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Trade card for Willard & Lane's Improved Eagle stove polish, ca. 1880

EP001.01.006.03.07.002 (RS13085)

Description

This image employs racist stereotypes. This trade card for Willard & Lane's Eagle stove polish depicts a woman looking at two children, one of whom is scrubbing the face of the other.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Dates
ca. 1880
Physical Description
1 trade card : engraving
Dimensions
4 3/4x 2 3/4(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Project number: HNE0007
GUSN
189469
Reference Code
EP001.01.006.03.07.002

Record details

Originator
Willard & Lane's (Manufacturer)
Other Organizations
Photo Engraving Co. of New York
Descriptive Terms
cookware
polish (coating)
racial discrimination
stoves (heating equipment)
Material Type
trade cards (advertising)
Subjects
African Americans
Eagle stove polish (Brand name)
Places
New York City (New York state)
Notes
Included in the Boston African Americana Project.
Location Note
Library and Archives: Advertisements: Trade Cards: Stoves and Stove Polishes. Original location is unverified.

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