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Trade card for E.G. Higgins & Co., art wall papers, 284 Main Street, Worcester, Mass., undated

EP001.01.123.01.01.005 (RS198221)

Description

The trade card for the art wallpapers of E. G. Higgins & Co. at 284 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts features elaborate floral and geometric patterns. A woman in Greek-style attire reclines on an armchair near a column and a large flower pot. A bird that appears to be a heron stands among reeds on the shore of a body of water. Elon Galusha Higgins learned the wallpaper trade in 1847, eventually started his own business, and built the concern into a large wholesale and retail firm. He moved his company to 284 Main Street in 1880 and incorporated as E. G. Higgins and Company in 1893.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Date Notes
1880-1890
Physical Description
1 trade card ; 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Dimensions
2 3/4x 4 1/2(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000608
AccessID: 840
Other identifier: HNEDID-000608
Credit Line
Purchased from Greg Smart, 2000.
GUSN
195495
Reference Code
EP001.01.123.01.01.005

Record details

Originator
E.G. Higgins & Co. (manufacturer)
Other People
Higgins, Elon Galusha
Other Organizations
Photo-Electrotype Co. (Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
Arts and Crafts (movement)
advertising
business (commercial function)
heron
moldings (object components)
shades (coverings)
wallpapers
Material Type
advertisements
ephemera
trade cards (advertising)
Subjects
Main Street (Worcester, Mass.)
Places
Worcester (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Ephemera: Trade Cards and Advertisements: Wallpaper (Greg Smart)

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