Trade card, Lord & Field, wholesale and retail dealers in German and French fancy goods, No. 3 Union House, Main Street, Springfield, Mass.

Date

ca. 1851

GUSN

GUSN-319809

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Description

Text on the card verso reads "Zephyr worsteds and all materials for embroidery, hosiery, gloves, threads, needles, pins, tapes, purse twist, steel beads and trimmings together with a large assortment of fancy goods." Union House was a hotel built in 1846 according to the Springfield Daily Republican. In 1847 U.S. President James Polk stayed in the hotel for one night with his entourage which included Secretary of State and future president James Buchanan. Rented stores were on the first floor of the property.

Details

Descriptive Terms

advertising
business (commercial function)
stores
hotels (public accommodations)
presidents
business cards

Physical Description

1 trade card : illustration ; 2 3/4 x 4 inches

Collection Code

EP003

Collection Name

Trade card albums collection

Reference Code

EP003.002.008

Image Dimensions

2 3/4 x 4 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Anonymous donor 2001.

Places

Springfield (Hampden County, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

business cards

Other People

Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

Description Level

Item