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Currier & Ives produced an estimated 200 different trade cards. The cards were kept in stock and then later imprinted for local businesses that used the cards as advertisements. Many of the cards are smaller, though less detailed versions of prints produced by the firm.

Date: 1880

Artists: Nathaniel Currier
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 5 x 3 1/4 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-753
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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