Victorian Trade Cards

Miami Univ Flickr Commons Governess

Miami Univ Flickr Commons Governess

While working on a group project for my Digital Library class, I’ve stumbled across Miami University’s Flickr Commons collection of Victorian Trade Cards. Trade cards were first used in France and England in the 17th century to distribute to customers. They became more elaborate in time and later evolved to collectibles. The first baseball trading cards were actually trade cards made by tobacco companies.


Miami University has shared over 1,000 trade card images on Flickr Commons.





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