Monday, November 29, 2010
Business in Binghamton #2
If you were a hatter, what would you put on the front of your trade card? Maybe a stylish hat? Calkin the Hatter decided, for whatever reason, that a horse belonged on the front of his card. The back was blank. The card is from prior to 1886, because in that year Calkin took on a partner and the name of the business was changed to Calkin & Delevan, hatters, furriers, and dealers in men's furnishing goods. It doesn't have the same ring as Calkin the Hatter.