Trade card for Kirchberg & Keenan, manufacturers of and dealers in parlor, chamber and dining room suits and all kinds of furniture, 213, 215 & 217 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, undated

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

GUSN

GUSN-170031

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Description

In the card verso image a woman servant, holding a bowl of tomatoes, stands in a dining room to serve a woman and man with the caption: "Indade, Ma'am, an I'll not take off another stitch, if I lose me place." According to "Hungering for America", this image had an anti-Irish intention and Biddy was a diminutive for the name Bridget. The image was used for other businesses, such as Atwood & Eldried Merchant's Café, located at 17 Essex Street, Boston.

Details

Descriptive Terms

domestics
dining rooms
furniture
servants
advertising
business (commercial function)
trade cards (advertising)

Additional Identification Number

Digital ID 000233

Physical Description

1 trade card ; 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.01.050.02.01.01.001

Image Dimensions

4 3/4 x 3 1/4 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Detroit (Wayne county, Michigan)

Record Details

Originator

Kirchberg & Keenan Furniture (Manufacturer)

Material Type

trade cards (advertising)

Subjects

Irish Americans
prejudices
tomatoes

Variant Title

How Biddy served the tomatoes undressed

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

Sources


Diner, Hasia R. "Hungering for America", p. 116-118.
Leake, Paul. "History of Detroit", p. 789-790.