Trade cards for J. & P. Coats' Thread, location unknown, 1881

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1881

GUSN

GUSN-268093

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Description

The card verso has a table with sewing machine brands and the corresponding Coats' needle and thread numbers. A man and woman recline on a beach under an umbrella in the card image. The image caption reads "Choose the best shade." The 1881 copyright is attributed to A.S. March & Co., Boston.

Details

Descriptive Terms

advertising
business (commercial function)
sewing (process)
thread
trade cards (advertising)

Physical Description

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

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.01.102.04.03.015

Image Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Greg Smart, October 2000.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

trade cards (advertising)

Subjects

Notions (Merchandise)

Description Level

Item