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trade card, no. 55, Baltimore Oriole
  • United States
  • trade card, no. 55, Baltimore Oriole, late 1800s
  • Beautiful Birds
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 74 x 48 mm
    Object Height/Width: 2 15/16 x 1 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7918.22

This card depicts a Baltimore oriole on a branch. The Arm & Hammer logo is in the bottom left corner, “Baltimore Oriole” is in the bottom center, and “55” is 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.