Trade Card for Triumph Corn Planter with Pumpkin Seed Attachment, A. C. Kent Company, circa 1885

Summary

Pumpkins and corn are good companion crops in the garden, as the large pumpkin leaves limit weed growth and keep soil moist. This humorous trade card conveys several important selling points--that the planter was easy to use, that pumpkins were a product that could be sold directly to customers, and that they could also be used for livestock feed.

Pumpkins and corn are good companion crops in the garden, as the large pumpkin leaves limit weed growth and keep soil moist. This humorous trade card conveys several important selling points--that the planter was easy to use, that pumpkins were a product that could be sold directly to customers, and that they could also be used for livestock feed.

Artifact

Trade card

Date Made

circa 1885

Subject Date

circa 1885

Creators

A.C. Kent Company 

Samuel Fox (Firm) 

Sies & Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Wisconsin, Janesville 

United States, Michigan, Grand Rapids 

United States, New York, Buffalo 

Creator Notes

Advertised products manufactured by A.C. Kent Company, Janesville, Wisconsin, and sold by Samuel Fox of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Card printed by Sies & Co., Buffalo, New York.

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1430.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. James R. Murphy

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.25 in

Width: 5.5 in

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