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J.L. ARNOLD, A SALESMAN OF HARDWARE, FARMING TOOLS, PLOWS, STOVES AND IMPLEMENTS OF ALL KINDS, is surrounded by the things of his life in this 19th century advertising card. This promotional “calling card” would have been something Mr. J.L. Arnold would have given to his customers, like the owners of general stores and hardware stores. These store owners would have bought their items from Mr. Arnold, the middle man.

Found on eBay.