Trade card for E.G. Higgins & Co., art wall papers, 284 Main Street, Worcester, Mass., undated

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Location Note

Ephemera: Trade Cards and Advertisements: Wallpaper (Greg Smart)

GUSN

GUSN-195495

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Description

The trade card for the art wallpapers of E. G. Higgins & Co. at 284 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts features elaborate floral and geometric patterns. A woman in Greek-style attire reclines on an armchair near a column and a large flower pot. A bird that appears to be a heron stands among reeds on the shore of a body of water. Elon Galusha Higgins learned the wallpaper trade in 1847, eventually started his own business, and built the concern into a large wholesale and retail firm. He moved his company to 284 Main Street in 1880 and incorporated as E. G. Higgins and Company in 1893.

Details

Descriptive Terms

moldings (object components)
wallpapers
shades (coverings)
heron
Arts and Crafts (movement)
advertising
business (commercial function)
trade cards (advertising)
ephemera
advertisements

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000608
AccessID 840
Other identifier HNEDID-000608

Physical Description

1 trade card ; 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.01.123.01.01.005

Date Notes

1880-1890

Image Dimensions

2 3/4 x 4 1/2 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Purchased from Greg Smart, 2000.

Places

Worcester (Worcester county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

E.G. Higgins & Co. (manufacturer)

Material Type

trade cards (advertising)
ephemera
advertisements

Other People

Higgins, Elon Galusha

Other Organizations

Photo-Electrotype Co. (Boston, Mass.)

Subjects

Main Street (Worcester, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Ephemera: Trade Cards and Advertisements: Wallpaper (Greg Smart)