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Trade card, Frank Miller's Blacking, prepared by Frank Miller & Sons, New York, New York

EP003.005.001 (RS276803)

Description

Uncle Sam shaves himself by using the reflection in his boot. The American eagle scares himself when he sees his reflection in the other boot. A framed picture on the wall shows the Frank Miller factory next to the elevated railway in New York City. Text on the bureau in the image reads "Freedman's Bureau." The card verso has images of Frank Miller's improved French Backing and Crown Dressing for ladies and children's boots and shoes. Edward Henshaw is the agent at 48 High Street in Boston.

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Details

Collection Name
Trade card albums collection
Collection Code
EP003
Physical Description
1 trade card : color illustration ; 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Dimensions
3 1/2x 5 1/23(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Anonymous donor 2001.
GUSN
319181
Reference Code
EP003.005.001

Record details

Originator
Mayer, Merkle & Ottmann (Lithographer)
Other Organizations
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
Descriptive Terms
advertising
business (commercial function)
clothing
elevated railroads
polish (coating)
shoes (footwear)
Material Type
trade cards (advertising)
Subjects
High Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
New York City (New York state)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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