Philadelphia: Carriage Monthly Engravings and Printing House.
Original poster. Color lithograph. 51.5 x 35 inches.
Unusual advertising poster is dated to circa 1891 features light carriages, harnesses and sleighs manufactured by J. H. Birch. Issued by the Carriage Monthly Engraving and Printing House in Philadelphia, PA, the poster shows some of the products manufactured by J. H. Birch in Burlington, N.J. These also include horse clothings, blankets, robes, whips, saddles, bridles, and everything pertaining to the road, track and stable. The poster features 26 illustrations of horses and 4 images of goats with the various products advertised. Also contains detailed text explaining each product featured, terms, and other interesting information. On the top of the poster, J. H. Birch boldly claims "I carry in stock all I advertise, and more too". Another amusing note at bottom right reads, "This is the largest Harness Chart ever published in the world, and consequently cost me large amount of money, and you will confer a favor by hanging it in a conspicuous place."
The poster is in good condition with some edge loss along top and bottom edges and minor wear along original folds. Minor loss at some fold intersections. Lined on canvas. Toning near top right corner.