Item #17833 NEW YORK BUSINESS CALENDAR. 1860. Printer's Trade Card.

NEW YORK BUSINESS CALENDAR. 1860. William Murphy, Velvet Show Card and Fancy Printer.

NY, [1859]. Broadside 11 x 13 1/2. A central calendar is framed by a wide architectural border printed in gold, red ink, and green velvet. Fourteen specimens of business cards sit in the frame. Evidence on reverse side of glue; but no sign of removal; small repair to lower margin, well away from the image, else very near fine. Item #17833

A huge illuminated velvet show card and printer's specimen.

Murphy exhibited a dozen of his illuminated velvet (also called "flock") cards at the 1853-54 Industry of all Nations expo. He called the cards the "very 'beau ideal' of all that is beautiful in its way--in fact, the most exquisite Card ever offered to the public."

Price: $750.00

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