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Newspaper Advertisement with "China Lady" illustration

2001.281.300 (RS181546)

Description

Boston newspaper advertisement for china wares featuring illustration of woman, or "China Lady," with body made of crockery and china. The illustration is part of an advertisement that reads in part: "Britannia, Crockery, Glass, and China Wares. E. B. Mason (Late E. B. McLaughlin) At China Hall, No. 24 Hanover Street, near Court St., Boston." The advertisement was included in a group of newpaper and wallpaper fragments acquired by Dorothy Waterhouse from a Mr. Hayden in Kensington, Massachusetts. The newspaper appear to have been used to prepare the wall for papering. The additional newspaper and wallpaper fragments are located in the wallpaper 8x10 reference file.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1845
Inscriptions
"Britannia, Crockery, Glass / and / China Wares. / E. B. Mason, / (Late E. B. McLaughlin) / At China Hall, No. 24 Hanover Street, near Court St. / Boston, has lately opened a large stock of new goods in / the above line. His store is 82 by 33 feet, which enables him / to exhibit a most extensive assortment. Prices low for ready / cash, at wholesale or retail. / Sept. 26 - tf" (Newspaper advertisement, 1845, Boston.)
"1798 newspaper / 1800 newspaper from Boston / Also second layer 1845 / Paper from Kingston / Mr. Hayden" (Notes from Dorothy Waterhouse about newspaper and wallpaper. Newspaper fragments display several different dates. Note on envelope is in wallpaper 8x10 file under Kingston.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Advertising Medium
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Kingston (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Ad, Newspaper
advertisements
paper (fiber product)
wallpapers
People and organizations
Hayden, Mr.
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
10 3/8 x 18 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.300
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283648

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