Trade Card for John Kelly's Fine Shoes, 1870-1890

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 is for John Kelly's Fine Shoes.

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 is for John Kelly's Fine Shoes.

Artifact

Trade card

Date Made

1870-1890

Subject Date

1870-1890

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.0.541.1100

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 4.75 in

Width: 3 in

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