1880 Swain & Earle Co. of Boston Cigars Tobacco Advertising Trade Card
Antique Vintage Lost Family Photo: #102
Vintage Victorian 19th c. advertising trade card for Swain & Earle Store, Boston
A beautiful old original vintage 1880's American advertising trade card for an old New England: Boston, Massachusetts Chemist or general store run by Swain, Earle & Co at 63 & 65 Commercial St., Boston, Suffolk County.
It features a fantasy illustration of a young Asian, Japan or Japanese boy in his kimono playing his violin to a small dancing dog! Text on 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...just a beautiful old original cigar piece!
Size is 4.25 x 3 inches
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)