New York: Ca. 1873. Advertising brochure for American District Telegraph Co. of Brooklyn with 2 fine chromolithograph illustrations of a Messenger and a Police officer. The Messenger illustration shows a young messenger running to deliver a message, dressed in blue messenger uniform with blue ADT cap on his head, and the slogan "Messengers furnished instantly".
The second card advertises "Policemen, Messengers and Firemen who will respond to their call in from 1 to 5 minutes. A well organized, uniformed and efficient body of Policemen patrol at night and inspect the houses of subscribers. For subscribers they will dispatch day and night.
6 1/2 x 5 1/2", folds once. Illustrations one side, text at verso. Previous owner name in red pencil (Edith Nichols) and date 1873 at Police illustration. Very good condition. Item #22762