Refurbish Your Finery

29 07 2014

Barretts trade card“Send your feathers, kid gloves & laces to Barrett’s Dye House, 52 Temple Place, Boston” announces this trade card lavishly ornamented with polychromed Egyptian temple ruins (c. 1900).  Perhaps that is what the Pharaoh in the chariot is doing; he seems in an awful hurry, and willing to slay any who impede his progress, so one can only assume his haste is fueled by a nagging wife in a tizzy to freshen up some crucial wardrobe items prior to an important social event.

 

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29 07 2014
Jilly

That would make a great business card!

30 07 2014
Dr. Sphinx

I like the way your mind works!

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