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trade card, no. 33, pine finch
  • United States
  • trade card, no. 33, pine finch, late 1800s
  • Beautiful Birds
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 75 x 47 mm
    Object Height/Width: 2 15/16 x 1 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7918.13

This card depicts a pine finch on a branch, though it may also be a pine grosbeak or house finch. The Arm & Hammer logo is in the bottom left corner, “Pine Finch” is in the bottom center, and “33” is in the bottom right.
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.