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trade card, Geneva Hand Fluter
  • United States
    Shober & Carqueville Lith. Co., printer
    active 1878–1884
  • trade card, Geneva Hand Fluter, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 96 x 63 mm
    Object Height/Width: 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8019

A young woman wearing a blue and white striped dress uses a hand fluter, an item used to press crimps, flutes, or ruffles into clothing. Two cats play beneath the table on which she is working.
The verso is a text advertisement for the product, which may be purchased at hardware stores. It is manufactured by Kane Co. in Geneva, Illinois.