Gibson Agents/Teachers

1910 Postcard from Webber's Juvenile Orchestra, Portland, Oregon.
Opposite side of 1910 Webber Academy of Music postcard.
Note that Weber's Academy of Music was also a source of retail Gibson instruments. Music instructors interested in making extra money could become Gibson Agents and sell Gibson instruments for Gibson and earn a little extra money.
From a page of Gibson Catalog I, 1915.....same photo as the post card above.
February 8, 1915, invitation to be referred to a Gibson Agent. Found in Gibson Catalog J, 1917.
1923 calendar for D.L. Carver music teacher, as well as Gibson Agent.
Note this picture is named 'Shadowland'. The picture from the 1924 D.L. Carver calendar (below) is named 'Memories'.
1924 calendar for D.L. Carver, music teacher, as well as Gibson Agent.
Complete 12 month calendar for 1924. Classic example of advertisement for a Gibson Agent.

The above name, Thomas Peacock, taken from Spann's Guide To Gibson, was a Gibson salesman from 1930-1939. The above business card clearly states that he was a South-Eastern Representative. Although simple in design, this card would have helped promote Gibson instruments during the period.

Interestingly, you may note the name under Thomas Peacock is Ethel S. Peapples. Please click Gibson Prewar Letters to see her actual signature on a letter from 1926.

Gibson Teacher/Agent Ads

'Popular Mechanics'. October, 1915.
'Become our agent'.....another advertisement offering one to become a teacher/agent and sell Gibson instruments. 1918 'World Illustrated Magazine'.
'Teacher salesmen-men or women-always wanted'.....1919 'Motion Picture Classic'.
1919 ad (above).
Early 1920's 'Agents Wanted' ad.
'you receive commission on sales'....1923 'Popular Mechanics'.
'Popular Mechanics'. April, 1919.
'Become our agent'......1919 ad for Gibson instruments/teachers/agents.
Very fine print from ad above.
More fine print from ad above.
'Make $25 to $200 weekly, selling, playing, teaching'.......1923 'Popular Mechanics'.