Brown & Stevens 1919 Advertisement "What is a Bank?"

Title

Brown & Stevens 1919 Advertisement "What is a Bank?"

Subject

E. C Brown, A. F. Stevens, Brown & Stevens Bank, Broad Street and Lombard Street, Philadelphia

Description

This advertisment from The Messenger was developed for the Brown & Stevens Bank. The advertisement encourages potential customers to establish savings and credit, and claims "MEN GROW RICH NOT BY LABOR, BUT BY CREDIT AND CAPITAL WHICH THEY COMMAND." They feel that "credit should be obtained by anyone of character and ability - the question of color should not be a determining factor." The ephemera states the present bank will soon receive modern updates to house Brown-Stevens Trust Company.

Creator

Brown & Stevens Bank, The Messenger

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 452 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Fall 2014

Date

January 1922

Contributor

John Hashagen, Anastasia Amand

Format

JPG

Type

Newspaper Advertisement

Text

"A bank - is a place where people may deposit money either for future benefits - savings; or for commercial purposes - the creation of credit. The colored business man is without credit; still it is said that the colored people have more than fifteen millions of dollars deposited in the white banks of Philadelphia..."

Original Format

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Files

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Citation

Brown & Stevens Bank,The Messenger, “Brown & Stevens 1919 Advertisement "What is a Bank?",” Goin' North, accessed February 8, 2023, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/21.