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Trade card for Fiske & Spaulding, artistic paper hangings, 117 Central and 14 Jackson Streets, Lowell, Mass., undated

EP001.01.123.01.02.004 (RS609)

Description

The business carries window shades, art materials and painters' supplies. The card has a scene of a bird and a frog on the edge of a pond with intricate floral patterns and insect motifs. The bird, which appears to be a kingfisher, holds a sketchbook under one wing and a palette with brushes under the other.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Date Notes
1870-1890
Physical Description
1 trade card ; 3 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches
Dimensions
3 1/2x 6 1/4(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000609
AccessID: 841
Other identifier: HNEDID-000609
Credit Line
Purchased from Greg Smart, 2000.
GUSN
195496
Reference Code
EP001.01.123.01.02.004

Record details

Originator
Fiske & Spalding (manufacturer)
Other People
Fiske, William Oscar, 1836-1886
Descriptive Terms
Arts and Crafts (movement)
advertising
artists' materials
business (commercial function)
shades (coverings)
wallpapers
windows
Material Type
advertisements
ephemera
trade cards (advertising)
Subjects
Central Street (Lowell, Mass.)
Jackson Street (Lowell, Mass.)
kingfishers
Places
Lowell (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Ephemera: Trade Cards and Advertisements: Wallpaper (Greg Smart)

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