Saturday, May 24, 2014

Object of the Day: A Trade Card for the Great Eastern Tea Co.

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From my collection of ephemera, we have another trade card. This American card advertises for the San Francisco-based Great Eastern Tea Co. as well as their Colima Baking Powder.

The front of the card is alive with a depiction of a colorful basket of flowers. Being a stock card, it also features a spot on the front (in the form of a card on the basket) wherein the advertiser could have put additional information. The Great Eastern Tea Company seems to have declined to do this. Sadly, the back is mostly unreadable as it has been glued into an album and, then, removed, leaving parts of the page behind. I’m not going to try to recreate it as I usually do, but instead, let you try to read it on your own.

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