- Item 27925 - Charles Harriman advertising postcard, Bath, ca. 1904
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- Item 27925
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An advertising postcard for Charles Harriman's jewelery store at 106 Front Street in Bath from around 1907. The card features a chromo-lithographed image of an "1847 Girl" to advertise a line of "1847 Rogers Bros. Silver Plate." Charles Harriman (1862-1933) came to Bath in the latter part of the 1880s after attending the Palmer Horological School in Waltham, Massachusetts. After working as an employee in the jewelry store, he purchased the business in April of 1890, remaining in business for more than 40 years. Harriman was a mentor to several Bath watchmakers and engravers, as well as an active participant in the city's civic life.Show Details
Advertising postcards became a popular medium for marketing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This card probably used one of the stock images available from either the printer or the manufacturer of "1847 Rogers Bros." silver, adding only the store information to personalize the ad. The image of a woman in 19th century garb tapped into the sentimentalizing of American history, sparked by the Centennial Celebration of 1876 and Columbian Exposition of 1893. These ideas produced the popular fashions of Colonial Revival architecture and "Early American" styles in furniture design.