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Singer Advertising Card - Roumanian Group | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society

Postcard

Singer Advertising Card - Roumanian Group

Singer Advertising Card - Roumanian Group | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society
Chromolithograph card of a group of three men from Roumania [Romania] in "native" costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created as a souvenir at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
DESCRIPTION
Chromolithograph card of a group of three men from Roumania [Romania] in "native" costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created as a souvenir at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:3736
Creation Date: 1892
Creator Name:J. Ollmann Lith Co.
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Collection Name:Singer Manufacturing Company : Singer Manufacturing Company records, 1850-circa 1975
Genre:Postcard
Original Format Type:drawings
Original Format Number:PH 6403, Box 2
Original Dimensions:3.125 x 5.25 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Text on back reads, "ROUMANIA, A Kingdom of Southern Europe, comprising the old principalities of Moldavia, Wallachia and Dobrudja. It is bounded East and North by the Pruth, South by the Danube, West and North-west by the Carpathian Mountains. It is mountainous in the West, but level towards the East. The climate is subject to extremes of cold and heat. Large numbers of Horses, Sheep and Cattle are raised, also Grains in abundance. The first authentic inhabitants were the Daciens, who were conquered and the country colonized by the Romans. The Roumanian of to-day is a mixture of the Indo-Caucasian and Mongol Races. They are good looking, intelligent and fairly energetic. The national dress is rich in embroidery and lacings. These are typical Roumanians; their rick brunette complexion enhanced by their highly colored dress. The Singer Company have several offices here and sell numbers of machines."
SUBJECTS
Costume
Sewing
Advertising
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
Europeans
Men
Moustache
Sewing Machines
Clothing and dress

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