Trade Card for the Toledo Business College, Matthew H. Davis, 1881-1894

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

1881-1894

Subject Date

1881-1894

Creators

Toledo Business College 

Davis, Matthew H. 

Place of Creation

United States, Ohio, Toledo 

Creator Notes

Matthew H. Davis was principal and proprietor of the Toledo Business College.

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

90.0.281.256

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Dimensions

Height: 3.25 in

Width: 5.5 in

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