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Sewing Machines | Historical Trade Literature in Smithsonian Collections
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Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: 1895; the Standard Sewing Machine Company. / Catalogue of Standard sewing machines for steam and foot power.
Imprint: 1895
Pages: 58
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Models represented: B, D, ruffling, zig-zag, twin needle, cylinder, bar tacking, button, chain stitch.
Descriptive Notes: Description of each machine and its main features. Includes machines for manufacturing and domestic use.
Smithsonian Location: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Box: Standard ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 14

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young girl with blonde hair, wearing a lace-trimmed hat, sitting surrounded by pink roses]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a young girl with blonde hair, wearing a lace-trimmed hat, sitting surrounded by pink roses.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1291

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Order form for a Standard Sewing Machine Company sewing machine]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Company materials
Descriptive Notes: Order form for a Standard Sewing Machine Company sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1292

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: Stitch in the side.
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 15
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Descriptive Notes: Description of the design of a Standard sewing machine, with the head in the center of the machine, which puts less strain on the users back because less stretching is required.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1299

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a girl in a ruffled blue dress, wearing a hat with flowers, and playing croquet]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a girl in a ruffled blue dress, wearing a hat with flowers, and playing croquet.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1293

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young girl, holding a bunch of daisies and riding on the back of a bird, which is about to catch a bug in its mouth]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card showing a young girl, holding a bunch of daisies and riding on the back of a bird. The bird is about to catch a bug in its mouth.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1294

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a girl wearing a green dress with a burgundy sash, and riding on a bird]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a girl, wearing a green dress with a burgundy sash, riding on a bird.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1295

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young girl in a colorful apron and hat, carrying a basket of flowers and a pair of scissors]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card showing a young girl in a colorful apron and hat, carrying a basket of flowers and a pair of scissors.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1296

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young girl with blond hair wearing a large flower-patterned hat, standing on the beach and dipping her toes into the ocean]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a young girl with blond hair wearing a large flower-patterned hat, standing on the beach and dipping her toes into the ocean.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1297

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a child and three dogs. The child is reading a sign lying flat on the grass, which says" Keep off the Grass and Buy a Standard Sewing Machine"] / Nature's kindergarten.
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a child and three dogs. The child is reading a sign lying flat on the grass, which says "Keep off the Grass and Buy a Standard Sewing Machine".
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1298

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a girl wearing a green dress with a burgundy sash, and riding on a bird]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a girl, wearing a green dress with a burgundy sash, riding on a bird.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1300

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young girl wearing a brown dress with a pink sash, gloves, and boots]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a young girl wearing a brown dress with a pink sash, gloves, and boots.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1322

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring four cats carrying holly and an American flag]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring four cats carrying holly and an American flag.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1323

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring two birds under an umbrella]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring two birds under an umbrella.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1324

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring two cats fishing among water lilies]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring two cats fishing among water lilies.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1325

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a girl's face reflected in a mirror]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a girl's face reflected in a mirror.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1329

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young girl wearing a straw hat, a beige dress and pink ribbons; she is holding a basket of flowers]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a young girl wearing a straw hat, a beige dress and pink ribbons. She is holding a basket of flowers.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1327

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a woman wearing a green coat and a tan cat, holding a snowball during a snowstorm]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a woman wearing a green coat and a tan cat, holding a snowball during a snowstorm.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 3 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1331

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young woman with black hair pulled back with a chiffon scarf and a decorative comb, holding a small bouquet of flowers]
Imprint: 1900
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card showing young woman with black hair pulled back with a chiffon scarf and a decorative comb holding a small bouquet of flowers.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1328

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring 9 pansies playing -- riding a see-saw, jumping and running] / Highest price lockstitch machine made but the cheapest because it is the best.
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring 9 pansies playing -- riding a see-saw, jumping and running
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1330

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young girl, wearing a white cap and dress, and boy, wearing a blue jacket, talking by a railing and a fern plant]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a young girl, wearing a white cap and dress, and boy, wearing a blue jacket, talking by a railing and a fern plant.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1332

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a winter scene of a person walking in the snow among large buildings]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a winter scene of a person walking in the snow among large buildings.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1333

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: Standard rotary. / Sit straight sewing machines.
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 20
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Descriptive Notes: Features sewing project ideas; image of a woman at a machine with a baby playing nearby.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1506

