Childs, Westfield, Massachusetts. Antique Lithographed Victorian Advertising Trade Card. Florid border frames an exotic beautiful woman, a cherub perching over her head. Stamped name of business partially visible on face of card: F.L. Childs in Westfield, Mass. Back has advertising for Ladies' Blacking for boots and shoes. "New Cash Shoe Store." Back is yellowed and has areas with surface paper peeling. Measures 3-1/4 by 4-3/4 inches, trimmed at bottom.
This item is an original card from a late-nineteenth century scrapbook. The image, printed by color lithography, is a chromolithograph, or "chromo."
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