Hiram W. Davis & Co. Carriage Builders for the Trade, Domestic & Foreign, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A
Hiram W. Davis & Co. Carriage Builders for the Trade, Domestic & Foreign, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A
Hiram W. Davis & Co. Carriage Builders for the Trade, Domestic & Foreign, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A
Hiram W. Davis & Co. Carriage Builders for the Trade, Domestic & Foreign, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A
Hiram W. Davis & Co. Carriage Builders for the Trade, Domestic & Foreign, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A
Hiram W. Davis & Co. Carriage Builders for the Trade, Domestic & Foreign, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A

Hiram W. Davis & Co. Carriage Builders for the Trade, Domestic & Foreign, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A

Broadside, 27 x 40 inches, printed in a deep, vibrant red and black. Undated, but ca. 1886. Features captioned images of 24 different wagons, carriages, and buggies, each with a caption briefly describing the model and its specifications. Two text panels describe the materials used for construction (first-class, thoroughly seasoned timber...double collar steel axels...gearings made from choice selected hickory"), note that more than 50 models are available, and advise the reader on "where to buy to the best advantage." At the foot, retailers are asked to "hand this in a conspicuous place; it may pay you," while buyers are urged to "send for elegant catalogue of photographs." Hiram W. Davis & Co. was the successor to Davis, Gould, & Co., which operated in Cincinnati from 1877 to 1884. Condition: Evidence of old water damage (rippling, some bleed from the red), losses to the two text boxes and along one fold, soiling to the section on the back that was exposed while the broadside was folded. Unrestored and good only. Despite its flaws, an interesting and attractive advertising piece. OCLC locates one similar, but not identical (showing 23 carriages) broadside at the University of Virginia, and the Huntington Library holds another example that is either the same or similar to this one.

Item #20858

Price: $275.00

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