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Object Name Card, Trade
Date ca. 1885
Description Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Illustration of a group of women in a large kitchen. Most of the women are gathered around a table where one woman seems to be showing the others how to prepare a pie. At left, one woman tends to a pot on a large stove; at right is a cupboard, a barrel, and a bench. Printed inscription: "ARMOUR & CO. / CHICAGO, ILL. / Armour's / MINCE MEAT AND CANNED / MEATS". Printed at bottom edge: "SHOBER & CARQUEVILLE LITHO. CO. CHICAGO." Printed on reverse: "It is admitted by every prudent housekeeper, that our / Condensed Mince Meat is equal in every respect to the old- / fashioned home-made article. / Our well known connection with the beef industry, enables / us, to put a Mince Meat on the market second to none. We / use only the best and purest ingredients, and it is the universal / verdict that our product retains its sweetness longer and / goes farther than any other brand. / Packed in 12 oz. (net) cardboard cartons. Enough for / two large pies. / 2 Packages for 25 cents. At all first-class grocery stores. / ARMOUR & COMPANY / 182 Duane St., New York."
Acquisition Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society
Ownership and History This illustration shows what appears to be a cooking school lesson in preparing mince meat pies.

Armour & Company was founded in Chicago in 1867. They were a slaughterhouse and meatpacking company, and sold a wide variety of consumer products made from animals. In the late 1800s, Armour became one of the nation's largest businesses.
Earliest Date 1883
Latest Date 1893
Maker Shober & Carqueville Lithographing Company
Material Paper
Subjects Advertising
Trade cards
Food preparation
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Catalog Number X12.0018
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2012.
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