Trade Card for Men's and Boy's Clothing, Star Clothing Cooperative Co., 1880-1900

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 the Star Clothing Cooperative in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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 the Star Clothing Cooperative in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Artifact

Trade card

Date Made

1880-1900

Subject Date

1880-1900

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1430.57

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 3.25 in

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