Brooklyn Public Library, Fulton Street Trade Cards

The Fulton Street Trade Card Collection consists of 245 late 19th and early 20th century illustrated trade cards, all emanating from businesses in Brooklyn's historic commercial thoroughfare. The cards combine humor, bright and elegant graphic design and typography to promote a wide variety of wares and services.

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Chas. M. Jacobson, Hats Umbrellas, Canes,&c.
Illustration of children dressed in festive clothing. Gold background.
Chas. M. Jacobson, Manufacturer of Hats, Caps Straw Goods
Illustration of a female child walking with a male child in wheat [or straw field. Male child is carrying sickle. Another child is in the tall vegetation watching the two other children. Verso side: text,"Chas. M. Jacobson, Manufacturer of Hats, Caps Straw Goods.."
Children's Clothing
Illustration of female child wearing elegant dress and feeding birds.
Christmas Cards, American and Imported Gems, Prang's Cards fringed, 10 cents and upward.
Illustration of farm scene, illustration of windmill, and text.
Clapp Brothers, Grocers, and Dealers in Fine Wine for Medical Use
Illustration of three figures [children or family? in winter walking in snow towards a church at night with a full moon. Snow covered tree next to a sign with name and address. Silver background.
Clear the Track!
Illustration of a winter scene of people on sled sliding down snow covered hill. A dog runs alongside of the sled. Verso side: text,"Special sale of Shetland shawls. Ladies knit jackets, from 50 cents to $2.00. Beautiful children's hoods, all colors, from 50 cents to $2.00. Ulsters and sacques, all sizes at low prices. Choice selection of in Merino cloaks.."
Clothing for Men, Boys Children.
Illustration of flower arrangement in vase. Verso side: please note that part of text is worn away and unreadable. Text,.the rich while we give credit to all respectable working people."Every article sold is guaranteed or money cheerfully refunded. Come see and be convinced.."
Compliments of Chas. W. Kitchen, Druggist.
Illustration of flowers surrounding sign with name and address. Text,"Branch at Brighton Beach, Coney Island. Verso side: text,"Secret of beauty, for the complexion, the great demand for a pure, harmless beautifier that will displace the many hurtful and poisonous compounds now in the market.."
Compliments of James Duckworth Son's Inimitable Confections
Fan shape card. Illustration of fashionable woman holding fan and reclining in flowering tree. Verso side: fan shape card. Text,"Visit Duckworth's when shopping for a glass of their famous ice cream soda water."
Compliments of John Paret Co. Fashionable Clothiers.
Illustration of two male children. One is holding a coat showing the other boy who is wearing a top hat, suit and coast and has his hand up to his face in a thoughtful pose. The boys are very well dressed.
Compliments of Manne Bro. Shoe Department.
Illustration of shoe holding flower arrangement. Verso side: text,"Shoe department. The most complete stock of fine boots, shoes and slippers, in the city. At prices lower than can be found elsewhere. Call and convince yourselves."
Compliments of Nicoll the Tailor
Illustration of man on row boat or kayak surrounded by ducks in a lake. Two men with fishing rods are standing on a pier and one is yelling to the man in the boat. Verso side: text,"Spring and Summer styles now ready. The finest assortment of domestic and imported cassimeres, doeskins, cloths and diagonals in the market. Pants to order from $4.00."
Compliments of S. Wechsler Bro.
Card shaped and illustrated as a cornucopia horn filled with flowers [pansies] Verso side: publisher's stamp,"Donaldson Brothers, New York."
Compliments of S.A. Byers Shoes
Illustration of an arrangement of flowers and leaves with pine cones.
Compliments of the Artistic Carpet and Furniture Co.
Illustration of rose lying on quilted pillow.
Compliments of the National Perfumery Works.
Illustration of crocus flower and winter holly framing winter scene of houses and road covered with snow. Printer's title of card is Winter. Verso side: text,"Specialties, extra fine extracts for handkerchiefs, extra fine toilet soap, extra fine esprits for the toilet, extra fine eau de quinine tonic, extra fine imported bay rum.."
Compliments of the New York Bookbinding Co.
Illustration of an owl wearing vest, hat and glasses and sitting on a branch. Owl is reading a book. Birds are gathered around owl. Verso side: text,"Compliments of the New York Bookbinding Co. 46 48 Court Street, Entrance of Joralemon Street, Brooklyn."
