updated 19 November 2016
I have so far been unable to track down the origins of these trade cards, even though some have corporate names attached. If you come across any information on them, please let me know. Thanks!
|A.B. Seeley copyrighted this in 1882. It is now in the public domain.|
|One of the 19th century businesses distributing this stock card was Grant & Besse, clothiers of|
Westfield MA. Conducting their business at 94 Elm St., known as the "Gowdy Block," this building
has been demolished.
|The back of this card is clean, without glue residues.|
No advertiser marked it.
For its real beauty, click the image to enlarge it. Enjoy!
These Rival Soap cards are here until I can find information about C.L. Jones or Rival Soap, at which time they may have a page of their own. Meanwhile, enjoy!
Winne & Co. is also a mystery, but they advertised on a nice bookmark:
So far, all we have at this time is the information that came on the following cards. Research will have to wait until later. If you have any ideas, please comment. Thanks!
Thanks to +Ann Kennedy (see comments below) you can discover the secret ingredient that made Pearline the great product it was and a good deal more in addition!