Day and Martin, The Japanese waterproof polish , approximately 1880
- The Japanese waterproof polish : manufactured at 97, High Holborn.
- London : Day and Martin, approximately 1880.
- Physical Description:
- 1 trade card : chromolithograph ; 90 x 118 mm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsTS990 .D39 1880 BoxYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- 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.
Trade cards (advertising).
Chromolithographs -- 1880.
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