19th Century Great Atlantic & Pacific Trading Card

  • $34.00

3 x 4.5 inch card, printed on a light card stock. I believe it to be original. Color lithographed Victorian-era trade cards were a key late 19th century advertising vehicle for national manufacturers and local businesses. These miniature posters, about the size of a postcard, were handed out as souvenirs at major expositions during the late Victorian period. They were distributed at stores, placed on sales counters free for the taking, and passed out by “drummers” who walked the streets looking for customers. The Great Atlantic & Pacific Trading Tea Company founded in 1859 later became A&P and was the worlds largest chain grocery store and retail outlet in through the mid 20th century.

Condition: Excellent condition with some wear and a crease at one corner. (see pics)

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