Trade card for George A. Schastey,

John Harper Bonnell & Co.

This two-sided trade card captures the fashionable Aesthetic style of George A. Schastey’s firm and its newfound prosperity. The front of the card lists the services offered, and a flowering Japanesque dragon provides the backdrop for Schastey’s address; a related motif appears on the entrance hall cabinet from 4 West Fifty-Fourth Street. The reverse of the card depicts Schastey’s newly constructed manufactory, located at 228 West Fifty-Third Street.

Not on view

Public Domain

Object Details

Printer: John Harper Bonnell & Co. (active 1876–84)

Subject: George A. Schastey (1873–1880)

Date: 1876–79

Geography: Made in New York, New York, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Ink on paper

Dimensions: 2 1/4 × 3 3/4 in. (5.7 × 9.5 cm)

Classification: Ephemera

Credit Line: Gift of Paul Manganaro, 2016

Accession Number: 2016.631.2

Unknown, to Paul Manganaro, donor.