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Boston area trade and greeting cards scrapbook

MS004.005 (RS184203)

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Collection Name
Scrapbooks collection
Collection Code
MS004
Date Notes
late 19th century
Date of Acquisition
1980
Physical Description
One scrapbook; 7 x 8 1/2 inches, about 20 pages of trade and greeting cards.
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles Carey, 1980
GUSN
273946
Reference Code
MS004.005

Historical/Biographical Note

This nicely bound scrapbook contains approximately 70 illustrated trade cards interspersed with greeting cards and sayings. Trade cards are from Boston area suppliers of domestic items such as sewing threads, soaps, toys, gloves, breakfast cereals, jewelry, millinery, confectionery, patent rememdies, watches and sewing machines. Merchants recognizable today are J. & P. Coats, White Sewing Machine Co., Jordan Marsh and Whitman's Confectioners. Many of the cards include endearing images of children and animals. No dates accompany this collection but would appear to be from the late nineteenth century.

Record details

Descriptive Terms
greeting cards
trade cards (advertising)
Material Type
scrapbooks

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