1880's Swain & Earle Co. Boston Grocer Merchant Advertising Trade Card
A beautiful old original vintage 1880's American advertising trade card for an old New England or Boston, Massachusetts Chemist and General store run by Swain, Earle & Co. It was located at 63 & 65 Commercial St., Boston, Suffolk County.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Swain & Earle Company:
Spice Merchants, Grocer, Dry Goods, Cigars & General Groceries.
The 3 Boston proprietors of the Swain & Earle Company were:
1. Theron Smith Swain 1842-1925 (known as Theron S. Swain)
2. Edward Bartlett Earle 1845–1901 (known as Edward B. Earle)
3. Frederick Delano Maynard 1841–1925 (known as Frederick D. Maynard or Fred D. Maynard)
Genealogy of these 3 merchants:
Theron Smith Swain 1842-1925: Born in Abington, Massachusetts to Dr. John Swain 1808-1900 born in Newburyport MA and Rachel Lane Swain, also born in MA in 1809. Both died in Ballardsville, Kentucky. Me married Martha Dewell Swain (known as "Mattie" Swain) in 1869 in Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut. He had 2 sons, John D. Swain, born in 1870 and Edward Earle Swain, born in 1876. He died in 1925.
Edward Bartlett Earle 1845–1901: Born in New York State, married Julia H. Bartlett Earle (1849-1919) He was a Civil War Veteran, a Corporal in Company I, New Hampshire 18th Infantry. He had a son, Raymond Bartlett Earle 1878-1918. He died in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts in 1901.
Frederick Delano Maynard 1841–1925: was born in Lancaster, Coos County, New Hampshire. In 1867, he married Abbie R. Bell Maynard, who was a twin to Albert Decatur Sparrel Bell 1842–1908, born to Robert Gibson Bell (born 1808) & Sophronia Bruce Doe Bell 1808–1889. He had a son born in 1870, Frederick B Maynard and died in 1925 in Massachusetts.
The trade card features a fantasy illustration of a young Asian, Japan or Japanese boy in his kimono playing his violin to a small dancing dog. Printed text on the reverse reads: "Buy the "UNKNOWN" 5 cent Cigar and wreath your brow in smoke, your countenance in smiles, and fill your nostrils with sensations of delight. PUFF, PUFF, "UNKNOWN." Swain, Earle & Co., 63 & 65 Commercial St., Boston. Sole Agents for New England."
A great old Boston genealogy piece for those interested in the Swain or Earle surname. Condition is just as seen in scan, a slight soft corner bend, beautiful gold gilt inks...found in Western Massachusetts.
Size is 4.25 x 3 inches
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