Atlanta, Georgia: A. K. Hawkes, 1891.
Group of ephemeral items showing the gift of a ‘special assortment’ of optician’s wares from A. K. Hawkes Manufacturing Optician, presumably a marketing move to gain retail sellers of their goods. Receipt show the wholesale and retail prices of 80 various kinds of spectacles, 22 lenses, and 48 spectacle cases. Also with two advertising slips, titled “Do You Want to Make Money?” and “Why Merchants Should Handle Hawkes’ Crystallized Lenses.” The typewritten letter addressed to the merchant from ‘A. K. Hawkes’ describes the materials and various endorsements. With the envelope to J. L. Hilderbrand of Madrid, Va., and unused return envelope as well.