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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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."
Fine Shoes at Conklin's
Illustration of female [unclear whether it is a woman or child] in pink dress and pointy hat riding an owl flying over landscape. Possibly an illustration of a witch.
Fine Shoes at Conklin's
Illustration of elegantly dressed woman holding closed umbrella reaching out to a rose on a rose bush. Landscape in background and an abstract tile pattern in foreground.
Fine diamonds, watches, clocks, jewelry, stationery &c. Sterling silver ware.
Text, Fine diamonds, watches, clocks, jewelry, stationery &c. Sterling silver ware. Verso side: Text,"Railroad distances from New York."
For Prime Fitting Genteel and Durable Boots and Shoes, go to B.L. Cornell's
Boot shaped card. Text,"For prime fitting genteel and durable boots and shoes, go to B.L. Cornell's. Boots and shoes made to order."
For the Finest Bread Cake at the Lowest Prices go to the American Baking Company
Illustration of two children. Female child is holding flowers in her hands. Male child is wearing a hat, smiling at female child and holding a branch. A fence is in the background.
Fred J. Finch, Fine Shoes
Illustration of flower arrangement in elegant shoe.
From the Columbia Tea Coffee Store
Card is in the shape of and illustrated as an artist's palette with blobs of paint and a man in a tuxedo putting on white gloves in front of a mirror. Verso side: text,"From the Columbia Tea Coffee Store..Campbell Creighton, Teas Coffees, Strictly Pure."
Fuhry's New Hat Store
Illustration of portrait of woman wearing cross necklace and flower in her hair.
Fulton Butter Mart, Fines Butter, Richest Cheese, and Freshest Eggs
Man with glasses, pipe, and quill pen behind ear looking at an owl. Name and address of store. Verso side: annotations.
Furniture. Only house in Brooklyn lighted with electric light.
Illustration of beach scene. Children and dog in foreground. Couple with beach umbrella. Buildings in background.[possibly Coney Island]"Fine furniture, carpet, bedding stoves. For cash or time. Best and cheapest place to buy in Brooklyn."
G. Gowan, Boots Shoes
Illustration of flowers surrounding a sign with name and address. Verso side: text,"Where do you get your boots shoes? At the gold boot upside down. Ladies, gents, children's boots shoes..Made to Order. Repairing neatly done. Illustration of upside down boot.
G.W. E. Bennett, Shirt makers and Men's Furnishers
Illustration of woman on beach turned away from sailor who may be missing a hand and may be trying to talk to her. A cupid is seated and wiping his face with a handkerchief. He has wings and a basket of arrows. An ocean is in the background.
George Elford Son, Brooklyn Wall Paper Warehouse
Shape and illustration of draped fabric over easel. A painting of a landscape scene is on easel with artist's palette leaning against one of the legs. Text on palette,"painting, graining, marbling, papering."
Glauber's 50 99c. Variety Store.
Illustration of flowers surrounding name of store and address.
Good Luck, 1880. Holiday Greeting. 1881, B and B Bazar, Fine Stationery and Music
Card in shape and illustrated as a horseshoe. Illustration of a portrait of a horse's head with wings. Text,"Toys, dolls, Christmas and New Year Cards, novelties and holiday goods a specialty. .
H. Fenn, Dealer in Butter, Cheese, Eggs Etc.
Illustration of man and woman in row boat on lake and a house in background. The man is leaning against the paddle and appears close to falling in.
Hannay's Ferrotypes. 6 for 25 Cents.
Text within frame,"Copying with neatness and dispatch. Pictures finished in a few minutes. 6 for 25 Cents."
Hannay's Ferrotypes. 6 for 25 Cents.
Photograph of unidentified girl.(grayscale with touch of color on cheeks) Verso side: text within frame,"Pictures finished in a few minutes, and satisfaction guaranteed to all."
Hannay's Ferrotypes. 6 for 25 Cents.
Text within frame,"Pictures finished in a few minutes, and satisfaction guaranteed to all. 6 for 25 Cents."
Happy Home
Illustration of man pulling woman's hair and holding a stick up as if to beat her. Framed portrait on wall in background. Verso side: text,"John Boemermann, Dealer in choice groceries. Teas, coffees, sugars,&c. Flour of the best brands."
Hardenbergh Co. Carpetings
Illustration of bird and flower arrangement with sign with name and address. Verso side: Text,"Wiltons, Axminsters, Moquettes, Velvets, Body Brussels, Tapestry Brussels, Ingrains, Linoleums, Mattings, Shades and Curtains."
Hardenbergh Co. Carpetings, Oil Cloths, Lignums,&c.
Illustration of two chicks playing and one chasing butterfly.Text on card is surrounded by flowers.
Harding Co. Dealers in Fine Shoes
Illustration of a single pink rose with blue ribbon bow on stem.
Hayden Stanwood, Jewelers
Illustration of man with gun and hunting dog at beach. A lobster is grabbing the tail of the dog and the man is pointing toward birds flying over the ocean.
