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Trade card for Excelsior metal polish, as advertised by the manufacturer's agents Holway, Wright and Miner, 1880-1890

EP001.01.021.02.04.030 (RS13174)

Description

This image employs racist stereotypes. This trade card promotes Excelsior metal polish manufactured by Walpole Emery Mills. The illustration depicts a woman cleaning a cooking pot before using Excelsior, and the same woman surrounded by gleaming pots after using the polish.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Dates
1880-1890
Physical Description
1 trade card : chromolithograph
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Project number: HNE0097
GUSN
190949
Reference Code
EP001.01.021.02.04.030

Record details

Originator
Walpole Emery Mills (Manufacturer)
Other Organizations
Holway, Wright & Miner
Schultz & Harrington Lith.
Descriptive Terms
coffeepots
cookware
forks (flatware)
metal
pans (containers)
polish (coating)
pots (containers)
racial discrimination
spoons
Material Type
trade cards (advertising)
Subjects
African American women
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Notes
Included in the Boston African Americana Project.
Location Note
Library and Archives: Advertisements: Trade Cards: Cleaning: Household Soaps and Polishes

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