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Best lighting This https://goo.gl/BGQK28 Arnold Galleries trade card has some of the best subject lighting I have seen, as if the clouds have parted to allow the sun to shine just on these happy children!

Sharing plays an important role in our world. The Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection 1885 http://arnoldtradecards.com delights in sharing beauty, history, general knowledge and enthusiasm for life with you! "Best of the Arnold cards. Print and share!" (#bestarnoldcards) is a sampling of some of the fascinating posts that comprise the Arnold Collection.

In addition, you might enjoy looking at the Arnold Galleries https://goo.gl/1RBBKn which are currently being developed to exhibit Victorian trade cards by subject.

As the title of this Collection suggests, images in the Arnold Collection are in the public domain and can be copied, printed and shared freely. Enjoy!


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Arnold Galleries' section on Seascapes & Harbors https://goo.gl/6ap2nR was launched today with this Donaldson Brothers depiction of Columbus and Roderigo Sanchez sharing their discovery of new lands in 1492.

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Kindling on the way! Clark's wants to remind you that it's Clark Mile-End Spool Cotton that holds your clothes together. https://goo.gl/7yHzht Page 40 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection has details. Meanwhile, come on in and warm yourself by our hearth! Hopefully, somebody brought in something more substantial to keep the fire going.

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Are you Nervous yet? If not, this card may do the trick--or at least kick off a nice round of dyspepsia! https://goo.gl/eEqFqK Page 140 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Collection has the puzzle, but not the solution. See your physician for the cure. (For the solution, you're on your own!)

Click to enlarge. As usual, free to print or share.

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Patriarchal pleasures or boys' toys In an era where no women voted and women serving in any US military branch was unimaginable, Woolson Spice Co. distributed trade card cutouts as playthings for children. The real-life thrill of a "battleship in action" would be reserved for men. American women stayed home to pick up the pieces after the thrill was gone. Lion Coffee, however, was available to all and would keep everybody alert regardless of their social roles.

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A selection of some of the best Lion Coffee trade cards is posted at https://goo.gl/4TjWK5 the Appendix to the Arnold Advertising Card Collection.
As usual, all is free for you to print or share. Enjoy!

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A card with connections... https://goo.gl/Bk22Gm In the late 1800s, this card was the prized possession of a little girl. Thanks to her signature, we know who she was. Click the link to meet her!

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I don't think so, J.A. Godfrey! Switzerland makes it hard to remember almost anything else! https://goo.gl/nG48X6 has more colorful trade cards like this one. Drop by & see us sometime! photographersstreetview.com has a feature in production that will focus on Switzerland. Watch for it in the coming weeks.

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Dusting the dust-catchers https://goo.gl/4haovP I wonder how many folks have been inspired by this card to try similar arrangements over the last century....

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For a juicy treat, click to enlarge this image & enjoy! This "still life" type card found its way into the Arnold Collections without any information at all. We don't know the artist (update: Maybe we do! See my comment below), lithographer or the company that handed out this beautiful card back in the 1800s in return for a purchase. You are free to share or print copies as you please.

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