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trade card, no. 10, blue tailed sylph and crimson topaz
  • United States
  • trade card, no. 10, blue tailed sylph and crimson topaz, late 1800s
  • Beautiful Birds
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 74 x 47 mm
    Object Height/Width: 2 15/16 x 1 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7918.06

This card depicts two birds sitting on a branch. A blue tailed sylph is on the left and a crimson topaz is on the right. The text “Crimson Topaz” is on the top right above the bird. The bottom of the card reads “10 Blue Tailed Sylph” with the Arm & Hammer logo in the bottom right corner.
The verso describes the “New Series of Beautiful Birds” from “The Great Arm & Hammer Brand of Soda and Saleratus” from Church & Co. in New York. The benefits of using this brand are described to the customer.