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Creator:
Day and Martin.
Title:
The Japanese waterproof polish : manufactured at 97, High Holborn.
Published/Created:
London : Day and Martin, approximately 1880.
Physical Description:
1 trade card : chromolithograph ; 90 x 118 mm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TS990 .D39 1880 Box
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Prints
Notes:
Front of the card features an image of three men (and a dog) hunting, with a punning caption: "A useful trait. Brown: 'Feet wet? Why didn't you use the Japanese Waterproof Polish, made at 97, High Holborn? Coat of it wouldn't hurt your dog Tray.' Jones: 'The dog! What for?' Brown: He'd be so useful to fetch and carry--a sort of Japanese Tray, you know.'"
Contemporary directories record the firm of Day and Martin as manufacturers of waterproof Japanese blacking, at 97 High Holborn (London).
Subject Terms:
Boots -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Day and Martin.
Hunting -- Great Britain.
Hunting dogs -- Great Britain.
Shoe-polish -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Shoes -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Advertisements.
Trade cards (advertising).
Ephemera.
Chromolithographs -- 1880.
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