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Title Trade card: Edwin C. Burt, Fine Shoes. Compliments of W.C. Bredehorn, 250 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1879-1884.
Object Name Card, Trade
Catalog Number 2012.001.0123
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Trade card: Edwin C. Burt, Fine Shoes. Compliments of W.C. Bredehorn, 250 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1879-1884. Chromoithographed card, 2-15/16" high x 4-5/8" wide; imprinted front and back for Bredehorn.

The art on the front is a pastoral fantasy of a boy (pixie or fairy) blowing milkweed with a large bee above and bird to the right. A Victorian trading card often issued as a series (not indicated on this card) and collected. The Burt company issued a number of them.

The "Compliments" lines are imprinted on the front at the upper right corner. The address of 250 Washington was an old (pre-1892) street number.

Text on reverse as below plus a depiction of the medals won by Burt at various international exhibitions, the latest dated 1878. Burt died in 1884, but the business carried on.

Text on back printed in black:
W. C. BREDEHORN,
250 Washington Street,
HOBOKEN, N. J.
Dealer in BOOTS and SHOES of every description,
has a fine line of LADIES' SHOES, manufactured expressly for him by
EDWIN C. BURT, New York.

Caution.
PLEASE NOTICE, Genuine Goods of Edwin C. Burt's make have his NAME stamped in full on LINING and SOLE of each shoe, and are warranted.

The Major & Knapp Lith. Co. 56 Park Place, N. Y.

OVER
People Bredehorn, W.C.
Date 1879-1884
Year Range from 1879.0
Year Range to 1884.0
Search Terms 250 Washington St. (old number)
W.C. Bredehorn, Boots & Shoes
Caption front
Imagefile 161\20120010123.TIF
Classification Retail
Advertising
Business & Commerce
Art