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Trade card for Henry Mayo & Co., minced codfish, Boston, Mass., undated

EP001.01.046.02.01.037 (RS82222)

Description

The full color trade card advertises minced codfish, canned by Henry Mayo & Co. of Boston, Massachusetts. A caricature of a cook wearing a red and white striped toque is hauling a cod fish on his back. The fish is as long as he is tall. The card also includes the following ditty: "Of all the odd fish, the minced codfish, is the best ever caught on a hook: it eats well and cooks well, tastes well and looks well, and never goes back on the cook."

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Physical Description
1 trade card
Dimensions
4.5x 3 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
GUSN
190082
Reference Code
EP001.01.046.02.01.037

Record details

Originator
Henry Mayo & Co. (Boston, Mass.) (Owner)
Descriptive Terms
advertising
business (commercial function)
canneries
caricatures
Material Type
trade cards (advertising)
Subjects
cod (fish)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Notes
W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 98.

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