c. 1880-1895|c. 1854-1915
4.25 in WIDE
(10.79 cm WIDE)
Gift of Mrs. Warren Hook

"Alphabets, Bobbins and Cross-stitch: Samplers and Needlework Tools from the Collection of the Oakland Museum," History Special Gallery, 9/18/93 - 4/3/94.

Scrap book. Description: Scrapbook, ornate book cardboard cover with design paper cut-outs on surface of cover. Large assortment of business cards, greeting cards and postcards, relating to the oakland area. c. 1854-1915. History: See file, Mrs. Warren Hook for individual listing of cards. Advertising card of 2 children in foreground with a spool of thread watching 2 other children in a lake watching sailboats. Inez Brooks-Myers, May 11, 2009: All of the children are playing with model sailboats. The girl and boy on shore have a large spool of "J. P. Coats Best Cord" and are using it as the guide cord on the boat they are sailing in the lake.

Trade cards or advertising cards, like this one, often were collected by children and pasted into scrapbooks.

Used: advertising | J & P Coats | Childhood

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