1880's James & Gustav Lansburgh Dept. Store Washington DC Trade Card
Printed on this Washington DC advertising Trade card: "Lansburgh & Bro, Dry Goods, 404 and 406 Seventh St, Washington, D.C." Note: The women's name "Viola" is also broadly handwritten on the reverse in old dip pen ink. The card depicts kittens in a basket.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
The German immigrant Lansburgh Brothers were all born in Germany and died in Washington DC, District of Columbia:
Gustav Lansburgh 1839–1911
James Lansburgh 1843–1917
Julius Lansburgh 1852–1930
This is a great old Landsburgh / Lansburgh family run business piece. Their first store opened right before the Civil war, in October 1860 in Washington DC and closed in 1973. It was located at at 7th & E Streets NW. The store founders were James & Gustav Lansburgh. The company was famous for supplying all the black crepe drapery used for the funeral of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. This is a beautiful old original antique vintage family piece.
Size: 4 x 2.5 inches
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