Description: In February, 1876, Pratt & Co., the proprietors of Buffalo Iron and Nail Works, circulated this broadside “to solicit a correspondence with any person now engaged in manufacturing desirable and saleable ARTICLES OF HARDWARE…and [who] would be inclined to look favorably upon Buffalo as a place to manufacture.” It was the heyday of iron work production in Buffalo, NY, and Pratt & Co. was looking to increase their manufacturing business in their “favorably located” city that had a “cheap market, cheap fuel” and “pure air” as well as “a good public school system.”
The vignette by the Bureau of Illustration of Buffalo depicts several factory buildings with smoke rising from their chimneys, and steam ships chugging along on the water next to them. Printed by Haas, Nauert & Co. Printed on one side of a green sheet of paper measuring 11” x 8 ¼”. Item #AM00150.
Condition: Fold lines, otherwise in very good condition.