Trade or advertising card scrapbook of 194 pages, visionary art compiled by Emma Jane (Bailey) Arnold for her son Earl J. Arnold (b.1884) and his siblings in the late 19th century. Commentary and presentation by Earl J. Arnold's grandson, Jeffrey Arnold Diver.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
"Many Recall These Old Firms and Individuals" -- page xvi
While "many" might have recalled the above firms and individuals in the 1960's when this list was composed by Earl J. Arnold, by the 21st century most had passed from living memory.
At 194 pages and "more than" 1200 cards, the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection is the largest published collection of trade cards I have seen anywhere.