Oscar Wilde Antique J & P Coats Sewing Thread Victorian Advertising Trade Card


Oscar Wilde Antique J & P Coats Sewing Thread Victorian Advertising Trade Card

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Oscar Wilde Antique J & P Coats Sewing Thread Victorian Advertising Trade Card:
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"Aesthetic Craze" Oscar Wilde as silly prissy boy in knickers: "Oh, Oscar"J & P Coats Sewing Thread Best Six-Cord Spool Cotton - ca. 1800's / Bird Hunting Dog, Lilies, Sunflowers, etc.NOTE (from Wikipedia): "Oscar Wilde's biographer Richard Ellmann suggests that
Wilde is a partial model for both Bunthorne and his rival Grosvenor. Carte, the producer of Patience, was also Wilde's
booking manager in 1881 as the poet's popularity took off.
In 1882, after the New York production of Patience opened,
Gilbert, Sullivan and Carte sent Wilde on a US lecture tour, with his knee-breeches,
to explain the English aesthetic movement, intending to help popularize the show's American touring productions."

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NOTE: Like many Victorian sewing cards, humor appears via a Satirical Substitution of thread or spool,
swapping the sewing product in place of a real-life item, in this case... spool as dog cart!* MORE GREAT pre-1900 !

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"Oh! Oscar." (Oscar Wilde)

NOTE: -This card reflects a general late-19th century American infatuation with "Oriental" art and culture.
Especially under the influence of the Aesthetic Movement (fueled by Oscar Wilde's lecture tour of America in 1882), Americans flocked to purchase and collect Chinese and Japanese imported (or imitated) "Fancy Goods" of all types. Wilde, the so-call "Apostle of Beauty," inspired art for art's sake. At a time when America was rapidly transitioning from a rural society to a more sophisticated urban/industrial culture, tokens from the Far East became a litmus test for cultural "sophistication." Teas and imported bric-a-brac in the forms of everything from paper fans, parasols, and hanging lanterns to exotic bamboo screens and elephant bronzes were scattered about middle-class homes to instantly (and superficially) suggest a residence of "refined taste." For more on this fascinating subject, order from my store a back issue of the journal:

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Reverse: -- Advertising -- shown Above.
Condition: Evidence of aging, flaws and wear, as seen in HUGE scans.

Please ... SEE the above HUGE SCANS to note any and all FLAWS!

Size: Approx. 4.5 x 3 inches -- as indicated by ruler in scans.

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