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This is a trade card with a color drawing of a large-headed, male, Chinese baby who is holding chopsticks in one hand and a large platter in the other. Next to the boy there is a cat catching a rat. This is an advertisement for The Hartford Sewing…

This is a trade card with a color drawing of a white salesman showing a box of celluloid cuffs and collars to four Chinese laundry workers. The workers are so shocked that their long ponytails are standing on end. The top caption reads: "Celluloid…

This is a trade card with a black and white drawing of a Chinese laundry man with a single long ponytail. He is refusing the starch that a white man is trying to sell him. The caption reads: "Me Washee' Me Use Sun Gloss Starch And No Other,…

This is a trade card with a color drawing of a Chinese man and a dog both hungrily eyeing a cage with rats, labeled: "White Rats" The caption reads: "Two minds with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one." This is an advertisement for W.W.…

This is a trade card with a color drawing of a Chinese laundry man showing a shirt to a white couple and their child. The woman is able to see her reflection in the shirt. The caption reads: "Use Muzzy's Starch." This is an advertisement…

This is a trade card with a color drawing of a Chinese woman reading the instructions for a new clothes wringer while her husband's ponytail has become caught in the machine. This is an advertisement for the Empire Wringer from the Empire Wringer…

Chinese man with long queue lounges in a boat smoking opium, while fishing with his queue.

The House Beautiful
The CHI-NAMEL Chinks will convert old carpeted floors into beautiful hardwood effects.
They will renew and beautify every piece of furniture, bric-a-brac, etc. Little expense. Little trouble.
Description: Color postcard that…

Learn to Be A Chinese Laundryman By Mail
No work- No washing- No worry
No checkee- No shirtee- No trustee

After first lesson you begin to turn yellow.
After second lesson your eyes will “slant” and your hair will grow into a pretzel-shaped…

Color postcard that depicts a Chinese man carrying a laundry bag. Behind him, two children have attached a firework to his long queue and have lit it on fire.
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