Trade card issued during the Columbian Exposition of 1893 advertising Enterprise Mf'g Co. of Pa. "Enterprise Coffee, Spice and Drug Mills." Contains an anachronistic, historical scene including a caricaturized depiction of Boston Tea Party demonstrators. Shows the men in feather head pieces using a huge Enterprise coffee mill and drinking cups and saucers of coffee. A banner reading "No Taxation Without Representation"waves above their heads." Also contains a view of the Fisheries Building. The exposition held in Chicago May 1-October 30, 1898 celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. Enterprise Manufacturing Co. of Pa. was established in 1866., Advertising text printed on verso: Enterprise Coffee, Spice and Drug Mills. 24 Sizes-$1.25 to $100.00. The excellence of our coffee Mills has been recognized for years. This does not deter us, however, from constantly trying to make them still better, and it will be our earnest endeavor to maintain their high order of superiority. For full information concerning sizes adapted to the store, household, etc., and prices, send for Catalogue., Printed on verso of P.2008.36.56: For Sale by the Hardware Trade. Send for Catalogue. The Enterprise M'f'g Co. of Pa., Third & Dauphin Sts., Philadelphia, U.S.A., Typeface on verso varies between prints., Vignette illustration on verso. Depicts a hand-operated coffee mill., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., Gift of Michael Zinman.
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department Michael Zinman World's Fairs Collection - Trade cards [P.2008.36.56 & 68]