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DELAWARE
NINETEENTH CENTURY
BUSINESS AND TRADE
CARD COLLECTION

1850-1950

(bulk dates 1876-1900)

Manuscript Collection Number: 428
Accessioned: Purchase April 29, 1998
Extent: .33 linear ft.
Content: Business cards, advertisement cards, invitations, announcements, and calling cards.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: November 2001 by Theresa Hessey.

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Table of Contents


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of over 150 trade cards of merchants from Delaware, many of which focus on the area of Wilmington. Some of the merchants represented in this collection include hatters, saddle makers, grocers, watchmakers, photographers, dentists, and tailors. The majority of these cards date from the nineteenth century and provide important information regarding addresses and in some cases, images of buildings. Also included in this collection are various announcements and invitations, regarding weddings, deaths, and commencement exercises. This collection has been divided into business cards and advertisement cards, invitations, calling cards, and miscellaneous items.

Arrangement Note

Folder 1: Trade cards, Adams & Bros.

Folder 2: Trade cards, Alexandre to Cheap

Folder 3: Trade cards, Claymont to Foreman

Folder 4: Trade cards, Frank to Grubb

Folder 5: Trade cards, Harper to Jones

Folder 6: Trade cards, Lippencott to March

Folder 7: Trade cards, McCloskey to Pennock

Folder 8: Trade cards, Pennsylvania to Spencer

Folder 9: Trade cards, Staats to Zion

Folder 10: Business cards

Folder 11: Invitations, announcements, and calling cards


Contents List

Folder -- Contents


     F1        Trade Cards
               Adams and Brother. 504 Market St., Wilmington DE.
               Adams & Bro. Clark’s Spool Cotton, 504 Market St.,
     		        Wilmington, DE.
               Adams & Bro. Clark’s Spool Cotton, 504 Market St.,
                    Wilmington, DE.
               Adams & Bro. Clark’s Spool Cotton, 504 Market St.,
     	            Wilmington, DE.
               Adams & Bro. Clark’s Spool Cotton, 504 Market St.,
                    Wilmington, DE.
               Adams & Bro. Clark’s Spool Cotton, 504 Market St.,
                    Wilmington, DE.
               Adams & Bro. Clark’s Spool Cotton, 504 Market St.,
                    Wilmington, DE. (See oversized)

     F2        Trade Cards
               Alexandre Coiffures. 406 Delaware Ave.,
                    Wilmington, DE.
               American Rifles. Co. A., First Grand Moonlight
                    Excursion.
               Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Company. New York (with map
                    and illustrations of DE).
               Arnold, C.A., Ladies Shoe Store. No. 316 King
                    Street, Wilmington, DE.
               Arnold, C.A., Ladies Shoe Store. No. 316 King
                    Street, Wilmington, DE.
               Babcock, Wm. H., Family Shoe Store. 206 Market
                     Street, Wilmington, DE.
               Beeson, F.P., Fresh and Salt Meats. S.W. Cor. 4th
                    and Lombard Sts., Wilmington, DE.
               Bethany Baptist Church, Jackson & Elm Streets. No
                    town listed.
               Boston One Price Clothing Store. 214 Market and
                    212 Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE.
               Carelle Hardware Co., Wilmington, DE.
               Carey, D.W. Jeweler, Dover, DE.
               Cheap John’s. 313 Market St., Wilmington, DE.

     F3        Trade Cards
               Claymont Trust Company. Claymont, DE.
               Delaware Coach Transfer Company, Delaware Avenue
                    Line. “East Bound”
               Delaware Shore Rail Company interest warrant of
                    Seventeen Dollars. Nov. 1, 1876. (copies)
               Domestic. 814 Market Street, Wilmington, DE.
               Dover Machine Works. E.L. Jones & Co., Dover, DE.
               Dunn, E.M. Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries…, No. 27
                    Lockerman St., Dover, DE.
               Edge Moor M.E. Church. Corner Stone Laying, 1886.
     				(See oversized)
               Fell & Peoples, Fine Cutlery and Hardware. 507
                    Market Street, Wilmington, DE.
               Ferguson, Florence C. Funeral, Holly Oak, DE,
     				1890.
               Forman’s The Money Saving Shoe House. No. 10 E.
                    Fourth St., Wilmington, DE.


