Egyptian Fashionista

17 09 2014

This late Victorian era trade card advertises the establishment of N. Turner, purveyor of ladies’ fine shoes and slippers, in Auburn, NY.  Note the melding of Oriental themes, which included anything from the East – in this case, a mashup of the most recognizable monuments of ancient Egypt (the Great Sphinx, a pyramid, obelisks, and the kiosk temple on the island of Philae), with a portrait of a non-ancient Egyptian (perhaps Turkish) maiden.

Turner trade card




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