Monday, 12 October 2015

Trade Cards - part 5

R. H. Macy & Co, New York
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 5 of a 6-part series on Trade Cards. For other examples see part 1 - 4 also.


People's Tea Co.

Peter Hendersen & Co. Bouquet Collection of Roses

Phenix Insurance (die-cut) front

Phenix Insurance (die-cut) back

Philip Conway, Jr., Practical Shirt Maker, Philadelphia

Philip Conway, Jr., Practical Shirt Maker, Philadelphia

Pillsbury's Flour

Quaker Oats

Quaker Oats

Rex Brand, Omaha, Nebraska (die-cut and folded) outside front and back

Rex Brand, Omaha, Nebraska (die-cut and folded) inside

Rex Brand, Omaha, Nebraska (die-cut)

Rice's Seeds

Ricksecker's Dentaroma

Rough on Rats

Rumford Chemical Works, Providence, RI

Russell, Morgan & Co. Label Manufacturers, Cincinnati

Russell, Morgan & Co. Label Manufacturers, Cincinnati

Russell, Morgan & Co. Label Manufacturers, Cincinnati

Russell, Morgan & Co. Label Manufacturers, Cincinnati

Russell, Morgan & Co. Label Manufacturers, Cincinnati

Rutland Lining for Stoves

S. L. George, Waterton, NY

S. Packard & Co.

Sanford's Camphor Ice

Santa Claus Soap (die-cut)

Sapolio (die-cut)

Scott's Emulsion

Scott's Emulsion


Seeley Brothers Fine Varnishes and Enamel Oil Finish

Seven Barks

Sing Chong Company Inc. San Francisco

Soapine

Soapine

Solar Tip Shoes

Souder & Bright, Columbus, Ohio

St, Jacobs Oil

Standard Fire Insurance Company 1880

Standard Screw Fastened Shoes

Standard Screw Fastened Shoes

Stark Brothers, Milwaukee

Sterling Stoves

Stern & Sonneborn, Paterson, NJ

Strong, Brooklyn, NY

Sunshine Publishing Company (Trade Cards), Philadelphia, PA

Syrup of Figs

T. J. Lucas

Tea Plant

The Alden Fruit Vinegar

The Domestic Sewing Machine Co.

The Huntingdon Piano Company, Shelton, Connecticut (die-cut) front

The Huntingdon Piano Company, Shelton, Connecticut (die-cut) back

The Ithaca Organ

The Singer MFG Co., NY

The Singer MFG Co., NY

The Sterling Company, Derby, Connecticut (die-cut) front

The Sterling Company, Derby, Connecticut (die-cut) back

The United Brand Shirts (die-cut with moving part) see below

The United Brand Shirts (die-cut with moving part)


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