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Advertising Banner Women

This portrait of a woman, circa 1870-1900, is identified as Marie Stover of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She’s holding a cake, wearing a loaf of bread as a hat and a dress adorned with donuts, cookies, and pretzels. Presumably, she is advertising a bakery.

So-called ‘Banner Women’ were a common way of advertising one’s business in the late 19th century, as can be seen here.

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    Fair enough, 19th C.
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    AMERICAN 19th-CENTURY ADVERTISING
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    This is going to be me and womanwithaplan at Food & Froth
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    I love you pretzel lady.
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