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Item:113746854026VINTAGE VICTORIAN TRADE CARD CHOCOLAT POULAIN - CHILDREN AND DOG ON A PICNIC.* Brief History of Trade Cards by Ben Crane Over a century ago, during the Victorian era, one of the favorite pastimes was collecting small, illustrated advertising cards that we now call trade cards. These trade cards evolved from cards of the late 1700s used by tradesmen to advertise their services. Although examples from the early 1800s exist, it was not until the spread of color lithography in the 1870s that trade cards became plentiful. By the 1880s, trade cards had become a major way of advertising America's products and services, and a trip to the store usually brought back some of these attractive, brightly-colored cards to be pasted into a scrapbook. Some of the products most heavily advertised by trade cards were in the categories of medicine, food, tobacco, clothing, household, sewing, stoves, and farm. The popularity of trade cards peaked around 1890, and then almost completely faded by the early 1900s when other forms of advertising in color, such as magazines, became more Cost-effective. Although trade card collecting began over 100 years ago, today's strong interest in trade cards began relatively recently. Trade cards that were bought for ten cents thirty years ago frequently bring ten dollars or more in today's market--and some have even sold for over a thousand dollars.Authentic 100% Guaranteed Original Please enlarge the scan for actual condition. All of the trade cards, prints, and scraps are from the late 1800s and most have been removed from scrapbooks. Therefore, there may be remnants of paper or glue on the backside. I do not deal In reproductions. Please note that my low starting bid does not reflect the potential value of the item Also, please view my other amazing trade cards and take advantage of my combined shipping *If you purchase multiple items please let me know and I will submit one invoice with the total.*Happy to Combined * Thank you for looking and happy bidding.APPROX. 2 5/8 x 4 3/8 in..Condition:Used, Condition:“All of the cards in my collection are in beautiful condition. I ask you to please refer to my photo scans for condition and description of the item you will be purchasing. Thank you and enjoy.”, Type of Advertising:Trade card brochure, Date of Creation:1880's 90's, Color:Multicolored, Brand:Victorian vintage antique
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Vintage Victorian Die Cut Trade Card Chocolat Poulain - Children Picnic