Trade card for Henry Mayo & Co., minced codfish, Boston, Mass., undated

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

GUSN

GUSN-190082

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Description

The full color trade card advertises minced codfish, canned by Henry Mayo & Co. of Boston, Massachusetts. A caricature of a cook wearing a red and white striped toque is hauling a cod fish on his back. The fish is as long as he is tall. The card also includes the following ditty: "Of all the odd fish, the minced codfish, is the best ever caught on a hook: it eats well and cooks well, tastes well and looks well, and never goes back on the cook."

Details

Descriptive Terms

advertising
business (commercial function)
canneries
caricatures
trade cards (advertising)

Physical Description

1 trade card

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.01.046.02.01.037

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Henry Mayo & Co. (Boston, Mass.) (Owner)

Material Type

trade cards (advertising)

Subjects

cod (fish)

Accruals Note

W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 98.

Description Level

Item