Trade card issued during the Columbian Exposition of 1893 advertising Enterprise Mf'g Co. of Pa. "Enterprise Cherry Stoners." Contains an anachronistic scene including a caricaturized depiction of Continental Army officers. Depicts the officers eating pitted cherries from a pan under the Enterprise cherry stoner. A female cook carrying a basket of cherries addresses them. Another basket of cherries lay on the floor. Also contains a view of the Mines Building designed by S. S. Beman. 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 Cherry Stoners, Japanned or Tinned. Our Cherry Stoners, Nos.1 and 2, work rapidly and efficiently. they may be easily adjusted by thumb-screws to adapt them to the different sizes of cherry stones; are well-made and equal to the best in the market. No. 12 Cherry Stoner will stone cherries with the least possible cutting or disfiguring of fruit. Every good housewife will appreciate this for preserving purposes. Prices: No. 1, Jappanned, $7.50 per doz. No. 2, Tinned, $9.00 " ". No. 12 [2 crossed out] " 12.00 " "., Printed on verso: 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 an "Enterprise" Cherry Stoner. Cherries fill the basin of the machine and a pan underneath it. Pits fall from the stoner into a cup., 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.2008.36.64 & 75]