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trade card, Mellin's Food
  • United States
  • trade card, Mellin's Food, 1885
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 122 x 81 mm
    Object Height/Width: 4 13/16 x 3 3/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7933

A barefoot girl wears a brown sweater reading “Mellin’s Food” over a pink dress and is wearing a pink hat. Text at the bottom reads “A Summer Holiday” in all caps.
The verso is an advertisement for “Mellin’s Food for Infants and Invalids” in all caps. It is distributed by “Doliber, Goodale & