Creator Phillips, Emily, 1822-1909, collector.
Creator E. Ketterlinus & Co., printer.
Creator J.H. Bufford's Lithographic Establishment, printer.
Title Advertising card collection. [graphic].
Date 1850-1900, bulk 1875-1882
Physical Description 1159 advertising cards: most chromolithographs; most 11 x 17 cm. (4.25 x 6.5 in.) or smaller.
Description Advertising cards collected by Miss Emily Phillips of Philadelphia. Primarily contains cards for Philadelphia businesses and manufacturers, and products made by Philadelphia firms. Approximately 460 businesses and products are represented, many by more than one card. Majority of cards (approximately one fourth) are for trimmings, dry goods, millinery, clothing and department stores. In addition, numerous cards advertise confectioneries, stationery stores, restaurants, jewelers, tobacconists, and grocery stores, and manufacturers of patent medicines, sewing machines, soaps, thread, shoes and furniture. Also contains cards for photographers, printers and publishers, auctioneers, barbershops, billiard halls, hotels, opticians, plumbers, theaters, and toy stores. Contains approximately 140 cards from non-Philadelphia businesses.
Description Cards contain numerous images of flowers; children engaged in a variety of activities; and animals particularly dogs, cats and frogs. Cards also depict products advertised, national flags, comic scenes, courtship scenes, and people in fancy dress. Contain caricatures of African Americans and Asians; images of local interest such as Centennial Exhibition buildings and Penn's Treaty with the Indians; holiday greetings for New Years, Christmas, and Easter including depictions of Santa Claus and Easter eggs; and cards with unusual shapes. Produced by a variety of lithographers. Cards by Ketterlinus of Philadelphia and Bufford of Boston are most numerous.
Notes Cards removed from scrapbook. Original title page inscribed: Scrap Book of Advertisement Cards Collected and Arranged by Miss Emily Phillips. Phil., 1882.
Notes Phillips collection, containing 1,000 cards, is supplemented with cards collected by the repository after 1882 from a variety of sources.
Notes Gift of Emily Phillips, 1882.
Biographical / historical note Phillips was a collector; shareholder in the Library Company of Philadelphia; member of a prominent Philadelphia Jewish family (Daughter of Zalegman Phillips); and active in Jewish educational and philanthrophic organizations.
Subject Advertising -- United States -- 19th century.
Subject Children in advertising.
Subject Women in advertising.
Subject African Americans in advertising.
Subject Animals in advertising.
Subject Stores and shops -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject Bookstores -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject Clothing stores -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject Confectioneries -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject Department stores -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject Dry goods stores -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject Groceries stores -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject Jewelry stores -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject Millinery -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject Photographers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject Restaurants -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject Shoe stores -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject Stationery trade -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject Tobacco shops -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Subject Household soap.
Subject Patent medicines.
Subject Sewing machines.
Subject Thread.
Genre Advertising cards 1875-1885.
Genre Trade cards 1875-1885.
Genre Chromolithographs 1875-1885.
Call Number Library Company of Philadelphia Print Dept. Advertising Card Collection [1975.F & various]
Accession number 1975.F
Accession number various