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John and Jane Adams Trade Card Collection, 1875-1915 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: John and Jane Adams Trade Card Collection, 1875-1915Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Adams Trade Card Collection

Extent: 0.67 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of product. Within each folder, cards are arranged alphabetically by name of product advertised. There is a "Miscellaneous Products" folder found at the end of the collection which houses cards not readily categorizeable. Cards that do not advertise a product, but were rather meant to serve as advertising for a business, are housed in the "Individual Businesses" folder.

When a count appears in parentheses after a product listing in the finding aid (i.e., Union Sewing Machine (10)), this denotes that there are ten different cards advertising the Union Sewing Machine. There are no duplicate cards in the collection.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1989

Subjects: Adams, Jane Ford--Art collections, Adams, John R., 1900-1994--Art collections, Advertising cards--Private collections--California--San Diego, Advertising cards--Specimens, Advertising cards--United States--Specimens

Forms of Material: Digital Records, Ephemera

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A variety of products are advertised in the collection. All trade cards in the collection are American except two French cards which can be found in the "Miscellaneous Products" folder.

This collection has been digitized: http://ibase.sdsu.edu/index.php?a=ViewItem&i=531

Biographical Note

Trade cards, also known as advertising cards, were wildly popular collectibles in the latter half of the nineteenth century as consumer culture took over America. Advertising a huge variety of manufactured goods in bright chromolithographed colors, trade cards were produced by advertisers to encourage recognition of brand names and to stimulate demand for the products advertised. Though trade cards sometimes feature rather generic Victorian images of flowers or birds, these attractive pieces of ephemera often feature comic little vignettes with punchy slogans, or instructions for catchy games to be played using the card. Some are die-cut, and some have folding or moveable pieces--features that surely made great fun for their collectors. Trade cards were often issued in series to emphasize their collectible aspect, and this collection has many representatives from various series; for example, McLaughlin's Coffee "War Ship" series, or Arbuckle's "States" series.

Trade cards often contain a separate advertisement for the local seller of the product, usually on the verso of the card.

A huge variety of social and cultural topics are open for study using trade cards. Depictions of women and femininity, domesticity and the American home, advertising methods and consumerism, social mores, race relations, humor--all are made tangible in this type of American ephemera.

Subject/Index Terms

Adams, Jane Ford--Art collections
Adams, John R., 1900-1994--Art collections
Advertising cards--Private collections--California--San Diego
Advertising cards--Specimens
Advertising cards--United States--Specimens

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: These materials are in the public domain. However, the nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Separated Materials: These materials were separated from the unprocessed John and Jane Adams Ephemera Collection, Box 6 (Advertisements).

Related Materials:

John and Jane Adams Greeting Card Collection

John and Jane Adams Autograph Album Collection

John and Jane Adams Postcard Collection

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, John and Jane Adams Trade Card Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Other URL: http://ibase.sdsu.edu/index.php?a=ViewItem&i=531


