Finding Aid for the Collection of Trade Cards, 1870-1900

Processed by K. Landesman; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Collection of Trade Cards, 1870-1900

Collection number: 611

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
K. Landesman, May 1981
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, October 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Trade Cards,
Date (inclusive): 1870-1900
Collection number: 611
Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert Knepper, 1992-93.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Trade Cards (Collection 611). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of trade or advertising cards of various companies, stores, and products. Includes Arbuckle's Ariosa Coffee, bakers and bakeries, Coca-Cola, dry cleaning, Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, musical instruments, restaurants and hotels, sewing machines, tobacco, Union Pacific Tea Company, Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Pennsylvania, and Frostick series of animal cards.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Collection is arranged alphabetically by industry or name of firm.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Trade cards.


Container List

Box 1

Arbuckle's Ariosa Coffee.

Box 1

Bakers and bakeries.

Box 1

California trade cards.

Box 1

Cereals, spices, and other foods.

Box 1

Chocolate and cocoa.

Box 1

Church & Company, Arm & Hammer.

Box 1

Cigarette cards (portraits of entertainers).

Box 1

Coca-Cola.

Box 1

Coffee and tea, miscellaneous distributors.

Box 1

Drug-stores, patent medicines, and perfumes.

Box 1

Dry cleaning, etc.

Box 1

Farm and domestic implements.

Box 1

The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company.

Box 2

Groceries,-meat and fish markets, and tea, coffee and spice shops.

Box 2

Jewelry, clothing, and dry goods.

Box 2

Miscellaneous.

Box 2

Musical instruments.

Box 2

Restaurants and hotels.

Box 2

Series cards advertising various products.

Box 2

Sewing machines.

Box 2

Sewing threads.

Box 2

Shoes, shoe stores, and shoe polishes.

Box 2

Soaps and cleansers.

Box 2

Starches.

Box 2

Stoves and stove polishes.

Box 2

Tobacco.

Box 2

Transformations and cards with moving parts.

Box 2

Union Pacific Tea Company.

Box 2

Yeasts and infants' foods.

Box 2

Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Pennsylvania.

Box 2

Frostick series of Animal cards.