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trade card, J & P Coats' Six Cord Thread
  • United States
    Donaldson Brothers, printer
    active 1872–1891
  • trade card, J & P Coats' Six Cord Thread, 1887
  • Where object was made: New York, New York, United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 71 x 111 mm
    Object Height/Width: 2 13/16 x 4 3/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7994

Five anthropomorphic dogs wearing clothes and standing on their hind legs dance in two lines. Three of them hold sewing implements: a metal thimble, a threaded needle, and a spool of thread. Text at the bottom reads “White, Black and Colors for Hand and Machine” in all caps.
The verso is centered on a spool of thread with text and flowers around the outside along the border of the card.