Trade Cards


Many people may not even know what a 'trade card' is today: its uses are often shrouded in the mists of time.  Distinct from 'trading card', with which they are often confused, these fascinating ephemera are rich in detail, often combining print and image in fascinating ways, and illuminating the character of advertising, as welll as business and consumer culture.

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