Victorian Trade Cards da Real Fábrica de Conservas de Mattosinhos • Anne Sutherland

Colecção Can the Can

Victorian Trade Cards da Real Fábrica de Conservas de Mattosinhos • Anne Sutherland

Lopes, Coelho Dias & Cª Ltda

Matosinhos • Portugal

Size 5 cm x 8 cm


Victorian Trade Card

Victorian trade cards are an early form of collectible advertising. Trade cards originated in England in the 1700s with tradesmen advertising their wares. But the advent of lithography in the 1870s made it possible to mass-produce them in color, leading to a golden age from 1876 to the early 1900s when halftone printed newspaper and magazine ads became more economical. Trade cards typically had a picture on one side and an ad on the other. There were custom cards printed for specific products, and stock cards which could be used for any product. Trade cards were popular for medicines, sewing, and farm equipment, and a range of other products.


Anne Sutherland

Anne Sutherland was born on March 1, 1867 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She was an actress, known for Kreutzer Sonata (1915), A Woman’s Resurrection (1915) and Motherhood (1917). She was married to Harding, Charles. She died on June 22, 1942 in Brentwood, Long Island, New York, USA.