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trade card, Morse Bros. Stove Polish
  • United States
    Sarony, Major, & Knapp, printer
    active circa 1846–1892
  • trade card, Morse Bros. Stove Polish, circa 1881
  • Where object was made: New York, New York, United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 174.5 x 146 mm
    Object Height/Width: 6 7/8 x 5 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7974
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Description

The card has a fold mark down the center. The recto depicts two separate scenes. The top panel shows the residence of Elijah A. Morse in Canton, Mass. (Massachusetts). It is a large brick house with many trees and shrubs on the grounds. An open carriage drawn by two horses drives away from the house. The lower image shows the Rising Sun Stove Polish Manufactory in 1881 of the Morse Brothers in Canton, Mass.
The verso is also divided in two. On the left is an image of the factory 20 years prior in Sharon, Mass. It is a small house nestled among trees. The right panel is a text advertisement for stove polish. There is a poem and the image of a rising sun for the brand.