Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Trade Cards - part 3

H. O'Neill & Co., New York  (die-cut)
Victorian trade cards became an early form of collectible advertising, particularly in the United States. Popularised after the Civil war by businesses, they offer a colourful and diverse look at popular culture and society in the late 1800s.

The advent of lithography in the 1870s made it possible to mass-produce them in colour, leading to a golden age from 1876 to the early 1900s, when halftone printed newspaper and magazine advertisements became more economical.

Trade cards typically had a picture on one side and an advertisement on the other.

This is part 3 of a 6-part series on Trade Cards. For other examples see part 1 and 2 also.

Edward Kakas & Sons, Boston, MA 1877

Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer (die-cut and folded) front

Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer (die-cut and folded) open

Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer (die-cut and folded) inside

Enameline Modern Stove Polish (die-cut) front

Enameline Modern Stove Polish (die-cut) back

Estey Organ Co., Brattleboro, VT (die-cut)

Expectorant of Dr. D. Jayne

Eyre & Spottiswoode printers (folded card - outside)

Eyre & Spottiswoode printers (folded card - inside) 

N.K. Fairbank & Co., Chicago, IL (Fairbank's Cottolene)

Foster's Men's Gloves

Frank C. Goodale, Lowell (Druggist)

Frank Miller's Crown Dressing (die-cut)

Frear's Troy Bazaar

Fritz Thies, Denver, Co (Liquors Cigars)

Fred G. Kingsman & Co., Augusta, ME ("Fuller" Drug Store)

G. V. S. Quackenbush & Co.

G. V. S. Quackenbush & Co.

Geo. DuBois and Co., Utica, NY (die-cut)

Geo. G. Burbank, Worcester

Geo. H. Couch, Bridgeport, Connecticut (Fine Shoes)

Geo. Watson & Co., Newark, NJ (Clothiers)


Gordon & Dilworth Manufacturers, New York

Grant Clothiers 1887

Grosh's Pharmacy, West Philadelphia, PA (die-cut)

H, O. Ryerson & Co. soaps (die-cut)

H. H. Maupin, Woodlawn, Missouri (Dr. D. Jayne's Expectorant)

H.J. Tenney & Co. (die-cut)

Haines & Co. Pianos, Rochester, NY (die-cut)

Halls, Philadelphia, PA (Dry Goods)

Harris Bros. Tobacco & Cigars, San Francisco

Hecker-Jones-Jewell Milling Company, New York (Jones Superlative Flour) die-cut - front

Hecker-Jones-Jewell Milling Company, New York (Jones Superlative Flour) die-cut - back

Hill Brothers, New York 1885

Hoffman & Maurer's (Notions, Fancy Goods and Picture Frames)

Hood's Pills (die-cut)

Hood's Sarsaparilla

Hood's Sarsaparilla (die-cut)

Hood's Sarsaparilla (die-cut)

Horsford's Acid Phosphate

Household Sewing Machine Co.

Howe Scales

Hoyt's German Cologne (die-cut)

The image on the card below seems to feature James Madison, the fourth President of the United States (1809-1817). See the contemporary engraving below the trade card:

Irvin's Shoe Store, Newark, NJ

J. & P. Coates Cotton

J. & P. Coates Cotton

J. & P. Coates Cotton

J. & P. Coates Cotton

J. & P. Coates Cotton

J. & P. Coates Cotton

J. & P. Coates Cotton

J. Estey & Co. Organs. Brattleboro, Vermont

J. H. Dudley & Co.

J. J. Estes' Holiday Goods

J. P. Jones, Baltimore (die-cut)

J. R.Hall, Newport, VT (die-cut)

J. Rothschild, New York (die-cut) front

J. Rothschild, New York (die-cut) back

J. S. Thomson & Co. Printers, Chicago

J. W. Chamberlain, Salem, MA

J. W. Le Maistre, Philadelphia, PA

J.J. Lamberts, New York (die-cut)

Jennie Stamley (die-cut)

John D. Cutter & Co.

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