Severy trade card scrapbook

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-C0102

GUSN

GUSN-283579

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Description

This album, entitled "Scrap Book," contanis hundreds of colorfully illustrated trade cards for New England businesses such as soap makers, stationers, fancy goods, and manufactureres of pianos, furniture and other domestic goods. Peabody's in Salem; G.P. Brown in Beverly; Providence Furniture Company; and R.H. White in Boston are well represented. Also of not are cards from D.T. Burrell, Photo. Artist, in Brockton. Often these cards are issued in sets conveying a sequence of events designed to entertain. Many cards depict children in costume; quite a few have titles in French. Other entries include holiday greting cards, images of animals, birds and flowers. Many have an Asain theme and there are several illustrating board and card games.

Details

Descriptive Terms

trade cards (advertising)
children (people by age group)
board games (activities)
scrapbooks

Physical Description

One scrapbook; 9 x 12 inches

Collection Code

MS004

Collection Name

Scrapbooks collection

Date of Acquisition

2006

Reference Code

MS004.049

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Severy, Dec. 2006

Record Details

Material Type

scrapbooks

Description Level

Item

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-C0102