Lather, rinse, repeat….

>Advertising trade cards were popular through the late 19th century. Given away by companies and merchants, the trade card was an early form of mass advertising. Soapine, a household soap manufactured by Kendall Manufacturing Co. in Providence was a popular product illustrated in many innovative cards.

The Rhode Island Collection holds dozens of trade cards for Providence businesses, which are fabulous relics of material culture.

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