Occupational Trade Cards
One of my all time favorite ephemera types to find is Trade Cards. Nearly always one of a kind, often missing links in the history of early crafts, trades and industries, trade cards are what ephemera is all about: used and tossed. Not always tossed, which is where I come in. Herewith is a selection of Occupational Trade Cards, in no particular order. Enjoy.
J. A. Fay &Co. Manufacturers Of A Variety Of Wood Working Machinery
L & I. J. White Edge Tool Co., Buffalo, N.Y.
D. R. Barton Tool Co., Centennial Exhibition
Bogman & Vinal, Dealers In Builders' Hardware, Carpenters' Tools, Nails, Lead, Zinc, Sash Weights, &c. No. 7 Dock Square, Boston
Chapin's Solid Cherry Level. The H. Chapin's Son Co., Pine Meadow, Conn.
May & Co. Hardware, Tools and Metals. No. 1 Broad Street, Boston
Fred A. Scobey, Blacksmith And Wheelwright, Carriage And Wagon Repairing In All Branches. 52 Dyer Avenue, Mattapan, Mass
The Russell Jennings Mfg. Co. Chester, Conn. War Time Manufacturing Notice
More Trade Cards To Come: Watch This Space