Fantastic Large 1800's Die Cut Trade Card is for W. Warner Bakery & Confectionery in St. It says "Wedding Cakes Made to Order". Lovely Gold Colored outline of green leaves and flowers and edging.
Beautiful Embossed and Glossy Die Cut. Business cards, ribbons, literary excerpts, and eventually. Were all preserved on the pages of these memory books.
In response to the scrap booking trend, 19th-century bookmakers designed blank albums with elaborate, tooled-leather covers, gilt paper edgings, and engraved clasps. The earliest materials explicitly produced as die-cut "scrap" for decorating homemade albums were black-and-white, hand-colored etchings. As lithography processes improved, bright colors, textured embossing, and glossy finishes were employed to enhance the printed imagery. Had become the leaders in such scrap production. Successful companies like Currier & Ives and Raphael Tuck & Sons created beautiful scrap pieces alongside smaller brands like Allen & Ginter and Littauer & Boysen.But the German die cuts are considered the best because of the details of their tooling process. Measures 6-1/2" W x 12" H. Condition: Corners and edges are sharp. Slight crease in upper right hand corner. Check out my other valentines. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Victorian Trade Cards\Other Victorian Trade Cards". The seller is "bungalowblondie2" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.