     F4        Trade Cards
               Frank, I.H., & Son. Wholesale Grocers, 509 King
    			    St., Wilmington, DE.
               Frank, I.H., & Son. Wholesale Grocers, 509 King
                    St., Wilmington, DE.
               Frank, I.H., & Son. Wholesale Grocers, 509 King
                    St., Wilmington, DE.
               Freedman, David. Shoemaker, Pleasant and Jackson
                    Streets, Wilmington, DE.
               Gallaher, Henry E. Shoes, No. 2 W. Second St.,
                    Wilmington, DE.
               Gibson, J.B. Photography, Coatesville, PA.
               Gluckman, Barnet. Justice of the Peace and Notary
                    Public, Wilmington, DE.
               Greenman, & Co. Fine Wall Decoration and Window
                    Shades, 411 Market St., Wilmington, DE.
               Grubb & Son, General Store. Wilmington, DE.

     F5        Trade Cards
               Harper, Warren & Co., Agricultural Warehouse.
                    Wilmington, DE.
               Hartman & Fehrenbach Brewing Co. Wilmington, DE.
               Holy Rosary Church. Claymont, DE.
               Honeywell, Dr. E.C. Dentist, Wilmington, DE.
               Honeywell, Dr. E.C. Dentist, Wilmington, DE.
               Honeywell, Dr. E.C. Dentist, Wilmington, DE.
               Hoyt’s German Cologne. Lowell, MA.
               Hurrican Lamp. Antiques, New Castle, DE.
               Immanuel Church. Ice Cream Festival, 1906.
               Jackson, A.T. Dealer in Ladies and Gents
                    Furnishing Goods, Milford, DE.
               Jakes & Son, General Merchandise. Wyoming and
                    Camden, DE.
               Japanese Submarine. Rodney Square, Admission
    			    Ticket.
               Jefferis, Wm. B., Millinery and Trimmings. 507
                    Market Street, Wilmington, DE.
               Jones, A.B., Artistick Paper Hangings. No. 422
                    Market Sts., Wilmington, DE. (2 copies)

     F6        Trade Cards
               Lippencott & Company. Grand Display of spring
                    Millinery, Wilmington, DE.
               Live Oak Assembly. Annual Ball, 1878.
               Live Oak Assembly. Annual Ball, 1879.
               Live Oak Assembly. Annual Ball, 1879.
               Live Oak Assembly. Annual Ball, 1880.
               Live Oak Assembly. Annual Ball, 1881.
               Live Oak Assembly. Annual Ball, 1882.
               Merchant Tailoring and Clothing Co. S.E. Corner of
                    8th and Market Streets, Wilmington, DE.
               March, Gladys B. Antiques, Milford, DE.
     F7        Trade Cards
               McCloskey, Ralph A. Roofing Spouting and Sheet
                    Metal Contracting, Wilmington, DE.
               Mitchell & Schwendeman. Bicycle Repair, 303 E.
                    Fifth Street, Wilmington, DE.
               Morris, W.H. Fine Grocer, S.W. Corner of 7th and
                    Market Streets, Wilmington, DE.
               Myers, M., N.W. Cor. Fifth and Market St.,
                    Wilmington, DE.
               Myers, M., N.W. Cor. Fifth and Market St.,
                    Wilmington, DE.
               Myers, M., N.W. Cor. Fifth and Market St.,
                    Wilmington, DE
               Murphy, Frank J. Installment House, Wilmington,
                    DE.
               Murphy, Frank J. Installment House, Wilmington,
                    DE. (See oversized)
               Neal’s Carriage Paint. Wilmington, DE.
               “Old Home Celebration”. Invitation from Mayor
                    Harrison W. Howell, 1912, no town listed.
               Olde Homestead Antique Shoppe. Camden, DE.
               Opera House, Grande. “40 Colored People in Opera”,
                    Wilmington, DE, 1879.
               Pennock & Foreman. Tailors and Clothiers, S.E.
                    Cor. 5th and Market St., Wilmington, DE.
               Pennock & Foreman. Tailors and Clothiers, S.E.
                    Cor. 5th and Market St., Wilmington, DE.
               
