Trade Card for Frazer, Army Printer, Stationer and Bookbinder

Anonymous, Irish, 19th century Irish

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This object is housed in an album of British trade cards from the collections of Bella C. Landauer, Ambrose Heal, and others. The term “trade card” is of nineteenth-century origin and refers to a card that advertises the services of an individual or business. Eighteenth-century trade cards were often printed on thin sheets of paper and referred to as “tradesmen’s cards,” “tradesmen’s bills,” or “shopkeeper’s bills.” During the Victorian era, trade cards were often reinforced on pasteboard and closely resemble business cards today.

William Frazer was an army printer and stationer active in the 19th century in Dublin. In 1823 he married Mary Caroline, oldest daughter of John Findlay, Army Printer at Arran-quay.

Trade Card for Frazer, Army Printer, Stationer and Bookbinder, Anonymous, Irish, 19th century, Engraving

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