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: Central needle, sit straight.
Imprint: 1912
Pages: 6
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Descriptive Notes: Descriptions of machines; mentions benefits machines offer for posture.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1505

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring three women and a child watching a man on a "Rotary Shuttle" bicycle carrying a sewing machine] / "The standard."
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring three women and a child watching a man on a "Rotary Shuttle" bicycle carrying a sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1508

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: Standard rotary. / Sit straight sewing machines.
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 20
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Models represented: 131: Cabinet, 99: Central needle, sit straight, 98R: New sit straight-standard rotary, 96R: New sit straight-standard rotary, 94 1/2R: New sit straight-standard rotary.
Descriptive Notes: Features sewing project ideas; image of a woman at a machine with a baby playing nearby.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1502

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: Standard of conquest.
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 6
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Models represented: 2, 4, standard grand, 10, 10A.
Descriptive Notes: Image of Columbus, Isabelle and Ferdinand with a sewing machine model on Isabelle's crown and a deck of cards on Ferdinand's crown; includes verse about the virtues of sewing machines and sewing.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1503

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: Central needle, sit straight.
Imprint: 1912
Pages: 6
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Models represented: 99R, 99V, 98R: w/ standard rotary head, 98V: w/ vibrator head, 96R, 96V, 94P: w/ paragon head, 92C: w/ cleveland head, 92N: w/ norwood head, 131R, 131V, 124R: tailor machine, 111W: w/ wizard head, 111A: w/ arrow head.
Descriptive Notes: Descriptions of machines; mentions benefits machines offer for posture.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1504

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: Standard of conquest.
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 6
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Descriptive Notes: Image of Columbus, Isabella and Ferdinand with a sewing machine model on Isabella's crown and a deck of cards on Ferdinand's crown; includes verse about the virtues of sewing machines and sewing.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1507

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring three women and a child watching a man on "Rotary Shuttle" bicycle carrying a sewing machine] / Bike rider is saying "2500 turns in a minute - clear the track.
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring three women and a child watching a man on "Rotary Shuttle" bicycle carrying a sewing machine. Bike rider is saying "2500 turns in a minute - clear the track".
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1509

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring five children standing along a fence, dangling a shoe and a teapot from a string into the a lake]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring five children standing along a fence dangling a shoe and a teapot from a string into the a lake.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1510

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a parade with men in uniforms from the American revolutionary war era, the war of 1812, and the Spanish-American war]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a parade with men in American revolutionary war era, War 1812, and Spanish-American uniforms. Also features a drummer boy, a flute player, and the American flag.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1511

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young woman with black hair pulled back with a chiffon scarf and a decorative comb, holding a small bouquet of flowers]
Imprint: 1900
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card showing young woman with black hair pulled back with a chiffon scarf and a decorative comb holding a small bouquet of flowers.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1587

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring three women and a child looking at a bicycle with wheels shaped like a sewing machine]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring three women and a child watching a bicycle with wheels shaped like a sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1794

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring three women and a child looking at a bicycle with wheels shaped like a sewing machine]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring three women and a child watching a bicycle with wheels shaped like a sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1795

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring five children standing along a fence, dangling a shoe and a teapot from a string into the a lake]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring five children standing along a fence dangling a shoe and a teapot from a string into the a lake.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1796

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young girl holding her skirt above her ankles as she walks through a body of water]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a young girl holding her skirt above her ankles as she walks through a body of water.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 3 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1798

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young girl, with blond hair, holding a kitten and sitting in an overturned basket ]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a young girl, with blond hair, holding a kitten and sitting in an overturned basket.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 3 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1799

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young girl wearing a plumed bonnet and long gloves, holding a blue flower, and peering into a hole in a torn sheet of paper]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card showing a young girl wearing a plumed bonnet and long gloves, holding a blue flower, and peering into a hole in a torn sheet of paper.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1797

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young boy out fishing with a dog at his side]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a young boy out fishing with a dog at his side.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 3 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1800

Standard Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Standard Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young girl with blond hair, catching butterflies with her butterfly net]
Imprint: [between 1884 and 1899]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a young girl with blond hair, catching butterflies with her butterfly net.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 3 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1801

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