetcar Advertising Web site: www.StreetcarAdvertisingHistory.com
Some of my advertising Collection: https://goo.gl/photos/XbgyLjifvVP3pcP86
And I just self-published a 90 page book on "Putting Your Customers' Needs First - A Fifty-Year Journey" that details my career from my college days at UT at Knoxville through my retirement in 2013. Here is a link to the online book: https://cld.bz/Aqnifuu
Recently, I just started building a family tree web site: www.savagefamilytree.com