Boston area trade and greeting cards scrapbook

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

GUSN

GUSN-273946

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Description

This nicely bound scrapbook contains approximately 70 illustrated trade cards interspersed with greeting cards and sayings. Trade cards are from Boston area suppliers of domestic items such as sewing threads, soaps, toys, gloves, breakfast cereals, jewelry, millinery, confectionery, patent rememdies, watches and sewing machines. Merchants recognizable today are J. & P. Coats, White Sewing Machine Co., Jordan Marsh and Whitman's Confectioners. Many of the cards include endearing images of children and animals. No dates accompany this collection but would appear to be from the late nineteenth century.

Details

Descriptive Terms

greeting cards
trade cards (advertising)
scrapbooks

Physical Description

One scrapbook; 7 x 8 1/2 inches, about 20 pages of trade and greeting cards.

Collection Code

MS004

Collection Name

Scrapbooks collection

Date of Acquisition

1980

Reference Code

MS004.005

Date Notes

late 19th century

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles Carey, 1980

Record Details

Material Type

scrapbooks

Description Level

Item

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

This nicely bound scrapbook contains approximately 70 illustrated trade cards interspersed with greeting cards and sayings. Trade cards are from Boston area suppliers of domestic items such as sewing threads, soaps, toys, gloves, breakfast cereals, jewelry, millinery, confectionery, patent rememdies, watches and sewing machines. Merchants recognizable today are J. & P. Coats, White Sewing Machine Co., Jordan Marsh and Whitman's Confectioners. Many of the cards include endearing images of children and animals. No dates accompany this collection but would appear to be from the late nineteenth century.