Rare c 1880s Antique Victorian Business Trade Card Thomas Brown Paper Hangings Pleasant St Fall River MA Sailboat
> Front of card is printed: Thomas Brown, Dealer in Paper Hangings, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Window Glass, Paper and Cloth Window Curtains, Curtain Fixtures, Etc., No. 27 Pleasant Street, Fall River MA > Front of card has an image of sailboats on a green sea with the coastline in the background
> Back of card is plain
> Victorian era date is based on the 1882 Fall River Business Directory, containing, on p. 549, an advertisement placed by the proprietor Thomas Brown for his company
> Card background is ivory in color
> Card measures 5.25 x 2-7/8 inches
CONDITION: Card is in good condition, with age-related yellowing and small light brown discoloration stains at the top edge of the front, each about the size of a fingernail. Colors of the artwork are pale tints. Printing is crisp and clear. Card has no rips, tears, holes or creases. There is minor wear at the corners. Card back has a few small old adhesive or adhered paper spots, perhaps from being in an old scrapbook.
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