Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Sewing Card Advertisements


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.  

The cards advertised a variety of products such as this Spanish one for condensed milk:

Ad for "fine edibles"

Perfume ad.

Coffee ad.

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!