     F8        Trade Cards
               Pennsylvania Electropathic Institute. Twelfth
                    Street, Philadelphia, PA.
               Pennsylvania Delaware Development Corporation.
                    Wilmington, DE.
               Pennsylvania Delaware Development Corporation.
                    Wilmington, De.
               Pennsylvania Delaware Development Corporation.
                    Wilmington, DE.
               Pokomoke River Lottery. Wilmington, DE, 1845.
               Porter, John F. Democratic Candidate for State
                    Senator, 1950.
               Red Arrow Bus Line, Inc., Schedule.
               Rudolph, C.F. watches, table cutlery, arundel
                    spectacles, town illegible.
               Rumford Baking Powder
               Smith & Painter. Wilmington, DE.
               Spencer, C.A. Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
    			    Wilmington, DE. (3 copies)

     F9        Trade Cards
               Staats, S.H. Hosiery, 405 Market St., Wilmington,
    			    DE.
               Stern, Cyrus. Tailor and Clothier, 111 Market
     				Street, Wilmington, DE.
               Stern, Cyrus. Tailor and Clothier, 111 Market
     				Street, Wilmington, DE.
               Swientochowski, Stanley. Kentucky Riflesmith, 3606
                    Spruce St., Wilmington, DE.
               Thomas Jewelry Co., 409 Market St., Wilmington,
     				DE.
               Thomas Portable Engine.
               Union M.E.S.S. Excursion to Chestnut Grove, 1882.
               Warner & Merritt, Delaware Ave., Philadelphia, PA.
               Wesley Pyle. Boots and Shooes, 227 Market Street,
     				Wilmington, De.
               Williams, Em. E. Co. Roofing Heating and Repairs,
                    405 W. 10th St., Wilmington, De.
               Wilson, Gen. Jas. H.
               Yerger, Hiram. Saddle Maker, 11 East Third St.,
                    Wilmington, DE. (2 copies)
               Zion Lutheran Church. Rally Day, no town listed.

