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Edwin C. Burt shoes started out in Hartford, CT in 1838. The firm moved to New York City ten years later in search of a larger market.
|Portion of the versa of an advertising card similar to the card in the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection.|
|mfg: Rumford Chemical Works, Providence, RI|
|from the Commemorative Booklet, American Chemical Society, 2006|
This booklet also contains excellent commentary on the life of Eben Horsford
and the Rumford Chemical Works in East Providence, RI
|from Wikipedia 2015: the Rumford Chemical Works and Mill House Historic District buildings|
No longer occupied by Rumford, the buildings serve a number of commercial and residential purposes.
The American Historical Print Collector's Society has a good summary of information about The Major & Knapp Lithographers Company of New York, which published some of the trade cards found in the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection.
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