Throwback Thursday

Today we present you with a collection of vintage advertising cards from The Boston Public Library archives…

1870-1900: Buchan's Carbolic disinfecting soap No. 11 - the best dog soap in the world
1870-1900: Buchan’s Carbolic disinfecting soap No. 11 – the best dog soap in the world
1882: J. D. Larkin & Co's "Boraxine" is pleasant for the hands
1882: J. D. Larkin & Co’s “Boraxine” is pleasant for the hands
1870 - 1900: Grand circus. A-top of all
1870 – 1900: Grand circus. A-top of all
1870 - 1900: Cooley's patent Globe corset
1870 – 1900: Cooley’s patent Globe corset
1887: Chicago Yeast Powder - price 25 cents
1887: Chicago Yeast Powder – price 25 cents
1870-1900: Extra still ahead, 1st premium. Model ranges, stoves and parlors.
1870-1900: Extra still ahead, 1st premium. Model ranges, stoves and parlors.
1870-1900: The original Dr. Davis' Pawtucket candies, also Vienna candies and Philadelphia caramels. 297 Westminster St., Providence, R. I.
1870-1900: The original Dr. Davis’ Pawtucket candies, also Vienna candies and Philadelphia caramels. 297 Westminster St., Providence, R. I.
1870-1900: Welcome Base Burner
1870-1900: Welcome Base Burner
1870 - 1900: Bensdorp's Royal Dutch Cocoa. Dutch river.
1870 – 1900: Bensdorp’s Royal Dutch Cocoa. Dutch river.
1870 - 1900: An uninvited guest, Hire's rootbeer
1870 – 1900: An uninvited guest, Hire’s rootbeer
1870 - 1900: Nevius & Haviland 'Efficient' spring shad rollers - a pointer - when hunting for shade rollers buy the 'efficient'
1870 – 1900: Nevius & Haviland ‘Efficient’ spring shad rollers – a pointer – when hunting for shade rollers buy the ‘efficient’
1870 - 1900: Use Aunt Sally Baking Powder - Old Mother Hubbard No. 1
1870 – 1900: Use Aunt Sally Baking Powder – Old Mother Hubbard No. 1
1870 - 1900: Renown table salt
1870 – 1900: Renown table salt
1870 - 1900: Merrick Thread Co., Best Six Cord, 8.
1870 – 1900: Merrick Thread Co., Best Six Cord, 8.
1870 - 1900: Keep your eye on Kerr's thread, 'sure to please'
1870 – 1900: Keep your eye on Kerr’s thread, ‘sure to please’
1870 - 1900: J & P. Coats Best Six Cord, 200 yds, 50
1870 – 1900: J & P. Coats Best Six Cord, 200 yds, 50
1870-1900: New 'No 9' Wheeler & Wilson triumphant!! At the Exposition Universelle, Paris 1889. The highest possible premium, the only grand prize for sewing machines was awarded to Wheeler & Wilson M'f'g Co. and the Cross of the Legion of Honor was conferred on the president of the company.
1870-1900: New ‘No 9’ Wheeler & Wilson triumphant!! At the Exposition Universelle, Paris 1889. The highest possible premium, the only grand prize for sewing machines was awarded to Wheeler & Wilson M’f’g Co. and the Cross of the Legion of Honor was conferred on the president of the company.
1870-1900: Welcome Soap - Curtis, David & Co, Boston, Mass.
1870-1900: Welcome Soap – Curtis, David & Co, Boston, Mass.
1870 - 1900: Buy thread, notions and dry goods of W. M. Stephens at the Stone Store, Clark's Mile End 60 Spool Cotton
1870 – 1900: Buy thread, notions and dry goods of W. M. Stephens at the Stone Store, Clark’s Mile End 60 Spool Cotton
1870-1900: B. T. Babbitt's 1776 So Powder
1870-1900: B. T. Babbitt’s 1776 So Powder
1870-1900: David's Prize Soap
1870-1900: David’s Prize Soap
1870-1900: B. T. Babbitt's 1776 New York City
1870-1900: B. T. Babbitt’s 1776 New York City
1870-1900: I fancy this is a nice turnout as you'll find owing to Frank Miller's Harness Oil. Harness soap. Harness dressing & axle oil.
1870-1900: I fancy this is a nice turnout as you’ll find owing to Frank Miller’s Harness Oil. Harness soap. Harness dressing & axle oil.
1870 - 1900: It will not break. Willimantic Linen Co., 200 yds, 50, the best thread for sewing machines.
1870 – 1900: It will not break. Willimantic Linen Co., 200 yds, 50, the best thread for sewing machines.
1870 - 1900: Anglo-Swiss condensed milk - Anglo-Swiss milk food
1870 – 1900: Anglo-Swiss condensed milk – Anglo-Swiss milk food
1870 - 1900: For hand & machine, white, black & colors, Coat's
1870 – 1900: For hand & machine, white, black & colors, Coat’s
1870 - 1900: "Thepure" sweeps the country, "Thepure" baking powder
1870 – 1900: “Thepure” sweeps the country, “Thepure” baking powder
1870 - 1900: The genuine Johann Hoff's malt extract - the old standby
1870 – 1900: The genuine Johann Hoff’s malt extract – the old standby
1870 - 1900: Kerr's cotton, 'Just the kind mama told me to get.' Use Kerr's dollar brand.
1870 – 1900: Kerr’s cotton, ‘Just the kind mama told me to get.’ Use Kerr’s dollar brand.
1870 - 1900: J. & P. Coats Best Six Cord, 200 yds, 50.
1870 – 1900: J. & P. Coats Best Six Cord, 200 yds, 50.
1870 - 1900: Chew Horse Shoe Tobacco
1870 – 1900: Chew Horse Shoe Tobacco
1881: Every dep't crowded with the rarest bargains in new spring goods, Frear's Troy Bazaar.
1881: Every dep’t crowded with the rarest bargains in new spring goods, Frear’s Troy Bazaar.
1870-1900: Compliments of Julius Saul, leading clothier, 324 & 326 River St., Troy, N. Y.
1870-1900: Compliments of Julius Saul, leading clothier, 324 & 326 River St., Troy, N. Y.
1870 - 1900: Preston & Merrill's Infallible Yeast Powder, unrivaled for strength purity and reliability
1870 – 1900: Preston & Merrill’s Infallible Yeast Powder, unrivaled for strength purity and reliability
1870-1900: Champion St. Bernard "Otho" winner of 31 first prizes - James Pyle's Pearline washing compound
1870-1900: Champion St. Bernard “Otho” winner of 31 first prizes – James Pyle’s Pearline washing compound

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