Spotlight on Collections

Posted on September 27, 2012 by

Recently a researcher looking into his family had us scan these trade cards and now we're sharing them with you.  These cards represent two Baltimore stores and can help us understand the history of the buisinesses.  The cards can also hint at the nature of advertising from a century ago or more.

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Trade card for Hecht's, n.d. Courtesy of Maxwell Whiteman. JMM 1989.1.1

Trade card for Meyer C. Hecht's store, 234 S. Broadway. Courtesy of Maxwell Whiteman. JMM 1989.1.2

Trade card advertising B. Schleisner's store, 307 E. Baltimore St. Courtesy of Maxwell Whiteman. JMM 1989.1.3

Trade card from Hecht Bros. & Co. advertising their New Installment House at 368 W. Baltimore St. Courtesy of Maxwell Whiteman. JMM 1989.1.4

Trade card advertising Hecht Bros. & Co., 368 W. Baltimore St. Courtesy of Maxwell Whiteman. JMM 1989.1.5

Trade card from Hecht Bros. & Co. at 368 W. Baltimore Street. Courtesy of Maxwell Whiteman. JMM 1989.1.6

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