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MS Thr 786

American advertising trade cards, 1877-1887: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 786
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: American advertising trade cards,
Date(s): 1877-1887 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Trade cards advertising various American products and services in the late 19th-century.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music (Harvard Theatre Collection).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

American Advertising Trade Cards, 1877-1887 (MS Thr 786). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Trade cards were small printed sheets, and later cards, bearing tradesmen's advertisements, often including an engraved illustration; produced from the 17th through the 19th-century.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of company or by title.

Scope and Contents

Illustrated 19th-century trade cards, advertising various American products and services, such as soaps, tobacco products, a dental office, boat trips, and others.

General

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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