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Barrow's (Sturgis, Mich.) 
E.A. Jones - Arm Lock - Bed Spring 
n.d. 
  
Cabinet card 
Private collection of Laddy Kite 
 
LL/35980 
  
An example of a "banner lady." These women were hired by retailers to cover themselves with the items sold by their employers. They were then photographed for advertising purposes. Many would march in "merchants parades," carrying their banners, and sporting their wares. 
 
 
  
 
  
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