Standard Detective Agency Pocket Dictionary Give-A-Way 1895
From the Standard Detective Agency of Chicago, here is an advertising give-a-way with agency ad copy n the cover and back from 1895. Note the term Secret Service which was a term used to describe detective agency services for this time period. A. L. Standard was the general manager and the agency had it's own phone line. Phone lines where high tech for their time period and many businesses didn't have one. Their Chicago phone number was 182.

From The Ralph D. Thomas PI Vintage Collection
THOMAS INVESTIGATIE PUBLICATIONS, INC.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INVESTIGATIVE SPECIALISTS, INC.
SPY EXCHANGE AND SECURITY CENTER
P O Box 82148, Austin, Texas 78708
Showroom: 9513 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78758
Phone 512.719.3595 Fax 512.719.3594
Email: RThomas007@aol.com

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