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A Collection of Trade Cards

Identifier: WH1855

Scope and Contents

Choromolithographed trade or advertising cards; companies include Lions Coffee, Star Wind Mill, Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., Henderson's Red House Shoes, Highland Evaporated Cream, Libbey Glass, American Sewing Machine Co., Domestic Sewing Machine Co., Eldredge Sewing Machines,Wichita Soap Mfg. Co., and Garland Stoves and Ranges.


  • 1865-1900

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.


1 Boxes (.5 linear feet)

Language of Materials



Folders arranged alphabetically by product type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

From DPL Ephemera/Imprint Collection.

Varying Form of Title

Trade card collection

Table of Contents

Beverages/beer/wine -- Boots and shoes -- Building materials and home improvement -- Cigarettes and tobacco -- Cloth, clothing and tailoring/dry goods -- Coffee/tea -- Evaporated milk and cream/yeasts/starch/baking powder -- Food products and groceries -- Furniture -- Livery/saddlery/harness ware -- Manufactured goods -- Misc. merchandise -- Music -- Perfume and cologne/drug stores/sundries -- Restaurants and hotels -- Sewing/machines and thread -- Soaps and cleaners -- Stationery/books -- Stoves and ranges.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States