Trade card for Centennial Safety Oil, Maverick Oil Company, 61 1/2 Broad Street, Boston, Mass., undated

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

GUSN

GUSN-194446

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Description

The card is illustrated with two images: one is dated 1776 with a man struggling to read a paper by the light of a fire, the second is dated 1880 and features a family sitting around a table, lit by oil lamp, reading, doing handiwork, and playing with ease. The product won the Highest Premium at the 1878 Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association Fair.

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil lamps
safety lamps
fireplaces
leisure
tables (support furniture)
advertising
business (commercial function)
oil (organic material)
trade cards (advertising)

Physical Description

1 trade card

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.01.084.01.01.016

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

trade cards (advertising)

Other Organizations

Maverick Oil Company (Boston, Mass.)
Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association

Subjects

Broad Street (Boston, Mass.)

Accruals Note

Included in the Pilgrims, Patriots, and Products exhibit.

Description Level

Item