Using Children on Advertising Trade Cards – Part 2


Hi Ferdinand,

Liked the piece you did on using children to advertise products on trade cards. As requested, here are some additional TC’s along with my permission to display any or all of them on your website.

Glad to support your efforts………..Joe (Gourd)

Apple-Touch-IconAA couple weeks ago I posted some really neat young children advertising medicine products on Victorian trade cards. It is an honor to have Joe Gourd to allow us to see some of his cards. Folks, for the most part, these are extremely rare and tough to find cards. Many I have not seen myself. I met Joe at this years Baltimore Antique Bottle Show this past March. Joe is considered one of the Kings if not the King of Bitters trade cards.

Read: Young Children in Antique Trade Card Advertising

Using Children on Advertising Trade Cards


21 June 2013

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About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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