Trade cards and advertisement scrapbooks

Trade cards and advertisement scrapbooks

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Unknown
Title: Trade cards and advertisement scrapbooks
Dates: 1890-1915
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Coll. Number: ms1394

Biographical/Historical Note

At the turn of the twentieth century, scrapbooks were increasingly popular with Americans, who frequently prized and saved greeting cards, invitations, advertisements, poetry, artwork, and photographs. Individuals occasionally preserved tobacco cards, which were trade cards used to stiffen packaging and advertise cigarettes. These were often in sets with strict themes, such as world leaders, global costumes, and horses.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of scrapbooks, trade cards, and advertisements. Scrapbooks include one that belonged to Margaret Adams of Augusta, Georgia. Another scrapbook contains three issues of a magazine called Sunshine for Little Children. Another is a repurposed ledger from the Agency Union Bank checkbook, from Columbus, GA.

Index Terms

Adams, Margaret
Columbus (Ga.)
Trading cards.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Trade cards and advertisement scrapbooks, ms 1394. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS BoxItem
11Margaret Adams Scrapbook
Includes: an "Imperial Council of the Ancient Arabic Order" certificate; segments of European greeting cards; postcards of flowers, children, women, and animals; trade cards for commercial products from companies like Detroit Heating and Lighting Company, Ayers, Highland Brand Condensed Milk, Perry Davis Pain Killer, and Bierman & Jones.
2Scrapbook (unidentified owner)
Includes: photographic portraits of women, Iroquois derby trade cards, Kinney Bros High Class Cigarettes cards (1889), Duke Cigarettes cards (of world leaders and costumed people), Virginia Brights Cigarettes cards (women portraits), and three renditions of the magazine "Sunshine for Little Children" (1888).
OS BoxItem
21Columbus, GA scrapbook, 1860s-1870s
3Trade cards