Trade Card for Halladay Windmills, U.S. Wind Engine & Pump Co., 1870-1900

Summary

In the last third of the nineteenth century, an unprecedented variety of consumer goods and services flooded the American market. Advertisers bombarded potential customers with trade cards. Americans enjoyed and saved the often illustrated 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 bombarded potential customers with trade cards. Americans enjoyed and saved the often illustrated 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 (Advertising)

Date Made

1870-1900

Subject Date

1870-1900

Creators

U.S. Wind Engine & Pump Co. 

Rhoads, W. G. 

Rand McNally and Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Illinois, Batavia 

United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 

United States, Illinois, Chicago 

Creator Notes

Product manufactured by the U.S. Wind Engine & Pump Co. (Batavia, Illinois). Sold by W. G. Rhoads (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Card published by Rand McNally and Company (Chicago, Illinois).

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

90.0.281.275

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3 in

Width: 4 in

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