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[Advertisement for Mrs.Potts' Cold Handle Sad Iron, with image of Chinese laundry worker : trade card]

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Advertiser:
Enterprise Mfg. Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Subject:
Mrs. Potts' Cold Handle Iron
Physical description:
Ink on paper, 4-1/4" x 2-7/8"
1 item
Culture:
Chinese
Type:
Trade cards
Date:
1880
1900
Undated
1880-1890
19th century
Summary:
Recto: Chinese figure with long queue is shown dancing while holding an iron. Text at right: "Melican man muchee smart Dennis / Kinrey no goodee / Mrs. Potts' muchee / goodee China / man can iron / two shirtee all / same one shirtee / make two dollar all / same one dollar." Verso: text with illustration advertising Mrs. Potts' Cold Handle Sad Iron, with list of advantages. In lower right: "For sale by / Hoitt, Rugg & Co., / No. 53 Oliver Street, Boston." In this cartoon illustration, the product is shown as advantageous to the Chinese laundry, whereas other new products of the same period, such as celluloid collars, were advertised as ways of putting Chinese laundries out of business. Nevertheless, this illustration uses a stereotypical image.
Cite as:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, ca. 1724-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Irons (Pressing)
Stereotypes (Social psychology)
Laundry
Caricatures and cartoons
Wit and humor
Local number:
AC0060-0000084-01.tif (AC Scan Nos.)
AC0060-0000084-02.tif (AC Scan Nos.)
See more items in:
Laundry machinery and accessories series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Laundry machinery and accessories (series) circa 1809-1940 [Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969]
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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