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|The Universal Fashion Company, 40 E. 12th Street, NYC|
|#40 E. 12th St., NYC|
Google Street View, Sept 2014
3 interpretations of this Street View are presented under
New York City in Photographers Street View
|return address on envelope acquired by the Diver collection|
|3 awards from the back of the envelope above|
The Church Review (Google Books) carried this ad for the Universal Fashion Company:
An example of a pattern designed by the Universal Fashion Company along with some highly recommended expert commentary is on the blog Unsung Sewing Patterns:
|(Forbes Henry Allis 1854-1911)|
|(No Robin Hood, she, but at least she hit the target!)|
|At least three stereotypes are presented here. Childlike stupidity (not having sense enough|
to come in out of the rain), color that won't wash
and the name "Topsey" or "Topsy," which appears often in cards of the time, refering
to the "character without personal narrative" created by Harriet Beecher Stowe
in Uncle Tom's Cabin. J.&P. Coats was headquartered in Paisley, Scotland.
Only one generation after the Civil War, attitudes towards African-Americans were crude. The trade cards of the time reflect these negative prejudices and remind us that some, but not enough progress has been made rooting out these roadblocks to a just society in the centuries since.
|Cruel but evidently effective advertising...|
Jumbo was probably the most famous elephant ever known
thanks to the advertising campaigns of P.T. Barnum for his circus.
In the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection, the most extensive discussion of J&P Coats is found on page 174. Another Coats card is on page 78.
See page 72 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection for information on Clark's and O.N.T.
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