The Advertising Trade Card Quarterly. Vols. 1-7 (1994-2000).
Barry, Kit. Reflections: Ephemera from Trades, Products, and Events. Vol. 2. Brattleboro, Vt.: Iris Publishing, 1994.
------. The Snake Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising. Hanover, MA: Christopher Publishing, 1994.
Cheadle, Dave. Arctic Obsession: The Victorian Race for the North Pole. N.p.: Flashback Press, 1993.
------. Victorian Trade Cards: Historical Reference and Value Guide. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 1996.
Crane, Ben. The Before and After Trade Card. 1st ed. Schoharie, New York: Ephemera Society of America, Inc., 1995.
Forbes, Allan and Ralph M. Eastman. Yankee Sailing Ship Cards. Boston: State Street Trust Co., 1948.
------. Other Yankee Sailing Ship Cards. Boston: State Street Trust Co., 1949.
------. Yankee Sailing Ship Cards. Vol. 3. Boston: State Street Trust Co., 1952.
Keetz, Frank. Baseball Advertising Trade Cards. 2d ed. Schenectady, New York: F. Keetz, 1997.
Heal, Ambrose. London Tradesmen's Cards of the XVIII Century, an Account of their
Origin and Use. London: B.T. Batsford, Ltd., 1925.
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Jay, Robert. The Trade Card in Nineteenth-Century America. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1987.
Jewell, Pat. Vice Art: An Anthology of London's Prostitute Cards. Harrogate: Broadwater House, 1993.
Landauer, Bella Clara. Early American Trade Cards from the Collection of Bella C. Landauer. New York: W. E. Rudge, 1927.
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------. Some Terpsichorean Tradecards from the Bella C. Landauer Collection at the New York Historical Society. [New York?], .
------. The Indian does not Vanish in American Advertising : from the Collection of Bella C. Landauer at the New York Historical Society. N.p., 1940.
------. Some Alcoholic Americana; From the Collection of Bella C. Landauer. New York: Harbor Press, 1932.
------. Some Embossed American Tradecards. New York: Harbor Press, 1941.
------. Pre-Frigidaire Ice Ephemera. N.p., 1943.
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Landauer, Bella Clara and others. Cameo Cards & Bella C. Landauer: A Monograph of the Ephemera Society of America. Schoharie, New York.: Ephemera Society of America, 1992.
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Mobley, William Frost. An American Enterprise: A Fully Illustrated Catalog with
over 1250 Items. Catalog 3-4. Schoharie, New York.: Wm. Frost Mobley, 1995.
------. Wm. Frost Mobley Presents a Visual History of Trades and Professions : A Unique Collection of Advertising Trade Cards, Broadsides, Business Stationery, etc. Portraying the Social, Cultural, Commercial and Professional History of Society. Catalog 2. Wilbraham, Mass.: W.F. Mobley, 1981.
------. A Fully Illustrated Sales and Reference Listing of 19th Century Printed Ephemera. Catalog 1 of A Superlative Selection of American-Nineteenth-Century Historical and Advertising Broadside and Trade Cards. Monson, Mass.: Joseph E. Poirier, Blatchley's Printers, 1980.
McCulloch, Lou W. Paper Americana: A Collector's Guide. San Diego: A. S. Barnes & Company, Inc., 1980.
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Boorstin, Daniel J. The Americans: The Democratic Experience. 1st ed. New York: Random House, 1973.
Collins, James H. The Story of Canned Foods. New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1924.
Cooper, Grace Rogers. The Sewing Machine: its Invention and Development. 2d ed. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976.
Davis, Alec. Package and Print; The Development of Container and Label Design. New York: C. N. Potter, [1967?].
Fowler, Bertram Baynes. Men, Meat, and Miracles. New York: Messner, 1952.
Fox, Richard Wightman and T.J. Jackson Lears, eds. The Culture of Consumption: Critical Essays in American History, 1880-1980. New York: Pantheon Books, 1983.
Fugate, Francis L. Arbuckles: the Coffee that Won the West. 1st ed. El Paso,
Tex.: Texas Western Press, University of Texas at El Paso, 1994.
Garvey, Ellen Gruber. The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of
Consumer Culture, 1880s to 1910s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Hampe, Edward C. The Lifeline of America: Development of the Food Industry.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964.
Laird, Pamela Walker. Advertising Progress: American Business and the Rise of Consumer Marketing. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Lears, Jackson. Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America. New York: BasicBooks, 1994.
Levenstein, Harvey A. Revolution at the Table: The Transformation of the
American Diet. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
McClinton, Katharine Morrison. The Chromolithographs of Louis Prang. 1st ed. New York: C. N. Potter, distr. by Crown Publishers, 1973.
Marzio, Peter C. The Democratic Art: An Exhibition on the History of
Chromolithography in America, 1840-1900. Ft. Worth, Tex.: Amon Carter Museum
of Western Art, 1979.
Marzio, Peter C. The Democratic Art: Pictures for a 19th-Century America: Chromolithography, 1840-1900. Ft, Worth, Tex.: Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 1979.
Morgan, Hal. Symbols of America. New York: Viking, 1986.
Norris, James D. Advertising and the Transformation of American Society, 1865-1920. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.
Pollay, Richard W. Information Sources in Advertising History. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979.
Presbrey, Frank. The History and Development of Advertising. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1929.
The Story of a Pantry Shelf: An Outline History of Grocery Specialties. New York: Butterick, 1925.
Strasser, Susan. Never Done: A History of American Housework. 1st ed. New
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Strasser, Susan. Satisfaction Guaranteed. New York: Pantheon Books, 1989.
Wright, Helena E. "The Image Makers: The Role of the Graphic Arts in Industrialization"Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology 12, no. 2. (1986): 5-18.
Wade, Louise Carroll. Chicago's Pride: The Stockyards, Packingtown, and
Environs in the Nineteenth Century. Urbana, Il.: University of Illinois Press, 1987.
Young, James Harvey. The Toadstool Millionaires: A Social History of Patent
Medicines in America before Federal Regulation. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1961.
Trade Card Resources Online:
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