Compliments of the New York Bookbinding Co.
Illustration of an owl wearing vest, hat and glasses and sitting on a branch. Owl is reading a book. Birds are gathered around owl. Verso side: text,"Compliments of the New York Bookbinding Co. 46 48 Court Street, Entrance of Joralemon Street, Brooklyn."
Cosmopolitan Emporium of Fashions Mme. Demorest Maison De Patrons, Haute Nouveaute. Paris. London. New York.
Illustration of flowers surrounding text with black background. Verso side: text,"Important to Ladies. Side platting done by the latest improved machines, with and without space.."
Cowperthwait Co. Furniture, Carpets, etc.
Text,"Cowperthwait Co. Furniture, Carpets, etc. And trademark logo, Cowperthwait's, Established 1807,"Reliable Carpets. Verso side: text,"Dear Sir: Any attention shown, Mr. in the way of accommodation will be appreciated by Yours Truly,."
Cowperthwait Furniture and Carpets 1807-1881
Illustration of children on a sled riding downhill toward a man carrying a basket on his head and a basket of eggs in his hand. Kids are yelling. Verso side: text,"Established over three score and ten years. B. M. Cowperthwait Co. wholesale and retail dealers in furniture and carpets..Parlor, chamber, and dining-room suits. Pure curled hair mattresses and live geese feathers, oil cloth.."
Cowperthwait Furniture and Carpets 1807-1881
Illustration woman is lifting child and handing to man who is sitting on donkey. Woman' hat is nearby in grass. Donkey is eating grass. Verso side: text,"Established over three score and ten years. B. M. Cowperthwait Co. wholesale and retail dealers in furniture and carpets..Parlor, chamber, and dining-room suits. Pure curled hair mattresses and live geese feathers, oil cloth.."
Cowperthwait Furniture and Carpets, 3 Score 10 Years
Illustration of children on a sled crashed into a man who had carried a basket of eggs. Eggs are spilling out of the basket and the children and man are sprawled on top of the sled. Verso side: text,"Established over three score and ten years. B. M. Cowperthwait Co. wholesale and retail dealers in furniture and carpets..Parlor, chamber, and dining-room suits. Pure curled hair mattresses and live geese feathers, oil cloth.."
Cowperthwait Furniture and Carpets, Established 1807
Illustration of two children on donkey. One child is falling forward as the other child is holding on to her leg. The donkey is falling forward into the grass. Another child watches standing next to a building in the background. Verso side: text,"Established over three score and ten years. B. M. Cowperthwait Co. wholesale and retail dealers in furniture and carpets..Parlor, chamber, and dining-room suits. Pure curled hair mattresses and live geese feathers, oil cloth.."
Cowperthwait Furniture and Carpets, Established 1807
Illustration of a man standing and feeding a donkey while woman and child are sitting on the ground near him holding flowers. The woman is holding a crown of flowers and her hat is sitting next to her in the grass. Verso side: text,"Established over three score and ten years. B. M. Cowperthwait Co. wholesale and retail dealers in furniture and carpets, 153, 155 &157 Chatham Street, New York. Parlor, chamber, and dining-room suits.."
Crandall, The Child's Benefactor
Illustration female child scattering feed to chickens that she is holding in her dress or apron. A farm is in the background. Verso side: text,$250 Reward! Will be paid to any person who will inform Crandall, the Child's Benefactor, who it is that is representing his name on the street. Crandall's only place of business is at the corner of Fulton and Pierrepont Streets."
Crandall, the Child's Benefactor
Illustration of two children looking at a butterfly. Male child is holding butterfly net and is about to catch it. Female child points to the butterfly, which is sitting on vegetation.
Crossman Bergen, Fine Boots Shoes
Illustration of roses and other flowers and card with name and address.
Crossman Bergen, Fine Boots and Shoes
Illustration of robin at nest with tree branches. Trees and blue sky in the background.
Crossman Bergen, Fine Boots and Shoes
Illustration of flowers and leaves surrounding card with name and address.
Crossman Bergen, Fine Shoes
Card in shape of an egg. Illustration of birds with flowers and stripe pattern down center of card.
