Thursday, March 18, 2010

I is for Industrial Insurance!

From the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village Collection, this vintage trade-card is all about INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE! The trade-card craze lasted from about 1870 until the turn of the century, when interest in trade-card collecting faded and new advertising outlets, particularly the popular press, grew in importance. Today, however, many of us vintage collectors delight in finding any and all vintage postcards and trade-cards! These are our treasures!


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23 comments:

  1. Hi Coralie,
    What a sweet image. Makes you wonder whose baby posed for that image.

    Have a wonderful week.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. Wasn't it a simpler time when ads featured babies instead of pin up girls. And what a sweet baby. Stella

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  3. So precious. I love ads with babies or pets! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. You're so right! All the vintage images have such a charm about them. And the colors, faded a bit over time, are unique to the period. Nice "I", Coralie!!

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  5. Any ad with a fat-cheeked baby could sell to me! :) Love me some babies!

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  6. How adorable. I too, have a deep affection for vintage trade cards. Some of my favorite images come from them. It is easy to become addicted to buying all the pretty ones.
    Maureen

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  7. I've never heard of these. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I LOVE trade cards! Often so funny, aren't they? I've never seen this one before...thanks for sharing it and the bit of history, Coralie!

    Hope you're having a beautiful day!

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  9. I almost forget all about them ... lovely card!

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  10. no idea what a baby has to do with insurance but the card is sure cute :D

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  11. So neat! Once again I am charmed by your vintage offerings - thank you for sharing this with me, I mean us! haha

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  12. I am loving that cute little card!
    Debbie

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  13. I never knew about these trade cards! The one you posted is cute! I'm looking forward to visiting greenfield village this spring - going to take my niece!

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  14. How totally cool.

    But I must be being dense cuz I don't see anything mis-spelled here...which means...

    A+ for you!

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  15. wonderful trading card ... i really enjoy all of your vintage images

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  16. What a neat vintage item. I love finding these in antique shops, the ads seem so sweet compared to what we are bombarded with today. Kathy

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  17. Wow! What a great thing to search for.

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  18. What a fun post for "I"! Aren't those old graphics just the best?

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  19. Hi Coralie,
    This card is wonderful. I just love postcards. When I lived in Hong Kong I used to visit the Antique shops there and they had so many beautiful ones from England at the time. Since then, I am always browsing through the stacks of postcards in Antique shops.
    Karen

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  20. This is a precious image and fascinating information that is new to me.

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  21. it is beautiful...Hard to believe that these trading cards inspired the whole artist trading card thing.......

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  22. OH, what a charming trading card! Aren't the colors and graphics great?

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