Sunday, March 22, 2015

page 171 -- Edwin C. Burt & Co.,Horsford's Baking Powder, Rumford Chemical Co., Major & Knapp Lith.

updated 24 June 2017
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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.
According to Wikipedia, "In 1874, Burt patented an improvement he made to shoes. The patent described a new method of producing shoes that provides increased durability. The patent number was 146801 and was filed November 24, 1873. Burt's shoe company was especially known for its advertisements."





mfg: Rumford Chemical Works, Providence, RI
Here's what is on the back of a similar card for this product:


For once!
Trade card advertising that actually shows a customer sampling product. 

[click to enlarge for easier reading]

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
comes this video explaining the importance of
baking powder to the production of bread.
Produced by Untamed Science

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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