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Trade card for Sapolio's kitchen soap for steel and metals, 1877-1885

EP001.01.021.02.04.031 (RS13177)

Description

This image employs racist stereotypes. This trade card promotes Sapolio kitchen soap manufactured by Enoch Morgan's Sons. A domestic watches two women polishing utensils. A large fork and knife bookend the image.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Dates
1877-1885
Physical Description
1 trade card : chromolithograph
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Project number: HNE0100
GUSN
190958
Reference Code
EP001.01.021.02.04.031

Record details

Originator
Enoch Morgan's Sons (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
cleaning
cookware
domestics
kitchens
place forks
place knives
racial discrimination
soap (organic material)
steel (alloy)
Material Type
trade cards (advertising)
Subjects
African American boys
Sapolio kitchen soap (Brand name)
Places
New England (United States) [general region] (Probably)
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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