Trade Card for Sewing Thread, J. & P. Coats, 1880-1895

Summary

As color printing gained momentum in the late 19th century, trade cards became a major means of advertising goods and services. Americans enjoyed and often saved the little advertisements found in product packages or distributed by local merchants. This trade card advertises Six Cord Thread from J. & P. Coats Company.

As color printing gained momentum in the late 19th century, trade cards became a major means of advertising goods and services. Americans enjoyed and often saved the little advertisements found in product packages or distributed by local merchants. This trade card advertises Six Cord Thread from J. & P. Coats Company.

Artifact

Trade card

Date Made

1880-1895

Subject Date

1880-1895

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.0.541.1026

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 2.875 in

Width: 4.375 in

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