For hundreds of years the dental profession has been the subject of artists in the forms of etchings, paintings, posters, Victorian trade cards, postcards, and more. Through these artists we are able to gain insights to our history. My fascination with collecting began at the age on ten with baseball cards. Then on to stamps […]
Victorian trade cards were the first form of mass produced color advertising. They were most popular during the Victorian era of the late 1800’s and were used to promote one’s business or trade. Most often the artwork on the card had no relation to the service or business it was promoting. They were often collected […]
As trade cards waned in popularity, postcards took their place. In the early 1900’s postcards were the periods version of todays twitter. Mail was often delivered twice a day and not all families had telephones. For a one-cent stamp, it was the quickest, cheapest form of communication. Hundreds of dental-themed cards were designed with most […]
Old dental journals and catalogs contain a wide variety of black and white illustrations depicting the tools and supplies of the period. The Dental Cosmos was the most popular publication from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. You will find some unusual items in this type of journal.