Electric Lustre Starch, Boston MA, Victorian Era Trade Card

Regular price $9.00

The graphics and slogans on some of these old Victorian era trade cards can make them pretty hard to resist, and I also enjoy that so many of those one finds are from companies in my neck of the woods here in New England. I recently picked up a handful I am listing individually, which I think make nice stocking stuffers matched to the personalities and predilections of loved ones--this one perhaps for master laundry-doer in the house, the child or adult who likes things just so. In addition to the fact that the boy on front seems to be raising a toast, I especially love the text on the back of this one, describing it as "the greatest invention of the age" and noting that the starch is also highly valued by ladies as a toilet powder!

Late 19th century and in very good condition. 3 x 4 1/2".