Trade Card for Harper & Tufts' Mail Stages, Adirondacks, New York, 1873-1874

Summary

In the last third of the nineteenth century, an unprecedented variety of consumer goods and services flooded the American market. Advertisers, armed with new methods of color printing, bombarded potential customers with trade cards. Americans enjoyed and often saved the vibrant 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, armed with new methods of color printing, bombarded potential customers with trade cards. Americans enjoyed and often saved the vibrant 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

1873-1874

Subject Date

1873-1874

Creators

Harper & Tufts 

Place of Creation

United States, New York 

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

40.485.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Whitlock's, Inc.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Dimensions

Height: 2.75 in

Width: 4.25 in

Inscriptions

Harper & Tufts' Mail Stages... Saranac and St. Regis Lakes...

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