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Title Advertising trade card: The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. (Girl with shell.) No date, ca. 1881-1884.
Object Name Card, Trade
Catalog Number 2008.004.0002
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Description Advertising trade card: The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.'s Branch Houses in the U.S. Principal Warehouse, 35 and 37 Vesey Street, New York, P.O. Box 290. No date, circa 1881-1884. Card, 3-1/16" wide x 4-5/16" high; color lithograph front with printed type in black on back.

Image is a girl holding a shell to her ear. Printing is good quality. See 2008.004.0001 for another card with different subject.

A Hoboken branch is listed on the reverse: 58 Washington Street which would be an old number, circa between First and Second Streets.

The reverse lists the city and addresses of 112 branch houses. According to the official history on the A & P website, the company had 100 branches in 1881 which would date this card from the early 1880's.
Date 1881-1884
Year Range from 1881
Year Range to 1884
Search Terms Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.
58 Washington St. (old number)
A & P
Caption front
Imagefile 064\20080040002.TIF
Classification Advertising
Business & Commerce
Food
Retail