Scrapbook; Boston area trade cards

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

ca. 1882

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-C-406

GUSN

GUSN-273947

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Description

This large "Card Album" contains a carefully arranged collection of Boston area trade cards interspersed with colorful embossed stickers and cards with sayings and biblical quotes. Included are images of famous political figures, humorous illustrations including a series of baseball terms, and trade card advertisements for soap makers, liniments, hair tonics and dyes, shirt collars and other items for domestic use. Sponsoring companies include Metropolitan Life Insurance, Clark ONT Spool Cotton Co., J. & P. Coats, and Nestles. There is a card for General Tom Thumb's Museum and a ticket to the Boston Lodge Ball dated 1882.

Details

Descriptive Terms

trade cards (advertising)
printed ephemera
baseball (field sport)
scrapbooks

Collection Code

MS004

Collection Name

Scrapbooks collection

Date of Acquisition

1927

Reference Code

MS004.006

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton, 1927

Record Details

Material Type

scrapbooks

Description Level

Item

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-C-406

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

This large "Card Album" contains a carefully arranged collection of Boston area trade cards interspersed with colorful embossed stickers and cards with sayings and biblical quotes. Included are images of famous political figures, humorous illustrations including a series of baseball terms, and trade card advertisements for soap makers, liniments, hair tonics and dyes, shirt collars and other items for domestic use. Sponsoring companies include Metropolitan Life Insurance, Clark ONT Spool Cotton Co., J. & P. Coats, and Nestles. There is a card for General Tom Thumb's Museum and a ticket to the Boston Lodge Ball dated 1882.