I have such fun sharing postcards, and now trade cards. Yes, I succumbed even deeper to the antique pox. I now collect Santa and elephant trade cards as well as postcards. I thought I’d share my first acquisition. It’s an advertisement for Shepard, Norwell & Co., which was founded by John Shepard. This company was known as the greatest attraction of the narrow Winter St., in Boston, MA. It was viewed as the largest, best stocked, and most satisfactory of Boston’s dry goods houses (even over department stores). I wonder what it was like to shop at this victorian attraction. It would certainly be a trip down memory lane just to see the selection of dry goods sold then, that are obsolete now.
**You can find many more wonderful victorian trade cards with great graphics, and advertising in my store.
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