Rare c 1880s Antique Victorian Business Trade Card Thomas Brown Paper Hangings Pleasant St Fall River MA Birds Terns
> 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 birds, possibly terns, amidst lily pads on water
> 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 a small light brown discoloration stains on the back. 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 front has a few small scratches and vestiges of old adhesive, perhaps from being in an old scrapbook, none of which is in the printed area of the card.
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