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Catalog Number 1973.28.11.1
Object Name Card, Advertising
Title Advertising Card/ Notice of Shop Closing, 'Elephant' Clothing Store
Date Circa 1895
Year Range from 1890.0
Year Range to 1900.0
Description Advertising Card; one side has a pink and red hued picture of a girl in a plaid skirt, light blouse, and jacket. She is wearing a hat with a feather in it. She is feeding a carrot to a group of rabbits, two of which are in a wooden house like structure. The upper part of the picture which supposedly the sky is a greenish-brown colour.
On the reverse side is black printed text on a white paper card; the message is to inform customers that the store will be closing and all the clothing has been reduced in price to clear the whole stock.
"..... THRUST INTO A HORNET'S NEST would not cause more consternation among the people than the announcement we now make. WE SHALL CLOSE UP OUR STORE ON THE 29th DEC.
All the clothing has been reduced to rock bottom prices. Each garment is marked in red figures, and at those prices we hope to clear out the whole stock. Come early and secure a bargain. 'ELEPHANT' CLOTHING STORE, GUELPH."
Search Terms Elephant Clothing Store
Dimensions 11.5 x 7.75 cm. - L x W