Trade Card for Heinz, Noble & Co., circa 1872

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

circa 1872

Subject Date

circa 1872

Creators

Heinz, Noble & Company 

A. Hani & Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh 

Creator Notes

Advertised products made by Heinz, Noble & Co. Card lithographed by A. Hani & Co. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

53.41.2092

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of H.J. Heinz Co.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Dimensions

Height: 4.625 in

Width: 2.5 in

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