A.W. Cushman & Company, Dealers in Furniture, Bedding, Paints and Oils, Ellsworth Maine.
Furnishing Maine C. 1880s
A clever bit of advertising. A.W. Cushman creates an appealing and eye-catching illustrated envelope to earn more business. The envelope’s design program is reminiscent of encaustic tiles, popular in the Victorian period.
Turning the envelope ninety-degrees, a concise vignette shows Cushman’s offerings: beds, bureaus, side tables, mirrors, chairs and a fainting couch.
Description: A.W. Cushman & Company, Dealers in Furniture, Bedding, Paints and Oils, Ellsworth Maine.
Manchester, N.[ew] H.[ampshire. Novely Advertising Co., Printers. [ca. 1890s]. Decorated Enveloped. Letterpress with illustrations from lithography. General foxing; never postally used.
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