Trade Cards - Au Bon Marche (c. 1900)
Trade Cards -
Au Bon Marché
(France, c. 1900)
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These colorful trade cards were distributed by Au Bon Marché, the well-known Parisian dry goods store.  The concept of the trade card originated with the tradesmen's cards of the 17th century.  The commercial application of chromolithography boosted the growth of trade cards.  The practice of giving away picture cards as a sales promotion was to boost repeat customers.  It is estimated that Au Bon Marché distributed over 400 series of these cards.


Price per print: Print Only:  $75
Matting Charge:  $15
Framing & Matting Charge:  $85
Dimensions: Print Only:  4 x 5-1/4 inches
Matted:  9 x 12 inches
Type of print: Original chromolithograph
Year: c. 1900

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Au Bon Marche (No. 60460001)
La Belle aux Cheveux d'Or

Au Bon Marche (No. 60460002)
Le Chat Botte

Au Bon Marche (No. 60460003)
Le Heron
(The Heron)
Au Bon Marche (No. 60460004)
L'Aigle et La Pie
(The Eagle and The Magpie)