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Title Trade card: Condit's Housekeepers' Emporiums, 136 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J.; 461 Palisade Ave., J.C. Heights. N.d., ca.1880s.
Object Name Card, Trade
Catalog Number 2014.015.0009
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Trade card: Condit's Housekeepers' Emporiums, 136 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J.; 461 Palisade Ave., Jersey City Heights. No date, circa 1880-1892.

Color lithographed card, 3-5/8" x 4-13/16"; imprinted both sides in black ink. See notes.

Note that Hoboken street number is old one, prior to 1892.

Artwork depicts a sentimental Victorian scene of a girl with golden tresses in ruffled dress leaning over a garden arbor at a rabbit near a basket of picked flowers on grass. Artist unknown.

No printer's mark; probably stock color card made in Germany and imprinted in America.
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Text on front, upper left:

Condit's
Housekeepers' Emporiums,
136 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J.
- and -
461 Palisade Avenue, J.C. Heights.

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text on back:
Condit's
Housekeepers' Emporiums,
136 Washington Street,
Hoboken, N.J.
- and -
461 Palisade Avenue, J.C. Heights.
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First Class
House Furnishing Goods
China, Glass and Crockery,
Silver-Plated Ware, Fine Cutlery, Tea Trays, etc.
Agate Iron Ware, Lamps
Triumph Safety Oil
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Household Sewing Machine
For Cash Or On Time
-
All Goods delivered promptly to any part of Jersey City, Hoboken
Union Hill, West Hoboken, or the Heights.
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retail / business & commerce / advertising
Notes http://books.google.com/books?id=xhETAAAAIAAJ&pg=RA2-PA75&lpg=RA2-PA75&dq=Condit's+Housekeepers'+Emporiums&source=bl&ots=IPGJ-n2ygD&sig=MJT9LOCZMpWbrg2IKwvlnZ8VcZc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=JIhNU_T0C6WxsATfpIDQBQ&ved=0CFAQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Condit's%20Housekeepers'%20Emporiums&f=false

Business established 1857. Known in 1874 as Edw. Condit & Bros. Housekeepers' Emporium, 138 Washington St., Hoboken, as shown in ad at URL above.
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http://issuu.com/stevensyearbooks/docs/1882_eccentric

In 1882 ad: business name as on item here with same addresses plus a telephone number. See page 88 (on pp 90-91 in this view).

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NOT in 1859-1860 Gopsill's Directory
Date 1882-1892
Year Range from 1882
Year Range to 1892
Search Terms 136 Washington St. (old number)
Condit's Housekeepers' Emporium
Caption front
Imagefile 250\20140150009.TIF
Classification Retail
Business & Commerce
Advertising