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Severy trade card scrapbook

MS004.049 (RS182822)

Description

This album, entitled "Scrap Book," contanis hundreds of colorfully illustrated trade cards for New England businesses such as soap makers, stationers, fancy goods, and manufactureres of pianos, furniture and other domestic goods. Peabody's in Salem; G.P. Brown in Beverly; Providence Furniture Company; and R.H. White in Boston are well represented. Also of not are cards from D.T. Burrell, Photo. Artist, in Brockton. Often these cards are issued in sets conveying a sequence of events designed to entertain. Many cards depict children in costume; quite a few have titles in French. Other entries include holiday greting cards, images of animals, birds and flowers. Many have an Asain theme and there are several illustrating board and card games.

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Details

Collection Name
Scrapbooks collection
Collection Code
MS004
Date of Acquisition
2006
Physical Description
One scrapbook; 9 x 12 inches
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of Robert Severy, Dec. 2006
GUSN
283579
Reference Code
MS004.049

Record details

Descriptive Terms
board games (activities)
children (people by age group)
trade cards (advertising)
Material Type
scrapbooks
Location Note
HGO-01-001-O-C0102

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