Mercantile Library Building, Mercantile Library Association, 32 Summer Street, Boston, Mass., undated

Description

The Mercantile Library offers books, literary activities and entertainments to its members. Text on the card reads "The Association, the oldest of its kind in the country, was organized March 11, 1820; and, with the exception of the Public Library and Athenaeum, the Mercantile Library is the largest circulating library in Boston."

Details

Descriptive Terms

advertising
business (commercial function)
libraries (buildings)
trade cards (advertising)

Physical Description

1 trade card ; 4 x 5 1/2 inches

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.01.013.04.01.002

Image Dimensions

4 x 5 1/2 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Mercantile Library Association (Boston, Mass.) (Publisher)

Material Type

trade cards (advertising)

Other Organizations

Boston Public Library
Boston Athenaeum

Subjects

Subscription libraries
Summer Street (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item