|Object Name||Card, Trade|
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.|
|Maker||J. Ottmann Lithographing Company|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Advertising Medium|
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2012.|
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