Culliford's Dye House
Illustration of beach scene. Children and dog in foreground. Couple with beach umbrella. Buildings in background.[possibly Coney Island] Sign above with name and address of dye house.
D. Maguire, Dry Goods
Illustration of rose and other flowers surrounding card with name and address of dry goods store.
D. Wulf, Confectionery
Illustration of two children. Female child is standing and holding flowers. Male child stands behind her and is carrying a large envelope. Gold background.
Dana Portraits
Text,"Dana Portraits, new observatory studio: 1183 B'way Cor. 28th St. Verso side: text,"Preserve this if you want duplicates of your photos. The number of your negative is.."
Double-Thread Lock-Stich, Light-Running
Page from book or journal. Text,"Sews fabric with equal facility from lace to leather.(gray scale)
Dr. Bloom's Tooth Powder
Illustration of smiling woman's face in moon. Verso side: Illustration of bottle with graphic of woman in moon. Verso side text,"A marvel of successful combination. This powder is composed of simple materials of absolute purity.."
Dr. Charles Flesh Food Co. Toilet Specialties
Business card with name and contact information for A.E. Dupell the General Manager of Dr. Charles Flesh Food Company [skin cream].
Dr. J.F. Brogan, Operative Dentist. Dental Parlors.
Page from book or journal. Text,"In calling attention to the public and my patrons, they are assured the very best dental services will be given at moderate rates."
E.J. Seaman, Anatomical Boot Shoe Maker
Illustration of a woman's hand holding flowers including a yellow rose.
Earls Bros. Retail Dealers in Fine Shoes
Illustration of three men wearing hats and sashes and riding large ducks. One of the men is holding a sign with the name and address.
Early Attention is Asked to Orders for Photo-Portraits for the Holidays, G. Frank E. Pearsall
Card is divided diagonally. Illustration of owls sitting on branch of flowering tree with landscape in background. Left division with illustration has gold background.
Eddy Stone Light House, Sam'l A. Byers Fine Shoes
Illustration of turbulent ocean waters, lighthouse and rocks in foreground and ship in in background.
Edward F. de Selding, Bookseller and Stationer
Illustration of flowers [water lily surrounding name and address. Text,"Will remove (about 1st of May) to 825 Broadway, New York. Verso side: text,"Orders for books, stationery, card and wedding engraving,&c. solicited and will be promptly attended to. Address, Edward F. de Selding, No. 825 Broadway, New York."
Edwin C. Burt, Fine Shoes
Illustration of robin in front of bird house with leaves and branches of tree. Text,"Presented by E.D. Burt Co. Verso side: calendar of 1881. Text,"Dealers in boots and shoes of every description, are special agents for the sale of my good in Brooklyn."
Edwin C. Burt, Fine Shoes.
Illustration of blue gold scene of Asian woman leaning out of window. A child is blowing a horn and a pheasant or similar bird is near him. Verso side: Text,"Caution. Please note: genuine good of Edwin C. Burt's make have his name stamped in full on lining and sole of each shoe and are warranted. Illustration of centennial coins ].
Elder Smith's Morning Prayer Critical Moment
Illustration of interior of room. A family is praying and leaning on chairs. A cat is on the back of the father is kneeling and the dog is barking at the cat. Children and laughing and pointing. Verso side: text,"Buy the Hope Safety Oil, no smoke, no smell. Put up expressly for family use and especially adapted to student lamps..Orders by postal card promptly attended to. Lamps, chandeliers, brackets, chimneys, trimmings &c."
Fall Winter
An illustration of young girl with blue band in her hair and pink dress looking off to the side. Verso side: text,"Fall Winter, 1882-3. We are prepared to show a choice assortment of trimmed bonnets and hats, with a large assortment of millinery novelties and respectfully request a visit from you. Yours very truly, Miss L. Schlegel."
Fashionable Millinery
Illustration of flowers and sign with text,"Fashionable Millinery, straw goods, flowers, feathers, laces, ribbons, ornaments, at popular prices, at J. North's."
Fine Shoes
Illustration of young woman descending down stairs. Young man holding hands with woman helping her down stairs and bouquet of flowers. Both in elegant clothing and hats. Verso side:"Fine Shoes..Goods warranted as represented."

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