Trade Card for Diamond Dyes Company, 1880-1890

Summary

In the last third of the nineteenth century, an unprecedented variety of consumer goods and services flooded the American market. Advertisers, armed with new methods of color printing, bombarded potential customers with trade cards. Americans enjoyed and often saved the vibrant little advertisements found in product packages or distributed by local merchants. Many survive as historical records of commercialism in the United States.

In the last third of the nineteenth century, an unprecedented variety of consumer goods and services flooded the American market. Advertisers, armed with new methods of color printing, bombarded potential customers with trade cards. Americans enjoyed and often saved the vibrant little advertisements found in product packages or distributed by local merchants. Many survive as historical records of commercialism in the United States.

Artifact

Trade card

Date Made

1880-1890

Subject Date

1880-1890

Creators

Brown, Allen 

Diamond Dyes Company (Burlington, Vt.) 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, Minaville 

United States, Vermont, Burlington 

Creator Notes

Product manufactured by Diamond Dyes Company, Burlington, Vermont, and sold by Allen Brown, Minaville, New York.

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.0.541.413

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography
Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 5.25 in

Width: 3.5 in