|NEVER TOO LATE TO MEND|
|WHAT I HAVE SEWED TOGETHER|
LET NO ONE RIP ASUNDER
Traditional Christian marriage vows often use the phrase, "What God has joined together, let no man put asunder". The sentiment expresses the belief that the bonds of marriage, made in sight of God, should not be broken by man. Or maybe our Singer sewing machine Cupid just believes in a literal joining of husband and wife!
|AND THE DEVIL CAME AND SOWED TARES|
The reverse of each of these cards lists the number of Singer sewing machines sold in the years between 1862 (12,489) and 1880 (538,609). The last date is a good indicator the cards appeared sometime after 1880, which is about the time trade cards started becoming a popular advertising medium.