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Cullum (Firm)

The most extensive and cheapest establishment in the West of England : Cullum, letter-press and copper-plate, printer, bookbinder, and stationer, to Their Majesties, Goldsmiths'-Street : Exeter : old-established genuine patent medicine warehouse.

[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [1840s?]
Physical Description:
1 trade card ; 12 x 9 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NE2420.P6 C8 1840 Box
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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"The subtle iridescent colours of these 1840s Belgian trade cards, lithographed on porcelain-coated card, were created by metallic dust which was applied when the glue-based printing ink was still wet. When the hazardous nature of the practice (it is said that the dust contained mercury) was realised in the 1860s, production ceased ..."--A nation of shopkeepers : trade ephemera from 1654 to the 1860s in the John Johnson Collection : an exhibition in the Bodleian Library, Autumn 2001.
Trade card for Cullum, a family of printers, in Exeter. Text is within ornamental gold border. Royal coat of arms, Honi soit qui mal y pense, at top of card.
Subject Terms:
Cullum (Firm)
Printers -- England -- Exeter.
Porcelain cards (trade cards)
Trade cards (advertising)
Printed ephemera.
Lithographs -- 1840-1849.
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