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Trade Card
« on: April 14, 2022, 05:56:43 PM »
I recently purchased this trade card on eBay from the Green Bay Business College, circa 1880-1886, as the Wikipedia article suggests. Thought you might like to see it.
Anyone think the hairlines are too thin?


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Re: Trade Card
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2022, 11:10:35 AM »
Beautiful! I donít think so. Itís impressive they have held up. Thank you for sharing with us!   :)
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Re: Trade Card
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2022, 07:28:26 PM »
You had me at "Green Bay" (my birthplace, but grew up in Sacramento, CA) and I stayed for the Spencerian!   ;D

Gorgeous writing and history -- thank you for sharing your find with us!
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Re: Trade Card
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2022, 06:03:16 PM »
I couldnít resist and gave the second one a try. Could use a little work but itís fun to try it. I am just in awe at how fine their hairlines are and the boldness of their shade.
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Re: Trade Card
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2022, 06:04:48 PM »
P.S. I particularly liked the curve on the top part of the r in Dr. It gives a nice character.
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Re: Trade Card
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2022, 08:30:52 PM »
I couldnít resist and gave the second one a try. Could use a little work but itís fun to try it. I am just in awe at how fine their hairlines are and the boldness of their shade.
Ah, my friend, that "r" is actually an "e" as in DePere, Wisconsin, near Green Bay.
Lovely work, though.

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Re: Trade Card
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2022, 10:17:28 AM »
LOL! Well, now I can make my rís likes that and call it mine.  ;D
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