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Donk Brothers and Company Coal Advertisement


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This is a color advertisment for the Donk Brothers Coal Company. The ad features a woman and child in front of a coal burning display and foldable billboard which reads "Office 522 Olive St. St. Louis" "Our 'Domestic" Cannot be Excelled in Purity Cleanliness and Free Buring Qualities" "Donk's 'Domestic" Bituminous Coal Lump Egg and Stove Sies" "Donk's Antracite Coal Best Grade All Sizes." Next to the stove is a bin full of coal labeled as "Anthracite" Coal from Donk. Antracite is a particularly desirable type of coal because it is particularly hard and clean burning.


  • Maryville
  • mine
  • mining
  • Donk Brothers


circa 1900s

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  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1900s


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