19th century business cards for long-gone shops

I wonder what it was like to be a kid living near Frank J. Barker’s Confectionery 100 years ago, about when this card was printed. Just imagine that wonderful fresh baked bread smell and store counters teeming with cakes and pies.

And Charlotte Russes. Old-time New Yorkers still rave about this sweet treat.

327 Fifth Avenue—South Brooklyn until about 30 years ago, Park Slope now—currently houses a wine shop.

Madame Robson’s millinery goods must have been popular. She had two Brooklyn locations.

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2 Responses to “19th century business cards for long-gone shops”

  1. Heather Says:

    These are both great – I love the colors!

  2. Paula Says:

    A.M. Robson was Annie Maria Robson and she was my great great grandmother!

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