     F10       Business Cards
               Bland, V. Shoe Repairing, 16 Church Lane,
     				Claymont, DE. (2 copies)
               Boot & Shoe Emporium. 319 Market Street,
     				Wilmington, DE. (11 copies)
               Bower Bros. O.K. Hall Clothing House. S.E. Cor.
                    13th and Market Sts., Wilmington, DE.
               Brown, Lucille Tray Painting, 411 Boxwood Road,
                    Wilmington, DE. (3 copies)
               Buttonwood Shop. Antiques, Old Glass and China, 7
                    Oakmont Ave. Silview, DE.
               Clements, Thomas O. Antiques, 113 S. Bradford St.,
                    Dover, DE.
               Colonial Cupboard. Antiques, 5 Philadelphia Pike,
     				Wilmington, DE.
               Davis, Millard F. Watchmaker and Jeweler, No. 9
                    East Second Street, Wilmington, DE.
               DiPinto’s Spaghetti House. Green St. and
                    Commonwealth Ave., Claymont, DE.
               Dolan, John F., Fine Liquors & Cigars, No. 6 W.
     				3rd St., no town listed.
               Dolan, John F., Fine Liquors & Cigars, No. 6 W.
   				    3rd St., no town listed.
               Edgemoor Cab Co. 1315 King St., Wilmington, DE.
               Fryer, W Roy. 101 & 103 E. Third St., Wilmington,
    			    DE.
               George,  Jonathan E., For Sheriff of New Castle
     				County in 1882.
               Hearn, Virginia Clarke. Antiques, U.S. 13 One Mile
    			    North of Felton, DE.
               Interfaiths, Inc.
               Lewis, Evan W. Stanton Hotel, Stanton, DE.
               Lowther, John,  For Sheriff of New Castle County
     				1886.
               McCormick, Samuel. For Coroner of New Castle
     				County 1904.
               Meyers, M. The Clothier. N.W. Corner, Fifth and
                    Market Sts., Wilmington, DE.
               Miller, William Henry. For State Senator Third
                    District, Primary Election September 29th,
                    1906.
               Nassau Valley Vineyards. The First Winery in the
                    First State, 33 Nassau Commons, Lewes, DE.
               O’Daniel, Dr., Dentist. 515 Market Street,
    			    Wilmington, DE.
               Pierce, M.E. Knitting and Embroidery to Order, No.
                    500 West Sixth Street, Wilmington, DE.
               Pennsylvania & Delaware Development Corporation.
                    839 Market Street, Wilmington, DE.
               Pie Chest Antiques. Furniture Refinishing, Highway
                    113, Dover, DE.
               Purks, Em. T. For Corner of New Castle County.
               Richards, Mrs. Enouch. S., 204 Center St.,
    			    Harrington, DE.
               Ritchie, J.W. House Carpenter, Centreville, DE.
               Rockland Assembly’s First Grand Pic-Nic Lady’s
                    Invitation.
               Sanderson, Chris and His Country Dance Band.
                    Chaddsford, PA.
               Sheppey, John V. Hatter, No. 503 Market Street,
                    Wilmington, DE.
               Springer, Howard B. Hatter, 2 East Third St.,
                    Wilmington, DE.
               Stidham, Frank C. For Sheriff of New Castle County
                    in 1882. (2 copies)
               Stidham, Frank C. For Sheriff of New Castle County
                    in 1882. (2 copies)
               Stidham, Frank C. For Sheriff of New Castle County
                    in 1884. (3 copies)
               Talley, Nelson L., For Levy Court Commissioner
                    Third District of Brandywine Hundred, 1908.
               Taylor’s Fine Home-Cooked Foods Discriminately
                    Served, New Castle, DE.
               Union Pacific Tea Co., 517 Market Street,
                    Wilmington, DE.
               Union Pacific Tea Co., 517 Market Street,
                    Wilmington, DE.
               Union Pacific Tea Co., 517 Market Street,
                    Wilmington, DE.
               Welch, Dr. E.C., Dentist, No. 513 King St.,
                    Wilmiington, DE.
               Woodcrafter, Cabinet Maker & Refinisher, Shipley &
                    Gumwood Drive, Wilmington, DE.

	F11        Invitations, Announcements, and Calling Cards
               Forwood, Robert W. and Rachel, Golden Wedding
    			    Reception, 1879.
               Goodley, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor. announce marriage of
                    their daughter, 1920.
               Habbart, Mr. And Mrs. Joseph G., Fiftieth Wedding
                    Anniversary, 1914.
               High School Commencement, Wilmington. DE., 1881.
               Hudson, Mr. & Mrs. A.L. Twenty Fifth Anniversary,
                    1887.
               McCabe, Mr. & Mrs. John C., announce marriage of
                    their daughter, 1919.
               Veale, Mr. & Mrs. John F. announce the wedding of
                    their daughter.
               Webster, Mrs. George request presence at
                    daughter’s 18th birthday, 1917.
               Bird, Lizzie J.
               Bird, Mary W
               Hamby, Eva M.
               Lovell, Sadie E.
               Lovell, Sadie E.
               Miller, Frank.
               Squibb, Emma R.
               Squibb, Lewis A.
               Talley, Blanche A.
               Talley, Blanche A.
               Talley, Laura V.
               Talley, Leonard T.
               Talley, Mary Ida.
               Talley, Sallie J.
               Talley, Sallie J.
               Talley, Sallie J.
               Talley, Robert.
               Talley, Robert.
               Webster, Dutton.
               Webster, Dutton.
               Webster, Dutton.
               Webster, C. Edward
               “All my best wishes for thee”
               Girl’s head with bonnet


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