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Scrapbook; Boston area trade cards

MS004.006 (RS184211)

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Collection Name
Scrapbooks collection
Collection Code
MS004
Dates
ca. 1882
Date of Acquisition
1927
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton, 1927
GUSN
273947
Reference Code
MS004.006

Historical/Biographical Note

This large "Card Album" contains a carefully arranged collection of Boston area trade cards interspersed with colorful embossed stickers and cards with sayings and biblical quotes. Included are images of famous political figures, humorous illustrations including a series of baseball terms, and trade card advertisements for soap makers, liniments, hair tonics and dyes, shirt collars and other items for domestic use. Sponsoring companies include Metropolitan Life Insurance, Clark ONT Spool Cotton Co., J. & P. Coats, and Nestles. There is a card for General Tom Thumb's Museum and a ticket to the Boston Lodge Ball dated 1882.

Record details

Descriptive Terms
baseball (field sport)
printed ephemera
trade cards (advertising)
Material Type
scrapbooks
Location Note
HGO-01-001-O-C-406

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