Rogers Display Studios trade show photographs, approximately 1952-1964

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Summary

Creator:
Rogers Display Studios, Inc.
Abstract:
Rogers Display Studios was a design and construction firm specializing in product displays and demonstration booths for trade show exhibitors. It was founded by Van Rensselaer Rogers in 1945 in Cleveland and currently operates under the name The Rogers Company. Collection includes black-and-white photographs of exhibit fixtures taken at various trade shows, along with some detail photographs of display elements, props and construction scenes. Clients documented in the collection include Eaton, Reliance Electric, and St. Luke's Hospital. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
Extent:
0.2 Linear Feet
Language:
Materials in English.
Collection ID:
RL.12093

Background

Scope and content:

Collection includes black-and-white photographs of exhibit fixtures taken at various trade shows, along with some detail photographs of display elements, props and construction scenes. Clients documented in the collection include Eaton, Reliance Electric, and St. Luke's Hospital.

Biographical / historical:

Rogers Display Studios was a design and construction firm specializing in product displays and demonstration booths for trade show exhibitors. It was founded by Van Rensselaer Rogers in 1945 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, currently operating under the name The Rogers Company.

Van Rensselaer Rogers was a former Disney artist who opened a design firm in Cleveland. Over time the Rogers Display Studios renamed to The Rogers Company. In 1972 the firm was sold to Nesco Inc., but continued to operate as Rogers Company.

Acquisition information:
The Rogers Display Studios trade show photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a purchase from Walkabout Books in 2023.
Processing information:

Processed by Richard Collier, Apr. 2023;

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2023-0044.

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Subjects

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Subjects:
Trade shows--Booths--Design and construction--History
Trade shows--Exhibition techniques
Names:
John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
Eaton Manufacturing Company
Saint Luke's Hospital (Cleveland, Ohio)
Reliance Electric Company

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[Identification of item], Rogers Display Studios trade show photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.