Here are two 1880s trade cards from Watertown and Cortland, New York.
The New Home Sewing Machine company was formed by William Barker and Andrew Clark in 1882. They continued to manufacture sewing machines under that name until the brand was bought by Janome of Tokyo in 1960. If you want to find out more about the history of sewing machines, check out the website for the International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society. You could even attend the 2011 US Convention in Nashville, Oct 14-16, 2011. I posted another trade card recently that showed a similar graphic, with a head bursting through a newspaper. It must have been a trendy graphics technique at the time.