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[Flip card with two images of a Chinese laundry : trade card]

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Advertiser:
Waterproof Linen
Physical description:
Ink on paper, 5-3/8" x 3-1/8"
1 item
Culture:
Chinese
Type:
Trade cards
Date:
1880
1890
19th century
Notes:
In Box 16, Folder 1.
Summary:
Image sequence on a single folded card, of Caucasian man and Chinese laundry proprietor. In first image, the Chinese man admonishes the customer about his unpaid bill. When the card is unfolded, a second image shows the customer demonstrating that his celluloid collar doesn't need to be laundered. Each picture has a dialogue caption; the customer seems contemptuous of the Chinese man, whose bill he has not paid. Text on verso: "Waterproof Linen, / Patented. / Ladies' and Gents' / Cuffs, Collars, & Bosoms..."
Cite as:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1724-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Celluloid--Collars
Laundry
Collars
Celluloid
Racism
Local number:
AC0060-0000073-1; AC0060-0000073-2 (AC Scan Nos.)
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1724-1977
Men's clothing (series) circa 1829-1971 [Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969]
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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