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Celluloid waterproof collars, cuffs, & shirt bosoms [salesman with Chinese men : trade card]

view Celluloid waterproof collars, cuffs, & shirt bosoms [salesman with Chinese men : trade card] digital asset number 1
Advertiser:
Donaldson Brothers (Five Points, New York)
Dealer:
Horne, E.C
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 4-1/2" x 3-1/8"
Culture:
Chinese
Type:
Trade cards
Date:
1880
1890
19th century
Notes:
In Box 16, Folder 1
Summary:
Caucasian salesman showing four Chinese men the new Celluloid cuffs. The Chinese men are shown with unattractive grimaces and exaggerated queues standing straight up. A box or pedestal in the right foreground is labeled, "The last / invention." The card scanned has the imprint, "For sale by / E.C. Horne, 10 Main Street." just under the image, with the Donaldson Brothers imprint below the picture border at right. Duplicate cards in the collection have the Donaldson imprint, but other dealers' rubber stamp imprints on either the recto or verso of the cards include Spear Custom Clothier, Weymouth; Lipscomb the Hatter, Worcester, Mass., etc.
Cite as:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1724-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Collars
Celluloid
Celluloid--Collars
Local number:
AC0060-0000078.tif
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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