The interior of a hive with a queen bee at the top and lesser bees in hierarchical order arranged in descending circles below her, with the 'humble bees' at the base of the hive 29 August 1837 Hand-coloured etching
"London Cries & Public Edifices" by John Leighton "Of dealers in milk there are two classes – the one keeping cows, and the other purchasing it from dairymen in the outskirts and selling it on their own account.
Samuel N. Dickinson, a Boston card and ephemera printer at work from 1839-1850. AAS holds some of Dickinson's business correspondence and also preserves over a dozen of his trade cards, including this one from the 1840s that features a press with finished cards flying off. A perfect ending to #typeTuesday! #ephemera #printing #tradecard #aastradecard
Don't mind us, we're just heading into the weekend on our giant flying fish! This eye-catching clipper ship card advertises the 'Ocean Express' out of New York. The ship travelled to and from San Francisco in the 1840s, bringing East coasters to the west in pursuit of gold during the gold rush. Is that giant flying fish for real? Whale sure -- any fin is possible! (Sorry -- we can't resist a good fish pun! 🐟 🐟 🐟) #ephemera #shipcards #advertising