Victorian Trade Card, Rough On Rats, Jersey City New Jersey
An original Victorian trade card for a product that gets rid of 'pests', fun silhouette of family chasing down a rat.
- 2.75 x 4.50 inches in size.
- Printed in the 1880s - 1890s.
- Condition, looks like a bit of the border may have been trimmed, 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.