L is for Lacemaker
By WOOD, Joseph Thomas , 1860

J.T. Wood, Embosser, Lace Paper Manufacturer, Publisher, Printer, &c... Orders for Exportation

  • Author: WOOD, Joseph Thomas
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: London, 278 Strand
  • Publication date: c1860
  • Physical description: Lithographed trade card, printed in blue on "enameled" card
  • Dimensions: 77 by 117mm. (3 by 4.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17802


Wood (c1811-1876) is best known for his quintessentially Victorian, ornamental “perforated lace paper and cards”, which can be found in advertisements from 1845. Principally used for stationery, greetings and memorial cards, he also created lace paper collars and cuffs, for ladies.

Wood, initially a copperplate engraver, established his business in about 1841 from Curriers Hall Court, London Wall. From there is published a series of views of London on enameled card, offered at a penny each. The business moved to 33 Holywell Street, Strand in 1845; then finally 278 & 279, Strand, from 1858.


  1. See BM Heal 99.182