If you love antiques, chances are good that you also love vintage advertisements. The quaint imagery, the old logos and outrageous claims. But, sometimes we stumble upon a a truly outstanding set of advertising images from another era. In the 1890s Singer sewing machine Company embarked upon a brand new type of advertising campaign. The idea was to show how Singer sewing machines were used all around the world. Have a look at this charming and innovative set of advertisements with us!

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These gorgeous trade cards are emblazoned with color lithograph prints of folks in national costume from across the globe- all using Singer machines of course! An surprising presentation that seems modern even today, this style of advertising presents the national dress of each region, not in making light but presenting them in a respectful way. The back of each card tells about the place on the front, and about Singer sewing machines (naturally).

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