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trade card, no. 11, long tailed titmouse and bearded titmouse
  • United States
  • trade card, no. 11, long tailed titmouse and bearded titmouse, late 1800s
  • Beautiful Birds
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 75 x 48 mm
    Object Height/Width: 2 15/16 x 1 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7918.07
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Description

This card depicts two birds sitting on a branch. The long tailed titmouse is on the left and the bearded titmouse is on the right. Both are colored with reds and blues. The bottom of the card reads “11 Long tailed Titmouse and bearded Titmouse” 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.