Trade cards and advertisement scrapbooks

Trade cards and advertisement scrapbooks

Descriptive Summary

Title: Trade cards and advertisement scrapbooks
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1890-1915
Language: English
Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number: ms1394
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

At the turn of the twentieth century, scrapbooks were increasingly popular with Americans, who frequently prized and saved greeting cards, invitations, advertisements, poetry, artwork, and photographs. Individuals occasionally preserved tobacco cards, which were trade cards used to stiffen packaging and advertise cigarettes. These were often in sets with strict themes, such as world leaders, global costumes, and horses.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of scrapbooks, trade cards, and advertisements. Scrapbooks include one that belonged to Margaret Adams of Augusta, Georgia. Another scrapbook contains three issues of a magazine called Sunshine for Little Children. Another is a repurposed ledger from the Agency Union Bank checkbook, from Columbus, GA.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Trade cards and advertisement scrapbooks, ms 1394. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Margaret Adams Scrapbook
Includes: an "Imperial Council of the Ancient Arabic Order" certificate; segments of European greeting cards; postcards of flowers, children, women, and animals; trade cards for commercial products from companies like Detroit Heating and Lighting Company, Ayers, Highland Brand Condensed Milk, Perry Davis Pain Killer, and Bierman & Jones.
12Scrapbook (unidentified owner)
Includes: photographic portraits of women, Iroquois derby trade cards, Kinney Bros High Class Cigarettes cards (1889), Duke Cigarettes cards (of world leaders and costumed people), Virginia Brights Cigarettes cards (women portraits), and three renditions of the magazine "Sunshine for Little Children" (1888).
21Columbus, GA scrapbook, 1860s-1870s
23Trade cards

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