Trade Card for H.J. Heinz Company, "Going Mamma's Errands," circa 1905

Summary

As color printing gained momentum in the late 19th century, trade cards became a major means for advertising goods and services. Americans enjoyed and often saved these little advertisements found in product packages or distributed by local merchants. Trade cards for the H.J. Heinz Company, like the one seen here, promoted its pickled foods, preserves and condiments.

As color printing gained momentum in the late 19th century, trade cards became a major means for advertising goods and services. Americans enjoyed and often saved these little advertisements found in product packages or distributed by local merchants. Trade cards for the H.J. Heinz Company, like the one seen here, promoted its pickled foods, preserves and condiments.

Artifact

Trade card

Date Made

circa 1905

Subject Date

circa 1905

Creators

H.J. Heinz Company 

Kaufmann’s Department Store 

Place of Creation

United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh 

Creator Notes

Advertised products made by H.J. Heinz Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Retailed by Kaufmann’s, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

53.41.2101

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of H.J. Heinz Co.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 in

Width: 3.5 in

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