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trade card, Austen's Forest Flower Cologne
  • United States
  • trade card, Austen's Forest Flower Cologne, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 118 x 82 mm
    Object Height/Width: 4 5/8 x 3 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7921

A small female cherub holds a basket of purple flowers. She has a white cloth on her head and is wearing a white dress with a green sash and vest. The text at the top of the card reads “Perfumed with Austen’s Forest Flower Cologne” in all caps. The text at the bottom reads “W. J. Austen, Proprietor, Oswego, N. Y.”
The verso is an all-text advertisement for “Woodward, Faxon & Co. Importers and Wholesale Druggists, Toilet and Fancy Articles. Kansas City, MO.”