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Object Name Card, Trade
Date ca. 1882
Description Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Illustration of a fruit basket. Printed inscription lower right: "C.E. GRIFFITH / Fine Shoes, in Five Widths, / LADIES' & GENTS' / Fine Toilet Slippers &c. / AT POPULAR PRICES / Griffith Building, Port Richmond." Reverse is blank.
(Keywords: New York)
Acquisition Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society
Ownership and History This is a "stock card" (a generic trade card to which the advertiser added his name and address).

In the 1882-1883 Webb's Staten Island directory, Chas. E. Griffith was listed as "manufacturer of and dealer in fine boots, shoes, rubbers, also leather and findings; rubber and oil rain clothing for ladies, gents, girls and boys; horse covers, wagon aprons, etc., Griffith building, PR, h 24 B'way, PR".
Earliest Date 1880.0
Latest Date 1890.0
Material Paper
Subjects Advertising
Trade cards
Shoe stores
Ephemera
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Associated People Griffith, Charles Edward, Sr.
Catalog Number X12.0026
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2015.
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