Grand Rapids, Mich. W. C. Hopson Co., No date. Ca. 1910- 1920.
Lavishly illustrated catalog, 9 x 12 inches, 64 pages, embossed decorative card covers, picturing and describing an extensive variety of metal ceiling designs, sidewalls, mouldings, cornices, and related products. A small circular illustration on the first page of the catalog depicts the factory with a variety of horse-drawn vehicles in the immediate area, and one automobile of very early 20th century vintage. Hopson advertising can be found in publications of the early 1920s, so dating the catalog requires fairly elastic parameters. The string-bound catalog is in excellent clean conditon. WorldCat lists one library holding for what appears to be this item. Excellent, clean condition -virtually "as new." The black and white illustrations beautifully capture the qualities of the Hopson products, especially the ceilings and sidewalls. The designs, in their intricate ornamentation, appear rooted in 19th century decorative values...carried forward in the 20th century. An uncommon and engaging illustrated catalog. Item #51387