Ferris Memorabilia

Ferris corset ad block, reversed from original

Ferris corset ad block, reversed from original

Ferris corset ad block

Ferris corset ad block

This is a lead ad block for Ferris corsets. It was found in Eureka, California, and I purchased it on eBay. The actual block is the second photo. I flipped it to create the first photo, which makes the block easier to read.

The block would have been used in the era of lead type for newspapers. It is a mirror image since it would be inked and printed, resulting in an image that is readable.

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