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Wrapping Paper
1860-1910
Distributor:Distributed by Brown Thomson & Co. , American
Maker:Paper made by Unknown
Printed paper
Primary Dimensions (length x width): 19 1/2 x 15in. (49.5 x 38.1cm)
Credit Line: Gift of G. Fox & Co.
Description: Rectangular piece of light brown wrapping paper printed in black ink with the name of Brown, Thomson & Company, a dry goods retailer in Hartford, then located at Main & Temple Sts.
Historical Note: Brown Thomson & Co. sold dry goods, fabrics and millinery at 398, 400 & 402 (street numbers changed in 1898) Main Street, in Hartford, Connecticut. For many years the department store occupied the lower stories of the Richardsonian Romanesque commercial building designed by Henry Hobson Richardson in 1876 for the Cheney family of Manchester known as the Cheney Block. (E. Blakelock, 2009)
Inscription: Inscribed at upper left in ink "57100" the number assigned by the CHS Library in 1949 when the Fox Centennial Collection was donated.
Object Number: 1949.12.2
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