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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Fr 736

Chocolat Carpentier trade cards depicting scenes of the Spanish-American War

Overview

Trading cards by Chocolat Carpentier depicting scenes of the Spanish-American War.

Dates

  • circa 1900

Creator

Language of Materials

French

Condition Description

Good.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Extent

.08 linear feet (1 folder)
12 cards illustrated in color, numbered sequentially as a set, all captioned Guerre hispano-américaine, and all with descriptive text (in French) on the verso along with an advertisement for Chocolat Carpentier. The cards portray events in and near Cuba.

Biographical / Historical

Trade cards were distributed by businesses to current and potential clients as advertising from the eighteenth until the late nineteenth century, eventually evolving into trading cards as enthusiasts formed collections for trading.

Arrangement

Arranged in numerical order with descriptive captions.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2020M-59. Transferred from Widener Library, 2008 December.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019 December.
Link to catalog

Creator

Title
Chocolat Carpentier trade cards depicting scenes of the Spanish-American War (MS Fr 736): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2019 December 6
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03289

Repository Details

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