Hermann H. Kife, Manufacturer and Dealer in Sporting Goods
Illustration of man with gun shooting gun at birds [geese] A dog is by his side. Illustration of man with fishing rod in stream. Text, Every character of guns, revolvers, rifles. Every variety of ammunition for sporting."
Huppler, Manufacturer of Pure Confectionery, Ice Cream Soda Water
Illustration of a hand holding a flower arrangement.
I am soulfully intense.
Illustration of woman in blue dress and below her is a sun and flowers growing upward Text,"I am soulfully intense."Use the Alden Fruit Vinegar. Verso side: text,"Valentine, Bergen Co. Wholesale Grocers."
Imbeciles!
Four male children wearing band outfits and carrying musical instruments. One boy has possibly kicked another boy as three other boys watch. Gold background. Verso side: text,"Champion Baking Powder. Absolutely pure, strongest healthiest and best on the market. Contains the greatest amount of leavening power of any baking powder in America."
Industrial Insurance, Branch Office
Illustration of two children in Greek or Roman costume. One child is holding a spear and a shield with words Metropolitan Life Insurance and a face on it. The other child is seated and holding a fan. Verso side: text,"Industrial or burial fund insurance, by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of New York. Joseph F. Knapp, President. John R. Hegmen, Vice-Prest. Stewart L. Woodford, Counsel.."
J. McCormick Co. Boots and Shoes, Colors of China.
Illustration of a woman in pointed hat, gloves, and yellow dress with lizard or dragon on dress. Woman looks vaguely Asian. Gold background. Text,"Colors of China."
J. McCormick Co. Boots and Shoes, Colors of Japan.
Illustration of woman in dress and white hat with red circle. Woman is holding opera mask. Gold background. Text,"Colors of Japan."
J. Quinn, Practical Boot Maker
Illustration of two men. One man is in a row boat on a lake and is holding a paddle and the other man is hanging from a tree branch. There are faces in the tree.
J. Stern, Meat, Poultry and Vegetable Market
Illustration of roses surrounding a card with name and address of market.
J.E. Murray Co. Fine Furniture, Carpet, Bedding, Stoves and Everything for Housekeeping.
Illustration of a single rose with a bee. Text,"J.E. Murray Co. Fine Furniture, Carpet, Bedding, Stoves and Everything for Housekeeping. The best and cheapest place to buy in Brooklyn..Cash or time."
J.H. Blinn, Pictures Frames
Illustration of flowers surrounding card with name and address. Text,"Oil paintings, steel engravings, chromos, photographs, etc. Frames made to order at low prices.
J.H. Bunting, Florist
Flowers including lily of the valley and violets surrounding card with name and address. Verso side: stamped with text [partially legible] Seed..plants and choice cut flowers always on hand. All orders for weddings, parties, funerals,&c. promptly attended to at reasonable prices."
J.V. Dubernell, Tailor.
Illustration of winter scene with three children ice skating. A female child is surrounded by a male child on each side skating. A dog is also on the ice near a barren tree. A thermometer shows the weather is cold. Verso side: text,"Largest stock, newest styles, lowest prices of any tailor in Brooklyn. Pants from $6.00 to $15.00. Suitings from $25.00 to $60.00."
James M. Spear, Trunks and Bags, Large Stock to Select from. Under Tice's Jewelry Store.
Illustration of a woman's hand holding a single rose. Woman is wearing matching ring and bracelet.
James Mallon, Florist
Illustration of a single rose poking through card with name and address of florist.
James R. Ross Co. Real Estate Brokers and Managers
Name, telephone number and address of real estate agency. Stamped with date.
Jas. W. Hamblet, Teas, Coffees, Etc.
Illustration of blue flowers on square pattern. Verso side: Text,"Facts worth knowing..you can purchase Hamblet's extra choice teas for 35 cents per pound..which we guarantee superior to any tea sold elsewhere for 50c per pound, or money cheerfully refunded."
John Bene, Importer and Manufacturer of Human Hair Goods.
Illustration of flowers and leaves surrounding name and address.
John Bene, Importer and Manufacturer of Human Hair Goods.
Illustration of flowers surrounding name and address.
John Bene, Importer and Manufacturer of Human Hair Goods.
Illustration of parrot sitting on branches with flowers and leaves surrounding name and address.
John C. Kinkel, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Text,"John C. Kinkel, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Arbuckle Building, Room 102."
John M. Corwin, Rubber Garments
Illustration of flowers surrounding a card listing name and address.
John P. Ames, Dealer in American Crystaline
Illustration of man pulling boy in snow on sled. A house and other people with sleds and pine trees are background.
John Peper, Manufacturer of and Retail Dealer in Confectionery and Ice Cream
Illustration of a woman's hand holding a few flowers. Woman is wearing matching ring and bracelet.
John Peper, Successor to Henry Hinrichs, Confectionery Ice Cream
Illustration of male child with little pitcher on a string taunting a dog.

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