Trade card, Frank Miller's Blacking, prepared by Frank Miller & Sons, New York, New York

GUSN

GUSN-319181

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Description

Uncle Sam shaves himself by using the reflection in his boot. The American eagle scares himself when he sees his reflection in the other boot. A framed picture on the wall shows the Frank Miller factory next to the elevated railway in New York City. Text on the bureau in the image reads "Freedman's Bureau." The card verso has images of Frank Miller's improved French Backing and Crown Dressing for ladies and children's boots and shoes. Edward Henshaw is the agent at 48 High Street in Boston.

Details

Descriptive Terms

advertising
business (commercial function)
clothing
shoes (footwear)
polish (coating)
elevated railroads
trade cards (advertising)

Physical Description

1 trade card : color illustration ; 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

Collection Code

EP003

Collection Name

Trade card albums collection

Reference Code

EP003.005.001

Image Dimensions

3 1/2 x 5 1/23 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Anonymous donor 2001.

Places

New York City (New York state)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Mayer, Merkle & Ottmann (Lithographer)

Material Type

trade cards (advertising)

Other Organizations

United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands

Subjects

High Street (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item