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Object Name Card, Trade
Date ca. 1885
Description 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.
Earliest Date 1882
Latest Date 1888
Material Paper
Subjects Advertising
Trade cards
Sewing machines
Dry goods stores
Ephemera
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Associated People Simonson, David F.
Simonson, T. Irving
Catalog Number X12.0023
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2012.
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