The Arthur Crosby Service was a New York City advertising firm active in the 1920s, catering to businesses from the hospitality industry to decorating and antiques. They specialized in printed promotional materials such as booklets, brochures and general advertising for businesses. A display ad in The New Yorker in 1926 advertises their pictorial Street Map of New York on sale for fifty cents, noting that “Special De Luxe copies will be mailed in rolls for $1.00 each.” The Chase National Bank version was distributed free of charge by the bank.
Full publication information: © 1928, Arthur Crosby Service, 171 Madison Ave., New York City — GS.
Condition: Generally very good overall; recently professionally cleaned and deacidified. Original folds, as issued, flattened as now backed with Japanese tissue.
The Magazine of Business. Vol. 40, November 1921. New York: Arch Wilkinson Shaw, 1921. p. 642. Online at Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=sDfnAAAAMAAJ (23 April 2012).
The New Yorker. June 26, 1926. p. 58. Online at The New Yorker: http://archives.newyorker.com/default.aspx?iid=18334&startpage=page0000060 (23 April 2012).