Sewing Machine Trading Cards

I have approximately a dozen of these cherished little trading cards.  They were a gift from DH several years ago. 

Around the turn of the century (1900 not 2000), sewing machine companies used these trading cards as a marketing tool to advertise their products.  Here’s a close-up of one of the cards:

Now who wouldn’t want to get their hands on as many of these little gems as possible?  Okay, maybe not a baseball player, but seems to me all other members of the human race would desire these as much as I do.  It is a sewingcentric world, isn’t it?

My conundrum is that I don’t have a manner in which to display them so I can enjoy them to their fullest.  I’ve considered and evaluated a number of items, but as yet have come up empty.  I would welcome any advice, suggestions, ideas, etc. from my terrific readers on how I might appropriately display my cards.  And if your idea includes upcycling or repurposing something to do so, all the better.  Thank you in advance for your comments.

4 thoughts on “Sewing Machine Trading Cards

  1. Oooh, that's a good idea also. Perhaps I will combine your idea with Sarah's suggestion and hang the cards in their little frames from the wire.


  2. The cards are the standard size of baseball trading cards. Hmmm, a little frame around each one might add an interesting decorating feature to my sewing room. I might try it out this weekend. I hadn't considered going that route. Thanks for the great idea.


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