Trade Card for Sweet Pea Seeds, D.M. Ferry & Company, 1889

Summary

Advertisers used trade cards to sell goods and services and new color printing techniques increased their appeal during the late 19th century. Americans enjoyed and often saved the vibrant little advertisements added to product packages or distributed by local merchants. This trade card from D.M. Ferry & Co. features a colorful image of Sweet Pea flowers with additional educational information on the back.

Advertisers used trade cards to sell goods and services and new color printing techniques increased their appeal during the late 19th century. Americans enjoyed and often saved the vibrant little advertisements added to product packages or distributed by local merchants. This trade card from D.M. Ferry & Co. features a colorful image of Sweet Pea flowers with additional educational information on the back.

Artifact

Trade card

Date Made

1889

Subject Date

1889

Creators

Calvert Lithographing Co. (Detroit, Mich.) 

D.M. Ferry & Co. 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

Product made by D.M. Ferry & Company, Detroit, Michigan. Card lithographed by Calvert Lithographing Company, Detroit, Michigan.

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

57.118.46

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography
Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 5.75 in

Width: 3.5 in

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