Title: F. T. Gray & Co.
Description: Advertising card for F. T. Gray showing a number of images of ostrich feathers, a hat, and an ostrich being ridden by a black man. Front of card says: "F. T. Gray & Co., Established 1883. Hat & Bonnet Bleachers and Feather Dyers. Dyeing Black a Specialty. Of Ostrich Dyer Tips." Front lower left corner says: "Ward Bros. Lith. Co. O." Back of card says: "Ladies' Fine Hats dyed or bleached, and re-shaped in the latest styles. Samples to select from. Feathers dyed to match samples. Price List. Hats pressed and varnished, same shape--35c to 50c. Hats re-shaped without dyeing--50c to 75c. H[ats dyed] and reshaped--75c..."."" Pl[umes d]yed, each--50c to $1.00. Plumes curled, each--25c." Address given on front and back of card:
1213 Walnut St.,
Kansas City, Mo.
Subject(s): Advertising cards; Hat industry; Hats; Feathers; Ostriches; Dyeing;
Local Subject(s): Gray, F. T.;
Printer: Ward Bros. Lith. Col. O.
Date: ca. 1880-1900
Item Type: Advertising Card
Dimensions: 8 x 12 cm.
Collection: Advertising Cards (SC3)
See finding aid: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,37216
Location: SC3, Box 2, Specialty Shops
Barcode: Front: 10019970; Back: 10019972
Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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