Trade Card for Rosenbloom Brothers, Providence, Rhode Island, 1882

Summary

Business establishments during the 1870s to 1890s readily embraced illustrations of popular holidays to market their goods and services. Taking advantage of new color printing methods, companies placed these small trade cards in their product packages or sent them to local merchants to distribute. For advertising during the spring, they used images symbolic of the season, such as flowers, eggs, children, birds, and rabbits.

Business establishments during the 1870s to 1890s readily embraced illustrations of popular holidays to market their goods and services. Taking advantage of new color printing methods, companies placed these small trade cards in their product packages or sent them to local merchants to distribute. For advertising during the spring, they used images symbolic of the season, such as flowers, eggs, children, birds, and rabbits.

Artifact

Trade card

Date Made

1882

Creators

Rosenbloom Brothers (Firm) 

Harrison, James 

Place of Creation

United States, Rhode Island, Providence 

Creator Notes

Lithographed by James Harrison. Distributed by Rosenbloom Brothers, Providence, Rhode Island

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

90.0.281.245

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3 in

Width: 4.25 in

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