Bruce Roberts has studied trade cards for
over thirty years. In addition to several articles, he is the author of two books, Mechanical Bank Trade Cards and Clipper Ship Sailing Cards; see Books
About Trade Cards.
Bruce is a technical writer
by profession, specializing in software documentation, and
lives in Vestal, NY, with his wife, Eve, and daughter,
He would welcome comments on
this article, as well as any other communication. His e-mail
address is firstname.lastname@example.org.