Trade cards were an favored form of advertising during the late 19th/early 20th century. The cards were so popular that many of them survive today. I have a number of them that I collected.
Over the weekend, a different form of advertising popped up on my Pinterest feed--sewing advertising cards!
The cards could be painted or embroidered; apparently the advertisements were particularly popular in Europe.
Ad for "fine edibles"
I've never seen these before and I certainly hadn't noticed them at any of the paper shows I visit. I wonder if they were even used in the United States. If you know anything about them, please let me know!
Have a safe and happy day!