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Trade card for George A. Schastey Trade card for George A. Schastey, recto

1876–79

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City, United States

This two-sided trade card captures the fashionable Aesthetic style of George A. Schastey’s firm and its newfound prosperity. The front of the card lists the services offered, and a flowering Japanesque dragon provides the backdrop for Schastey’s address; a related motif appears on the entrance hall cabinet from 4 West Fifty-Fourth Street. The reverse of the card depicts Schastey’s newly constructed manufactory, located at 228 West Fifty-Third Street.

Details

  • Title: Trade card for George A. Schastey Trade card for George A. Schastey, recto
  • Creator: John Harper Bonnell & Co.
  • Date Created: 1876–79
  • Rights: Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • External Link: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Collection Online
  • Medium: Ink on paper
  • Manufacturer: John Harper Bonnell & Co.
  • Dimensions: 2 1/4 × 3 3/4 in. (5.7 × 9.5 cm)
  • Designer: John Harper Bonnell & Co.
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: Gift of Paul Manganaro, 2016
  • Creator Death Date: 1884
  • Creator Birth Date: 1876
  • Classification: Ephemera
  • Accession Number: 2016.631.2

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