icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Online Collection

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.

label levels:

The trade card format was the most common type of advertisement used by local businesses. This early 20th century trade card illustrates a colorful, idyllic lithograph printed for the New Home Sewing Machine Company based out of Orange, Massachusetts. Baker and Clark started the company in 1867 with the production of two types of sewing machines, then reformed it in 1882 under the name New Home Sewing Machine Company. By the 1890's, the company was the largest employer in Franklin County, Massachusetts, with an annual production of over 100,000 machines. The technology revolutionized domestic sewing.


top of page

Trade Card of the New Home Sewing Machine Company

creator   New Home Sewing Machine Company
date   c. 1910
location   Orange, Massachusetts
width   3.0"
height   5.0"
process/materials   paper print mounted on cardboard
item type   Public Announcements/Advertisement
accession #   #L06.028

Look Closer icon My Collection icon Transcription icon Detailed info icon

ecard icon Send an e-Postcard of this object

See Also...

New Home Sewing Machine with attachments distributed by Priscilla Needlework Company

"New Home Sewing Machine Co. of Orange, Mass."

New Home Sewing Machine Company Birds-Eye View

"Souvenir of Orange, Mass"

button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents


Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback