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Off for China [trade card]

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Advertiser:
Donaldson Brothers (Five Points, New York)
Physical description:
Ink on paper, 2-1/2 x 5-1/2"
1 item
Culture:
Chinese
Type:
Trade cards
Date:
1890
19th century
Notes:
In Box 16, Folder 1.
Summary:
Donaldson Brothers imprint at bottom of one card, but another does not carry it (imprint does not show in the copy which was scanned). Donaldson Brothers card also has advertising text on verso, along with a rubber stamp imprint from Moore & Smith, Watertown, N.Y. Illustration shows Chinese men boarding boats, one with sail marked "off for China," while Caucasian men wearing white shirts with celluloid cuffs and collars swim in the ocean. Caption at bottom: "No more washee washee, Melican man wear celluloid collar and cuff." The implication is that celluloid would put Chinese laundries out of business, forcing Chinese immigrants to return to China.
Cite as:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1724-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Laundry
Collars
Celluloid
Emigration and immigration
Celluloid--Collars
Racism
Local number:
AC0060-0000081.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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