Uncanny Artist Ephemera and Objects for Artists and Collectors
  • Antique Advertising Cards (Reynolds Brothers Fine Shoes)

    $8.00
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    This item consists of two late 19th century lithographed advertising cards promoting "Reynolds Brothers Fine Shoes, Utica, N.Y."  The top card shows a nude baby on a rocky beach, who is holding on to half of a giant scallop shell.  The card measures 4.8125" wide by 3.25" high and was printed by Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann at 21-25 Warren St, N.Y. on thin off-white card stock.  The back has text surrounded by beautiful borders and decorative embellishments.  Both the front and the back of the card have been stamped in purple with "Go To Courtwright's for Boots and Shoes."  The bottom card shows a young Italian boy named "Beppo" who is wearing a brimmed straw hat, a yellow and red vest, a dark green shirt, purple pants, yellow and red striped socks, and mismatched shoes.  He is holding a spoon with his back to a bowl of food which is sitting on the seat of a chair.  The card measures 5" high by 3.25" wide and was printed on thin off-white card stock.  The back has text in several different fonts, as well as the name of the sole agents (J.M. Rollins & Co.) of Oshkosh, Wis.  Both cards are in very good condition with minor edge staining on back.