Trade Card for Acorn Stoves and Ranges by Rathbone, Sard & Co. 1887-1908

Summary

In the last third of the nineteenth century, an unprecedented variety of consumer goods and services flooded the American market. Advertisers bombarded potential customers with trade cards. Americans enjoyed and saved the often illustrated little advertisements found in product packages or distributed by local merchants. Many survive as historical records of commercialism in the United States.

In the last third of the nineteenth century, an unprecedented variety of consumer goods and services flooded the American market. Advertisers bombarded potential customers with trade cards. Americans enjoyed and saved the often illustrated little advertisements found in product packages or distributed by local merchants. Many survive as historical records of commercialism in the United States.

Artifact

Trade card (Advertising)

Date Made

1887-1908

Creators

Rathbone, Sard & Company 

W. F. Janeway Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, Albany 

United States, Ohio, Barnesville 

Creator Notes

Unknown printer made for retailer W. F. Janeway, Barnesville, Ohio. Stoves manufactured by Rathbone, Sard & Co., Albany, New York.

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

90.0.281.212

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 5.25 in

Width: 3.25 in

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