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Object Name Card, Trade
Date ca. 1880s
Description Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Illustration of a floral and leaf design in red, white, pink, and green, with a book in the center. Printed inscription on the book: "'RELIABLE / PATTERNS / MAISON DE MODES." Printed on the reverse: "S.T. BROWER, / Richmond Terrace, New Brighton, S.I., / DEALER IN / FANCY GOODS, / Hosiery, Trimmings, / Silks and Velvets, Ribbons, Small Wares and Notions, Under-garments, Suits, Hoop / Skirts, Corsets, &c. Always on hand a full assortment of Cheap Goods at / the Lowest Prices. Fashionable Millinery. Bonnets and / Round Hats altered and pressed to the latest styles. / All orders promptly attended to. / AGENCY FOR MME. DEMOREST'S RELIABLE PATTERNS, / For New Brighton, West Brighton and Tomkinsville. [sic]".
(Keywords: New York, Tompkinsville)
Ownership and History The Staten Island Directory of 1886 listed Mrs. Susan T. Brower at 372 Richmond Terrace in New Brighton. As this card notes, Mrs. Brower was an agent for dress patterns made by Mme. Demorest (Ellen Louise Demorest), a Manhattan-based businesswoman who created tissue-paper patterns.
Earliest Date 1880
Latest Date 1890
Material Paper
Subjects Advertising
Trade cards
Dry goods stores
Ephemera
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Catalog Number X12.0028
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2015.
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