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Trade card, Lord & Field, wholesale and retail dealers in German and French fancy goods, No. 3 Union House, Main Street, Springfield, Mass.

EP003.002.008 (RS276681)

Description

Text on the card verso reads "Zephyr worsteds and all materials for embroidery, hosiery, gloves, threads, needles, pins, tapes, purse twist, steel beads and trimmings together with a large assortment of fancy goods." Union House was a hotel built in 1846 according to the Springfield Daily Republican. In 1847 U.S. President James Polk stayed in the hotel for one night with his entourage which included Secretary of State and future president James Buchanan. Rented stores were on the first floor of the property.

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Details

Collection Name
Trade card albums collection
Collection Code
EP003
Dates
ca. 1851
Physical Description
1 trade card : illustration ; 2 3/4 x 4 inches
Dimensions
2 3/4x 4(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Anonymous donor 2001.
GUSN
319809
Reference Code
EP003.002.008

Record details

Other People
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849
Descriptive Terms
advertising
business (commercial function)
hotels (public accommodations)
presidents
stores
Material Type
business cards
Places
Springfield (Hampden County, Massachusetts)

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