Maillard's Chocolate. Largest and Most Extensive Chocolate Manufactory in the United States, 158 et 160 Mercer Street. Retail at 619 et 621 Broadway. Henry Maillard.

Maillard's Chocolate. Largest and Most Extensive Chocolate Manufactory in the United States, 158 et 160 Mercer Street. Retail at 619 et 621 Broadway

[New York]: (S.n), [before 1872]. Broadside. 11 cm x 18 cm. Very Good. Single sheet printed on one side only, Two small chips at edges, some mild stains, with an old tape repair to back side.

Henry Maillard had emigrated from France in the late 1840s and established a confectionary and catering business, in Long Island City. Shortly thereafter he moved and started the chocolate factory and retail store at the location indicated on this broadside. The factory on Mercer Street was destroyed by fire in 1872, at which time he moved to larger and more modern quarters in Chelsea. Maillard was truly the premier confectioner in America at the time of this flyer, and was called upon to prepare a fabulous centerpiece for Mrs. Lincoln's gala at the White House renovation unveiling in 1862. A rare survivor from early American commercial chocolate making.

Item #11708

Price: $75

See all items in Americana
See all items by