Silver Tip children shoes - Advertising trade card (early 1900's)

Nice early advertising item for children's shoes with great farm image
 
Reduce shoe bills, see that those for children's wear have their beautiful silver tips...genuine stock..prices are the lowest.
J.B. Ellsworth dealer in Boots, Shoes and Rubbers Canton N.Y.
 

Nice print of kids with giant boot, image by Donaldson Brothers Five Points N.Y.

Thin paper.

Light smudging, colour transfer on text side. Small tear along bottom

16 x 8 cm

 

Donaldson Brothers   1872-1891
Five Points, NY

By 1872 he went into partnership with his brothers Frank, John, and Robert to form his own firm Donaldson Brothers Steam Lithographic Printers. This company grew into major printing firm producing a wide variety of chromolithographic material including a large quantities of trade and advertising cards of which many were die cut or had moving parts. After suffering a major fire in 1887 they were forced to rebuild their plant, but this gave them the chance to modernize. Though they consolidated into the American Lithographic Company in 1891, they continued to use their own name for about another ten years. 

SOURCE: www.metropostcard.com

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