Trade card for P.B. Robinson fine boots and shoes, Lawrence, Mass., undated

Description

A trade card for Phineas B. Robinson, a maker of fine boots and shoes, located at 221 Essex Street in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He served as a city alderman in 1880 and also acted as an agent for the Florence Sewing Machine Company. The image on the card, entitled "La Musique", presents a young flautist dressed in 18th-century attire, including a powdered wig, playing from a score on a music stand. The entwined initials, A. C. or C. A., appear in the lower left corner of the card.

Details

Descriptive Terms

boots
shoes (footwear)
shoemakers
flutists
flutes (aerophones)
footwear
trade cards (advertising)
chromolithographs
advertisements

Additional Identification Number

Digital ID 000400

Physical Description

1 trade card

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.01.023.07.01.002

Places

Lawrence (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Robinson, Phineas B. (Cobbler)

Material Type

trade cards (advertising)
chromolithographs
advertisements

Subjects

Essex Street (Lawrence, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

Sources


Lawrence city directory, 1881, p. 257.
"The Lawrence Gazetteer", 1895, p. 13.