Randy Taylor will recognize this advertisement for Coats’ thread. I bought it yesterday at the Chico Bottle Show. I don’t collect bottles, but I think they are interesting and pretty, so I stopped by the show.
What I do like, and will buy occasionally, are vintage greeting and advertising cards, and Randy has some of those too.
Isn’t this a great image? J & P Coats (later Coats & Clark), used many images that highlighted the strength of their thread: hauling boats, stringing a bow, muzzling a dog. They also liked cute pictures of babies, puppies and kittens (and who doesn’t?)
Here we see the typical Forty-Niner, red flannel shirt, leather boots, pistol and all, in camp patching his blue jeans with J&P Coats Best Six Cord thread.
I am going to put this in a little frame and hang over my sewing machine. It’s the perfect image for a seamstress and a writer of northern California history.