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Although these racial stereotypes would be very offensive to most in the 21st century, John L. Whiting & Sons of Boston, MA (founded 1864) realized sales across all ethnic boundaries. This may have been because the company simply made better brushes than its competitors. From Google Patents, here's a copy of one of the company's patents:
Via archive.org and King's handbook of the United States
the following description of John L. Whiting & Sons is discovered along with a sketch of the building:
|According to its bill header, this building was on the corner of High and Purchase Streets.|
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