Souvenir of the World’s Columbia Exposition, Chicago, U.S.A. [1893 Chicago Wold’s Fair sewing needle case].
“To the Ladies. You can do more sewing in an hour and with much greater ease with Thos. Harper’s Needles”
Souvenir trade folder or brochure aimed at women from the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. Thomas Harper of Redditch, England advertises and markets his Phoenix Needle Works by giving away this sample packet of his needles. The double flap folder gives the appearance of a chromolithographic trade card, but opens to reveal the sample, here no longer present. An interior scene depicting two well-dressed women conversing in a comfortable parlor is captioned with their dialogue promoting Harper’s products.
Description: Souvenir of the World’s Columbia Exposition, Chicago, U.S.A. [1893 Chicago Wold’s Fair sewing needle case].
[Chicago, 1893]. Folding Brochure 3¼ x 4½ inches. Printed by chromolithography in Bavaria. Small tipped-in sample needle packet; lacking needles. Very good.