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Object Name Card, Trade
Date ca. 1880-1890
Description Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Humorous caricature illustration of a man and a dog in a window. Printed inscription on the window shade above them: "JOHN H. EADIE, / GENERAL STORE, / 101 Jersey Street, / NEW BRIGHTON, STATEN ISLAND." Printed at bottom edge of card: "10" in left corner and "COPYRIGHT HY. SEIDLER." in right corner. Reverse is blank.
(Keywords: New York)
Acquisition Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society
Ownership and History John H. Eadie, a Civil War veteran, was the proprietor of a grocery store on Jersey Street in New Brighton, Staten Island, for 35 years. He also served as the postmaster of New Brighton from 1898 until his death in 1908.

In Webb's Staten Island Directory for 1882-1883, John H. Eadie advertised that his general store carried "Groceries, dry goods, notions, crockery, paints and oils, carpets, oil cloths and mats, children's toys, patent medicines." His address in the ad is No. 101 Jersey Street, New Brighton, with branches at Bay Street, corner of Vanderbilt Avenue, Clifton; and Lafayette Avenue, corner of 4th, New Brighton.
Earliest Date 1880.0
Latest Date 1890.0
Material Paper
Subjects Advertising
Trade cards
Stores & shops
Ephemera
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Associated People Eadie, John H.
Catalog Number X12.0015
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2012.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.