Trade card for Excelsior metal polish, as advertised by the manufacturer's agents Holway, Wright and Miner, 1880-1890

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1880-1890

Location Note

Library and Archives: Advertisements: Trade Cards: Cleaning: Household Soaps and Polishes

GUSN

GUSN-190949

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Description

This image employs racist stereotypes. This trade card promotes Excelsior metal polish manufactured by Walpole Emery Mills. The illustration depicts a woman cleaning a cooking pot before using Excelsior, and the same woman surrounded by gleaming pots after using the polish.

Details

Descriptive Terms

racial discrimination
metal
polish (coating)
pots (containers)
pans (containers)
coffeepots
forks (flatware)
spoons
cookware
trade cards (advertising)

Additional Identification Number

Project number HNE0097

Physical Description

1 trade card : chromolithograph

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.01.021.02.04.030

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Walpole Emery Mills (Manufacturer)

Material Type

trade cards (advertising)

Other Organizations

Holway, Wright & Miner
Schultz & Harrington Lith.

Subjects

African American women

Accruals Note

Included in the Boston African Americana Project.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Library and Archives: Advertisements: Trade Cards: Cleaning: Household Soaps and Polishes