Saturday, June 20, 2015

page 6 -- Button & Ottley, John H. Bufford & Co., Clark Thread Co., Dundas Dick & Co.

updated 22 November 2016
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Button & Ottley, manufacturers
56 Warren St., NYC


For additional information on Button & Ottley, see page 129 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection. The series "A Policeman's Day" (page 5) was also printed for Button & Ottley.

"Coming Home" 1879
by Bufford, Boston MA
See the next page, page 7 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection, for information on John Henry Bufford and his company. This is one of Bufford's most familiar prints.


"Across the line, from pole to pole, the children's clothes depend upon it."
"Nothing stronger
can there be
than Mother's love
and O.N.T."
reverse of card above

Showing its age, this is the back of the card above.
More on the Clark Thread Co. is on page 72 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection. Another trade card and a little more information is on page 174 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection, and yet another card is on page 15.

Seidlitz Powders are discussed on Wikipedia.
Karen Nims identifies the flowers on this card as those of
"rose, lily-of-the valley, forget-me-not, clematis, carnation."
Reverse of a Seidlitine card from Digital Commonwealth
According to a New York Times article (12 April 1887) Dundas Dick, senior partner of the firm, was showing signs of insanity by age 60. His activities were closely monitored by his partners, particularly James Harvie, and Martin E. Finnegan.

In October 2014, Google Street View captures 112 White Street, a little faded, but standing strong:





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