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Creation Date



Westerly, RI

Work Type

trade cards

Style / Period



3.625 x 2.5 inches


[recto:] Copyright 1879 by Prang & Co Boston, U.S.A. / E. N. DENISON & CO., / JEWELERS & SILVERSMITHS, / Westerly, R.I. (over) [verso:] ["]The proof of the pudding [is] / [the] eating." / FOR / E. N. Denison & Co., on Dixon House Square, / Jewelers and Silversmiths, we do declare, / Deal largely in articles solid and fine. / And call your attention to goods in their line; / Good good and warranted; say we then all, / At Denison's (Westerly,) surely we'll call. / He'll show us fine things, for cash they are cheap, / In quality splendid, don't fear, they will keep, / For articles made of fine Silver or Gold, / Neither rust nor corrode, need we this be told? / We answer On no, and we're willing to pay For things that are good; and commissioned to say, / Mamma wants nice knives, and sister a locket, / Papa a keen razor, while brother's a pocket / That'll hold a good whittler, and baby, -the darling-, / Needs bib pin and necklace; my own wants express- / ing, / Speak for a fine chain and watch, [italicized: quick train] to be sure, / For who now can a [italicized: slow train] or a [italicized: low train] endure; The rearings and fine things in silver and gold, / The half of which you have never been told,[...]


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