Thursday, September 4, 2008

Victorian Trade Cards

Victorian Trade Cards Digital Collection:

This digital collection was created using a scrapbook of Victorian-era advertising cards from the University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections department. Products being advertised include clocks, jewelry, food, and medicine. The advertisement images are often whimsical and bear little relation to the company or product being advertised. (Note: Viewers should be warned that some of the text and images from this collection are considered racially offensive by today's standards.)

Some, like the one above, are just straight-up weird.

via hanuman

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