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Object Name Card, Trade
Date ca. 1880s
Description Trade card. Chromolithograph on paper. Illustration of a boy wearing a long-sleeve shirt, short pants, and boots; he is in an interior, looking at himself in a mirror. The room is furnished with a dresser, chair, and table with a red tablecloth; on the table is a box containing a shirt; inscription on box: "BELVIDERE". Printed caption at top of illustration: "The / BELVIDERE / SHIRT WAIST". Printed on reverse: "LAUNDRY. / TOMPKINS / THE CLOTHIER, / WEST BRIGHTON STORE. / SHIRTS, --- 12 1/2 cts. each. / NIGHT SHIRTS, --- 10 " " / COLLARS, --- 2 " " / CUFFS, --- 2 " " / GOODS LEFT ON MONDAY MAY BE / HAD ON SATURDAY."
Acquisition Gift of Donald Sainz
Ownership and History The Tompkins Store was established on Richmond Terrace in West New Brighton in 1877 by Frank W. Tompkins, who was age 17 at the time. The store was listed in the Staten Island directory of 1882 as "Frank W. Tompkins, men's, youth's, and children's clothing and gentlemen's furnishing goods of latest design and styles. No old stock."
Earliest Date 1878
Latest Date 1892
Material Paper
Subjects Advertising
Department stores
Clothing & dress
Children's clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Associated People Tompkins, Frank W.
Catalog Number 43.003.0004
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 2014.
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