Trade card for Sapolio's kitchen soap for steel and metals, 1877-1885

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1877-1885

Location Note

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

GUSN

GUSN-190958

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Description

This image employs racist stereotypes. This trade card promotes Sapolio kitchen soap manufactured by Enoch Morgan's Sons. A domestic watches two women polishing utensils. A large fork and knife bookend the image.

Details

Descriptive Terms

racial discrimination
domestics
soap (organic material)
kitchens
place knives
place forks
cleaning
steel (alloy)
cookware
trade cards (advertising)

Additional Identification Number

Project number HNE0100

Physical Description

1 trade card : chromolithograph

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.01.021.02.04.031

Places

New England (United States) [general region]

Record Details

Originator

Enoch Morgan's Sons (Manufacturer)

Material Type

trade cards (advertising)

Subjects

African American boys
Sapolio kitchen soap (Brand name)

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