Monday, May 7, 2012

Circa 1880s Sweet, Orr & Company Trade Card by Forbes Litho Co.

Great Sweet, Orr & Company trade card printed by the Forbes Company in Boston. There is no date on the card, but I would put it somewhere in the 1880s.  The Forbes Company has a history as detailed as Sweet, Orr does. They operated from 1862 to around 1968. For a detailed history of the company check out this link

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1 comment:

  1. sweet-orr built their newburgh plant in 1880; their chicago address listed on the card was for distribution as far as i can tell, but that was badly damaged in 1885 by a fire. i'm pretty sure they never reoccupied that address, so you're absolutely right to say the card is from the 1880's.