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Shopping List, "Bay Street Carpet"

Shopping List, "Bay Street Carpet"

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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.
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date made
after 1886
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
metal (binding material)
overall: 7 cm x 4.5 cm; 2 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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