Bought your holiday cards yet? This vintage Brooklyn business card is your reminder.
Sending Christmas greeting cards was apparently enough of a tradition in Brooklyn by the turn of the last century that stationery stores put them at the top of their list of amenities on business cards.
I wonder what “fringed” cards looked like. Too bad the S.H. Palmer & Company stationery store can’t tell us, because they’ve long closed up shop. The last address at 481 Fulton was a cell phone store.
This card is part of the wonderful Fulton Street Trade Card Collection at the Brooklyn Public Library.
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