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Object Name Card, Trade
Date ca. 1885
Description Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Humorous illustration of a woman standing at a table demonstrating a meat chopper. Seven men watch the chopper intently, some fighting or climbing over others to get a better view. Printed inscription: "ENTERPRISE M'F'G CO. / ENTERPRISE / MEAT CHOPPER / THE BEST IN THE / WORLD. / THE WONDER / OF A / HUNDRED YEARS". In tiny print in lower left corner: "J. Ottmann, Lith. N.Y." Reverse side has text describing how the chopper works and prices for different models.
(Keywords: New York)
Acquisition Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society
Ownership and History Meat grinders were common household gadgets in the late 1800s. Perhaps the men in this illustration were expected to purchase the grinders for their wives, since women were primarily responsible for food preparation in the home.
Earliest Date 1885
Latest Date 1890
Maker J. Ottmann Lithographing Company
Material Paper
Subjects Advertising
Trade cards
Food preparation
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Catalog Number X12.0022
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2012.
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