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trade card, Chicago Corset Company
  • United States
  • trade card, Chicago Corset Company, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 114 x 81 mm
    Object Height/Width: 4 1/2 x 3 3/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8107

This card shows a portrait of a woman wearing a blue dress. Text at the top and bottom of the portrait advertises for a corset company, “Compliments of Chicago Corset Company. After Wearing Ball’s Corsets Madame Adelina Patti Says, ‘I regret not having known of them before.’ See her letter on other side.”
The verso is the text of the letter from Adelina Patti. The corsets are sold by A. E. Bishop & Co, Dry Goods, Millinery, Boots, Shoes and Furnishing Goods, Abilene, Kansas.