Item #23512 Trade Card, hand letter press: Jacob S. Baker & Co., Dry Good Store. New York City, Trade Card.

Trade Card, hand letter press: Jacob S. Baker & Co., Dry Good Store.

New York: Gould, Printer, 18 Dey St, Ca. 1830. A charming printed trade card for a New York City dry goods merchant at No. 109 Chatham Street, "corner of Rosevelt (sic) Street". Hand printed in a variety of type fonts, within a decorative border of diamonds and blocks.

In the 1830 Minutes of the Common Council of the City of New York there is a Jacob S. Baker recorded as an Assessor for the repaving of Stone Street: "For re-paving Stone street from Broad street to White Hall street and John Lozier, Abraham Baudoine & Jacob S Baker were appointed Assessors." Chatham Street was renamed Park Row in 1886, because it faced City Hall Park, the former New York Common.

3 1/2 x 2 1/2". Very strong impression, the text very crisp, the ink dark and evenly applied. Item #23512

Price: $175.00

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