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Trade card for Kirchberg & Keenan, manufacturers of and dealers in parlor, chamber and dining room suits and all kinds of furniture, 213, 215 & 217 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, undated

EP001.01.050.02.01.01.001 (RS233)

Description

In the card verso image a woman servant, holding a bowl of tomatoes, stands in a dining room to serve a woman and man with the caption: "Indade, Ma'am, an I'll not take off another stitch, if I lose me place." According to "Hungering for America", this image had an anti-Irish intention and Biddy was a diminutive for the name Bridget. The image was used for other businesses, such as Atwood & Eldried Merchant's Café, located at 17 Essex Street, Boston.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Physical Description
1 trade card ; 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4x 3 1/4(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Digital ID: 000233
GUSN
170031
Reference Code
EP001.01.050.02.01.01.001

Record details

Variant Title
How Biddy served the tomatoes undressed
Originator
Kirchberg & Keenan Furniture (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
advertising
business (commercial function)
dining rooms
domestics
furniture
servants
Material Type
trade cards (advertising)
Subjects
Irish Americans
prejudices
tomatoes
Places
Detroit (Wayne county, Michigan)

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