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: ClothingAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Optimates CorsetsAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Smith's Clinch Back SuspendersAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Topsy HosieryAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Dr. Warner's Coraline CorsetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Farm Implements and SuppliesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Avery PlantersAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Burchard and Oswald HarnessesAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Gibbs' Imperial Plows (2)Add to your cart.
Item 4: Studebaker Brothers Carriages and WagonsAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Terry's Scissors and ShearsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: FoodAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Alden Fruit VinegarAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Arm and Hammer Baking Soda (2)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Central Milling Company Roller Process FlourAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Dunham's CocoanutAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Ghirardelli's Milk Chocolate (2)Add to your cart.
Item 6: German Yeast CompanyAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Heinz 57 VarietiesAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Kellogg's Toasted Corn FlakesAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Moerlein's BeerAdd to your cart.
Item 10: N. K. Fairbanks Lard (10)Add to your cart.
Item 11: Old Dominion YeastAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Professor Horsford's Phosphatic Baking PowderAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Individual BusinessesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Samuel Chatfield, Asst. Manager, Kennedy Revolving HarrowAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Continental Insurance Co. of New YorkAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Harry Deakin's Academy of MusicAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Ehrich's (New York City)Add to your cart.
Item 5: W. R. Fish Spice Mills, Topeka, KS (5)Add to your cart.
Item 6: Furman's Shoe House, Topeka KSAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Golden Eagle Clothing House, Topeka KSAdd to your cart.
Item 8: S. Gross Dry Goods, Franklin, KYAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Greenwald and Co. One Price Clothing House, Topeka, KSAdd to your cart.
Item 10: James B. Hayden, Jeweler, Topeka, KSAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Wm. Hall Jenkins, Notary Public, Topeka, KSAdd to your cart.
Item 12: A. S. Kent Watches, Jewelry, and Silverware, Nickerson, KS (3)Add to your cart.
Item 13: A. F. Nitting and Co. Fine Clothing and Tailor, Chicago, ILAdd to your cart.
Item 14: H. L. Niedringhaus, Furniture, St. Louis, MOAdd to your cart.
Item 15: Reynolds Brothers Celebrated Fine Shoes, Utica, NYAdd to your cart.
Item 16: John S. Rhodes, Topeka, KSAdd to your cart.
Item 17: George A. Rick and Bro. FurnitureAdd to your cart.
Item 18: Plano Mfg. Co., Plano, ILAdd to your cart.
Item 19: L. Prang and Co. Art and Education Publishers, Boston, MAAdd to your cart.
Item 20: Mrs. Slosson's Fancy Goods StandAdd to your cart.
Item 21: "The Popular" Shoe Store, Omaha, NEAdd to your cart.
Item 22: Topeka Parlor Furniture, Topeka, KSAdd to your cart.
Item 23: The Domestic S. M. Co., A. H. Turner, Chanute, KSAdd to your cart.
Item 24: Tucker's Best Groceries, Harlem, NYAdd to your cart.
Item 25: Union Pacific Tea Co, Amsterdam, NYAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Medicines/TonicsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Ayer's Cherry PectoralAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Ayer's SarsaparillaAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Borg's Sure Cure Pepsin and Bismuth Chewing GumAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Brown's Popular Medicines (2)Add to your cart.
Item 5: Burdock Blood BittersAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Congress BittersAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Dr. Hedges' Pulmonic Life BalsamAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Dr. Jackson's Syrup of Wild Cherry and LungwortAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Dr. Jackson's Root and Herb CordialAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Dr. Jayne's Tonic VermifugeAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Dr. Jayne's ExpectorantAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Dr. Marshall's Lung SyrupAdd to your cart.
Item 13: Dr. C. D. Warner's White Wine of Tar SyrupAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Eilert's Extract of Tar and Wild CherryAdd to your cart.
Item 15: Humphrey's Witch Hazel OilAdd to your cart.
Item 16: Mennen's Borated Talcum Toilet PowderAdd to your cart.
Item 17: Perry Davis' Pain-KillerAdd to your cart.
Item 18: Papillon Skin CureAdd to your cart.
Item 19: Parker's TonicAdd to your cart.
Item 20: Scott's Emulsion (2)Add to your cart.
Item 21: Tarrant's Seltzer AperientAdd to your cart.
Item 22: Webb's NeuralineAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Perfumes/ColognesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Austen's Forest Flower Cologne (2)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Hoyt's German Cologne (7)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Lazell's Unrivalled PerfumesAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Fleming Brothers Mikado CologneAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Dr. Price's Locust BudsAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Read's Grand Duchess CologneAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Stollwerck's CologneAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Sewing MachinesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Domestic Sewing MachineAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Household Sewing Machines Co.Add to your cart.
Item 3: New Home Sewing Machines (5)Add to your cart.
Item 4: Leader Sewing MachineAdd to your cart.
Item 5: New Royal Sewing MachineAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Union Sewing Machine (12)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sewing ThreadsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Brook's Prize Medal Spool CottonAdd to your cart.
Item 2: J. P. Coat's Six Cord Thread (10)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Corticelli's Spool Silk (2)Add to your cart.
Item 4: Clark's O. N. T. Spool CottonAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Merrick's Thread (3)Add to your cart.
Item 6: Willimantic ThreadAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Shoes and Shoe PolishAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Button's Raven Gloss Shoe DressingAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Diamond Black Leather OilAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Gilt Edge Gloss DressingAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Steinberg's Fine Boots and ShoesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: SoapAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Acme SoapAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Fairbank's White Star SoapAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Fairbank's Fine Family Soaps (2)Add to your cart.
Item 4: Gowan and Stover's Pure and Healthful Soaps (2)Add to your cart.
Item 5: Oberne, Hosnick and Co.'s Celebrated SoapsAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Packer's Cutaneous CharmAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Pear's SoapAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Pearline Washing Compound (3)Add to your cart.
Item 9: Red Cross Lye (3)Add to your cart.
Item 10: Sapolio (6)Add to your cart.
Item 11: ScoureneAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Soapine (8)Add to your cart.
Item 13: Stimson's SudseneAdd to your cart.
Item 14: "Sweet Home" Family SoapAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Stoves and Stove PolishAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Dixon's Stove PolishAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Gold Coin and Gold Medal Stoves and RangesAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Hyer's Big Bonanza Stove Polish (2)Add to your cart.
Item 4: Round Oak Stoves (3)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Tea and CoffeeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Arbuckle's Ariosa Coffee (3)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Dilworth's Coffee (2)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Lion Coffee (9)Add to your cart.
Item 4: McLaughlin's XXXX Coffee (8)Add to your cart.
Item 5: Schnull and Krag's Coffee (2)Add to your cart.
Item 6: Teller CoffeeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: TobaccoAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Globe Fine Cut TobaccoAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Lorillard's Plowshare ChewAdd to your cart.
Item 3: National League Fine Cut TobaccoAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous ProductsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Buckingham's Dye for the WhiskersAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Chicago and Northwestern Railway (2)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Godey's Lady's BookAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Impervious Package Co.'s Safety Oil CanAdd to your cart.
Item 5: "Koh-i-Noor" Tracing ClothAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Neal's Carriage PaintsAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Patent Revolving Window SashAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Van Stan's Stratena CementAdd to your cart.
Item 9: French card: Chocolat d'AiguebelleAdd to your cart.
Item 10: French card: product unknownAdd to your cart.

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