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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: 70 x 111 mm
    Object Height/Width: 2 3/4 x 4 3/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8021

Anthropomorphic polar bears dance and play instruments. The polar bear at the front of the group is dressed as a chef and holds a plate of food. Text across the bottom reads “White, Black, and Colors for Hand & Machine.”
The verso advertises for the product with the trademark spool of thread.