Shopping List, "Bay Street Carpet"

Description
With the invention of celluloid in 1870, many merchants now had a cheap, durable, and moldable plastic with which to produce complimentary advertising items. This shopping list booklet advertised the Bay State Carpet Company of Brockton, Massachusetts around 1900.
Object Name
notebook
date made
after 1886
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
metal (binding material)
Measurements
overall: 7 cm x 4.5 cm; 2 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in
ID Number
2006.0098.0536
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0536
subject
Advertising
American Enterprise
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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