Album of 43 trade cards, of various formats, which have been used as receipts or invoices by the traders and have stab holes resulting from the pin they where put on by an accountant or secretary. A few trade cards are repeated, four are typographically printed, and the rest are engraved or etched. All trade cards and bills are addressed to Mrs. Forth and give a good idea of the expenses and needs of a fashionable household in mid 18th-century London.
Creator: Forth, Mrs.
Title: Collection eighteenth century trade cards and bills, between 1737 and 1756.
A fashionable family looks at a roll of wallpaper that the shop clerk is displaying to them. The shop owner jestures to the elaborately decorated pattern on the roll. Another clerk behind the counter looks on as he rolls another bolt.
Title: At James Wheeleys Paper Hanging Warehouse : wholesale retail & for exportation; at No. 25 Aldersgate Street London are manufactured & sold all sorts of emboss’d chints & common papers for rooms … [graphic].
Publication: [London : James Wheeleys Paper Hanging Warehouse, ca. 1780?]
Trade card for the Italian-born printmaker James Anthony Minasi (1776-1865), who was born in Calabria and became a Bartolozzi pupil after coming to England. Illustrated with an angelic winged putto concentratiing on a print book.
An engraved trade card advertising “BankEating-House” in the City of London
Printmaker: Everard, printmaker.
Title: BankEating-House, No. 2, Throgmorton Street [graphic] : Geo[rge] Barlow (waitor & succ[esso]r to the late Mr. Markins) respectfully acquaints his friends & the public in general, that he has taken the above house, and laid in, an assortment of the best wines, genuine-brandy, rum & c. &c. … / Everard sculp. Finsbury Terrace.
Letterpress trade card framed within a decorative oval border.
Author: Channon, Nathaniel.
Title: Nathl. Channon carman : (son in law and successor to Mr. Millett, deceas’d) No. 8, Union-Mews, Union-Street, the top of Wells-Street, work done by waggons or carts in town … N.B. Coals and rubbish carted.
Published: [London : Craft, Painter (sic) Wells-St., Oxford-St., ca. 1800?]