|Object Name||Card, Trade|
Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Illustration of a woman standing in an interior next to a table, with drapery and an upholstered chair behind her; she is wearing a corset and a petticoat. A scroll with a printed inscription rests on the table: "GUARANTEE / ANY LADY PURCHASING ONE OF / BALL'S COILED SPRING ELAS- / TIC SECTION CORSETS CAN / RETURN IT AFTER WEARING IT THREE / WEEKS TO THE DEALER FROM WHOM / IT WAS BOUGHT, IF NOT FOUND / Perfectly Satisfactory / IN EVERY RESPECT. / AND THE PRICE PAID FOR IT / WILL BE RETURNED." Inscription above and below scroll: "BALL'S / HEALTH / Preserving / CORSETS / The best / in the World." Printed at bottom edge: "SHOBER & CARQUEVILLE LITHO. CO. CHICAGO." Printed on reverse: "GUARANTEE / Any Lady purchasing one of / BALL'S Coiled Spring Elastic / Section CORSETS can return / it, after wearing it three weeks, / to the dealer from whom it was bought, if not found / PERFECTLY SATISFACTORY IN EVERY RESPECT, / and the price paid for it will be / refunded by him, and, if unsala- /ble, the price paid by him will be / refunded by us on its return to / CHICAGO CORSET CO., / CHICAGO, ILL. / FOR SALE BY / M. GREENWALD, / Dry and Fancy Goods, Clothing, Etc., / Shore Road & Richmond Ave., / PORT RICHMOND."
(Keywords: New York)
|Acquisition||Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society|
|Ownership and History||
Ball’s Corset Factory began producing corsets in Aurora, Illinois, in the early 1880s, and became a major manufacturer, with over 600 employees.
The reverse side of this trade card bears the name of Moses Greenwald, a Staten Island merchant. Moses Greenwald immigrated to Staten Island from Prussia in 1850, and for many years was the proprietor of a dry goods store in Port Richmond, along with his sons Abram and Albert. The Greenwalds were among Staten Island's earliest Jewish residents.
|Maker||Shober & Carqueville Lithographing Company|
Clothing & dress
|Lexicon Sub-category||Advertising Medium|
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