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Collection Owner:
Bedman, John  Search this
Bedman, James  Search this
Bedman, Joseph  Search this
Bedman, Frank  Search this
Bedman, Charles  Search this
Collection Founder:
Bedman, William  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bedman Brothers Rahway, New Jersey.  Search this
Bedman Brothers  Search this
William Bedman Seed Company (Rahway, New Jersey)  Search this
Collection Investor:
Thorburn, James  Search this
Box 2
Archival materials
Trade cards
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbook of small color lithograph advertising trade cards with primarily floral imagery used to promote domestic goods and services from various companies selling such products as threads, sewing machines, seeds, clothes, and medicines. A few trade cards reflect negative stereotypes prevalent during the Victorian period.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens:
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
advertising -- United States -- Pictorial works  Search this
Victoriana  Search this
Cats  Search this
Christmas  Search this
Flowers  Search this
Fruit  Search this
Herbal medicine  Search this
Trade cards
Advertisements -- 19th century
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Bedman Brothers Company Records.
See more items in:
Bedman Brothers Company records
Bedman Brothers Company records / Series 5: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens