More Things to Look At

Intricately designed early trade cards from Europe, printed using new technology with colored inks (and sometimes hand-coloring), mostly in Belgium. The "porcelain" on the cards refers to the printing finish, and has been the subject of some recent study. See, for example, J. Raman Spectroscopy, V. 39 #8 where we find "Porcelain cards are a special type of cards, which are typical of the 19th century. They are produced by a lithographic procedure, and painted by hand. In this work, direct non-destructive Raman spectroscopy is used to analyse the pigments that were used". The cards in this set were offered on eBay in 2006 by Fabien Marchand, who has now published a CD-ROM collecting images of 600 of them.
  • Bontemps Trade Commissioners, Marseille 601 visits Bontemps Trade Commissioners, Marseille
  • Caillot de Lyon, Constructeur of Jacquard Weaving Machines 932 visits Caillot de Lyon, Constructeur of Jacquard Weaving Machines
  • Walckiers Devadder, Cloth and Fabric Store 655 visits Walckiers Devadder, Cloth and Fabric Store
  • F. van Belle, Costume Seller, Ghent, Belgium 688 visits F. van Belle, Costume Seller, Ghent, Belgium
  • Pierre Sury, Hotel de Flandre Restaurant, Belgium 660 visits Pierre Sury, Hotel de Flandre Restaurant, Belgium
  • Hotel Oldi, Ghent, Belgium 705 visits Hotel Oldi, Ghent, Belgium
  • Hotel de la Ville de Paris, Strasbourg 667 visits Hotel de la Ville de Paris, Strasbourg
  • Hotel de Prusse, Brussels, Belgium 685 visits Hotel de Prusse, Brussels,  Belgium
  • Invitation to a Masked Ball - University of Ghent 1845 804 visits Invitation to a Masked Ball - University of Ghent 1845
  • New Year's Card from a Theatre Owner, 1847 782 visits New Year's Card from a Theatre Owner, 1847
  • Nurseryman's Trade Card, 1845 746 visits Nurseryman's Trade Card, 1845
  • Petit Bazar Store, with Samples 788 visits Petit Bazar Store, with Samples
  • Pharmacist's Trade Card, Ghent, Belgium, 1841 1265 visits Pharmacist's Trade Card, Ghent, Belgium, 1841
  • Steam Train Constructeur 547 visits Steam Train Constructeur
  • Seed Seller's Trade Card, Ghent, Belgium 713 visits Seed Seller's Trade Card, Ghent, Belgium
  • Ship Broker's Trade Card 838 visits Ship Broker's Trade Card
  • Three Rings Inn 744 visits Three Rings Inn
  • Vande Steene, Lithographer 567 visits Vande Steene, Lithographer
  • Saintou and David, Wine and Spirits 1017 visits Saintou and David, Wine and Spirits
  • A. Voelcker and Co., Lithographers 1017 visits A. Voelcker and Co., Lithographers