|Object Name||Card, Trade|
Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Humorous illustration of a man and a woman in an interior furnished with chairs, a piano, paintings, an easel, and potted plants. The woman is seated in a chair, and the man kneels next to her as if proposing marriage. The inscription appears near the woman's head, suggesting that it's her speaking to the man: "YES ON CONDITION THAT YOU BUY / ME A ' DOMESTIC ' WITH NEW WOOD / WORK AND ATTACHMENTS." At right a winged cupid stands on a chair speaking into a wall-mounted telephone: "HELLO / SEND A ' DOMESTIC ' / QUICK."Stamped inscription on reverse: "FOR SALE BY / D.F. SIMONSON, / PORT RICHMOND, S.I."
(Keywords: New York)
|Acquisition||Collection of the Staten Island Historical Society|
|Ownership and History||The reverse side of this trade card has a stamped inscription for D.F. Simonson, a dry goods store in Port Richmond, Staten Island. The store was originally operated by Mr. and Mrs. David F. Simonson and later run by their nephew, T. Irving Simonson. In the 1884 Webb's Staten Island directory, the store is listed as an agent for the Domestic and the Wheeler and Wilson sewing machines.|
Dry goods stores
|Lexicon Sub-category||Advertising Medium|
Simonson, David F.
Simonson, T. Irving
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