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
- Contemporary directories record the firm of Day and Martin as manufacturers of waterproof Japanese blacking, at 97 High Holborn (London).
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.'"
- 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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