1880s E.J. Weeks & Co. Store Advertising Trade Card, Jackson, Michigan
Printed on vintage card: "Perfume Olive Blossom, from B.D. Baldwin & Co. 181 Wabash Ave. Chicago, ILL" and stamped on the back is a rubber stamp for the "E.J. Weeks & Co. Chemists & Druggists, 224 Main St. Jackson, Mich." Jackson, Michigan, is in Jackson County.
This is an original antique Victorian advertising piece for the EJ Weeks Drug manufacturing company, with their own personal rubber stamped label on back. They would have carried the BD Baldwin perfume in their store. The Baldwin company would have provided these highly collected 19th c. advertising cards for the companies to stamp with their name, and distribute to customers.
Found in Public Records:
Weeks: Eugene James Weeks (1847-1930) was listed as a chemist, druggist, and manufacturer in Michigan census records. He was the son of Erastus Weeks and Harriett L. Curtis Weeks. He married Nellie Maria Cady Weeks in 1849 and died in 1930, buried in Jackson at Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson, Michigan.
Baldwin: The famous B.D. Baldwin Company was a perfumery, consmetics firm, and was established in 1875 by Benson D. Baldwin (1842-1917) in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. It was in business until at least 1929. In the later years Benson Baldwin and Theron C. Baldwin worked together in the business. Benson Baldwin is buried at Lakeview Cemetery, South Haven, Van Buren County, Michigan.
This 19th c. Victorian card was found in Genesee County NY, and has printed the Victorian iconic symbols of a hand and flowers, to convey the message of friendship. A beautiful original piece.
Size: 3.5 x 2 inches.
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