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Object Name Card, Trade
Date ca. 1880s
Description Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Illustration of a girl with wings, standing on a butterfly. Printed inscription in upper left corner: "Compliments of / C. GOOHS, / GROCER, / Stapleton, S.I." Printed number in lower left corner: "52A". Reverse is blank.
(Keywords: New York)
Acquisition From Alice Austen
Ownership and History This is a "stock card" (a generic trade card to which the advertiser added his name and address).

Claus Goohs is listed in the 1884 Webb's Staten Island directory at 40 Canal Street, corner of Bay Street, Stapleton.

This card is part of a collection of personal items that came to the Staten Island Historical Society from photographer Alice Austen in 1945.
Earliest Date 1880
Latest Date 1890
Material Paper
Subjects Advertising
Trade cards
Grocery stores
Fairies
Ephemera
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Catalog Number 45.002.0019
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2014.
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.