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trade card, Broadhead Dress Goods
  • United States
    Donaldson Brothers, printer
    active 1872–1891
  • trade card, Broadhead Dress Goods, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New York, New York, United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: folded 140 x 75 mm
    Object Height/Width: unfolded 140 x 150 mm
    Object Height/Width: folded 5 1/2 x 2 15/16 in
    Object Height/Width: unfolded 5 1/2 x 5 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8135

A woman wearing a brown dress stands with her hands behind her back. Potted flowers (lilies) are behind her. She is identified as Mrs. [Lily/Lillie] Langtry portraying Miss Hardcastle. Text at the top and bottom advertises for the product: “Buy the Broadhead Dress Goods. Manufactured at Jamestown, N. Y. by Wm. Broadhead & Sons.”
The interior of the card has text advertisements on both faces. The left is an advertisement for the product. The right is an advertisement for a seller, J. B. Case, of Abilene, Kansas.
The verso of the card is an image of a young girl sitting on a stile of a wooden fence.