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Circa 1890’s, a Victorian era trading card for the Model Clothing Company–one of the big dry goods stores of that time. Before magazines and their unrelenting hundreds of ads were ubiquitous.

One response to “Sunday Adverts: Model Clothing Company Trade Card”

  1. Kevin J. Brewer says:

    I have noticed the following in many historical advertisements, which would appear quite odd today. In the past, if a business’ space covered more than one address as designated by the city, they listed all of those addresses in their advertisement as in “18, 20 & 22 South Pennsylvania St.”.

    Today, we would list only one address and probably the “roundess” one as in “20 S. Pennsylvania St.”.

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