Victorian Trade Card, Kerr & Co. Thread


An original sewing thread Victorian trade card.  Image showing Santa Claus on roof, early image of Santa sometimes had him in a green outfit.

  • 3.00 x 4.50 inches in size.
  • Printed in the 1880s - 1890s.
  • Condition, a couple rounded corners and light corner bend on lower left, nice, actual card shown.
Victorian Trade cards are an early form of adverting from the late 1800s.  Some cards are custom made for products, others are stock cards.  At the time mass produced color printing had become affordable.  Cards were printed up and distributed to stores that sold these products, then given away to customers.  Since these are so colorful and the graphics so compelling, people would gather up cards and paste them into scrapbooks, or collect them.  

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