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Trade cards for J. & P. Coats' Thread, location unknown, 1881

EP001.01.102.04.03.015 (RS160985)

Description

The card verso has a table with sewing machine brands and the corresponding Coats' needle and thread numbers. A man and woman recline on a beach under an umbrella in the card image. The image caption reads "Choose the best shade." The 1881 copyright is attributed to A.S. March & Co., Boston.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Dates
1881
Physical Description
2 trade cards ; 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches
Dimensions
2 3/4x 4 1/4(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of Greg Smart, October 2000.
GUSN
268093
Reference Code
EP001.01.102.04.03.015

Record details

Descriptive Terms
advertising
business (commercial function)
sewing (process)
thread
Material Type
trade cards (advertising)
Subjects
Notions (Merchandise)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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