Reed & Barton Advertisements 1875-1900

Trying to find information on certain patterns, I ended up with a collection of interesting Reed & Barton ads from a variety of publications.  The periodicals themselves were very interesting as well…like the 1882 Phrenological Journal … you know what phrenology is, don’t you?  Just thought I’d give you a heads up on these interesting magazines.

1875 The Missionary Herald

1875 The Missionary Herald

1876 The Galaxy v.21 1876 Jan-Jun

1876 The Galaxy v.21 1876 Jan-Jun

1878 The Churchman Vol.38 Jul-Dec

1878 The Churchman Vol.38 Jul-Dec

 

1882 Fairbanks' Standard Weighing Machines pg 263

1882 Fairbanks’ Standard Weighing Machines pg 263

1882 The Phrenological Journal V.74 1882 Nov.

1882 The Phrenological Journal V.74 1882 Nov.

1882 The Phrenological Journal V.74 April pg.224

1882 The Phrenological Journal V.74 April pg.224

1882 The Phrenological Journal V.74 May pg336

1882 The Phrenological Journal V.74 May pg336

1883 History of American Shipping

1883 History of American Shipping

1883 Unique

1883 Unique

1884 Appleton's Greater NY

1884 Appleton’s Greater NY

1889 Picturesque Boston Illustrated Guide

1889 Picturesque Boston Illustrated Guide

1889 Smalley's Magazine V.7-8 1889-90

1889 Smalley’s Magazine V.7-8 1889-90

1890 Guide to the New England Coast

1890 Guide to the New England Coast

1893 History of the Old Colony Railroad

1893 History of the Old Colony Railroad

1893 Jewelers Circular Feb pg21

1893 Jewelers Circular Feb pg21

1893 Jewelers Circular Mar. pg16

1893 Jewelers Circular Mar. pg16

1894 Jewelers' Circular Nov. vol.29

1894 Jewelers’ Circular Nov. vol.29

1894 Jewelers' Circular Nov vol.29

1894 Jewelers’ Circular Nov vol.29

1894 The Hudson by Daylight

1894 The Hudson by Daylight

1895 Christian Work. Illustrated Family Newspaper V.59 July-Dec

1895 Christian Work. Illustrated Family Newspaper V.59 July-Dec

1895 Harper's Magazine

1895 Harper’s Magazine

1895 International Games 1895

1895 International Games 1895

1895 The Menorah Vol.18

1895 The Menorah Vol.18

1897 The Churchman Vol.75 Jan-Jun

1897 The Churchman Vol.75 Jan-Jun

1897 The Jewelers Circular V.34 March

1897 The Jewelers Circular V.34 March

 

I just wanted to add a couple of comments.  You might have noted that some of these ads mention awards won at different international exhibitions, like the one in “Chili” in 1875 (Chili not Chile) and another in Sydney, Australia in 1879.  How the heck did these Reed & Barton people from Taunton, Massachusetts get to Chile and Australia back then and how long did it take?  It’s mind boggling.

And talking about minds, I can’t get mine off that Phrenology magazine.  They offered a gift to their subscribers:

Phrenological Journal Gift for Subscribers

Phrenological Journal Gift for Subscribers

I wonder if it’s too late for me to subscribe?

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4 Responses to Reed & Barton Advertisements 1875-1900

  1. KerryCan says:

    “You know what phrenology is, don’t you? Just thought I’d give you a heads up”–hahahaha! This all would make a fascinating thesis topic for someone in marketing or advertising–looking at the ways these ads varied, based on target markets of the time. And how interesting that so many of the ads seemed to be in religious periodicals, suggesting that the readers were interested not just in heavenly rewards!

  2. bob jackson says:

    My grandfather was Austin F Jackson..silver designer for Reed & Barton in the 1890’s. Was so overwhelmed to find this site because we have a whole drawer full of many of the spoons, forks other sterling pieces that the old boy designed.

    • queenofsienna says:

      Bob, so glad you found my blog. Your grandfather was a very talented man and prolific designer. There are two other posts in this blog that you should look at if you haven’t seen them…”The Devil You Say” and “Italian Squirrel” as they both discuss your grandfather’s designs. Just search “Jackson” in the Search block at the upper right side of the blog and they’ll come up.

      I’m thinking of writing another post on your grandfather and some of my favorite of his many beautiful designs.

      Thanks very much for your comments.

    • queenofsienna says:

      Bob, I just published a post on Austin F. Jackson. Thought you might like to take a look: https://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/collecting-by-design-austin-f-jackson/

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