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Object Name Card, Trade
Date ca. 1884
Description Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Humorous illustration of a boy and a girl seated in a large pink shoe which is functioning as a sailboat; the back of the shoe is filled with flowers. The boy holds a spear which he is using against a sea serpent swimming in the water. Printed inscription upper right: "Compliments of / M.S. TYNAN, / Fine Boots, Shoes, & Slippers, / 267 BAY STREET, / Stapleton, Staten Island." The number "17" is in tiny print in the lower left corner. The reverse side has a printed price list for baby's, child's, misses' and women's shoes. Printed at bottom: "We have just received a new line of Ladies' Opera Slippers and Oxford Ties, / for the SUMMER SEASON, and have a complete assortment of Canvas Goods, cheap."
(Keywords: New York)
Acquisition Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society
Ownership and History This trade card advertises a Staten Island shoe store owned by Michael S. Tynan. Mr. Tynan resided with his family on Harrison Street in Stapleton, Staten Island. In addition to his shoe business, he served as president of the Village of Edgewater, and also served one term as member of the New York State Assembly from Richmond County. In November 1893, at age 58, Mr. Tynan reportedly committed suicide in his home; according to the New York Times, he was "suffocated by illuminating gas."

Earliest Date 1882
Latest Date 1890
Material Paper
Subjects Advertising
Trade cards
Stores & shops
Shoe stores
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Associated People Tynan, Michael S.
Catalog Number X12.0021
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.