Fulton Street Trade Card Collection
December 13, 2005 9:07 AM   Subscribe

Fulton Street Trade Card Collection at the Brooklyn Public Library consists of 245 late 19th and early 20th century illustrated trade cards, all emanating from businesses in Brooklyn's historic commercial thoroughfare. [via Gothamist]
posted by riffola (6 comments total)
Doesn't have my great great grandfather the lawyer, but that's okay, this is still great stuff. Many thanks.
posted by IndigoJones at 9:16 AM on December 13, 2005

If you have his business card, why not submit it to the library's collection?
posted by riffola at 9:29 AM on December 13, 2005

Photographers, but no camera stores? I hear Brooklyn has a long history of great camera stores.
posted by R. Mutt at 9:38 AM on December 13, 2005

Related: BPL is offering the Brooklyn Daily Eagle online. Walt Whitman edited the paper from 1846-8.
posted by swift at 9:51 AM on December 13, 2005


I collected a set of four victorian trade cards from the Boston area, because they shared the same family name (my last name, Grosvenor). This one looks identical to one of the four cards I have, with different text. I'm guessing these are a generic template used by printing companies, but figured something like that would be limited to a printer in one region.
posted by inthe80s at 10:16 AM on December 13, 2005

More trade cards available here.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 10:43 AM on December 13, 2005

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