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Trade card for Centennial Safety Oil, Maverick Oil Company, 61 1/2 Broad Street, Boston, Mass., undated

EP001.01.084.01.01.016 (RS16994)

Description

The card is illustrated with two images: one is dated 1776 with a man struggling to read a paper by the light of a fire, the second is dated 1880 and features a family sitting around a table, lit by oil lamp, reading, doing handiwork, and playing with ease. The product won the Highest Premium at the 1878 Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association Fair.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Physical Description
1 trade card
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
GUSN
194446
Reference Code
EP001.01.084.01.01.016

Record details

Other Organizations
Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association
Maverick Oil Company (Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
advertising
business (commercial function)
fireplaces
leisure
oil (organic material)
oil lamps
safety lamps
tables (support furniture)
Material Type
trade cards (advertising)
Subjects
Broad Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Notes
Included in the Pilgrims, Patriots, and Products exhibit.

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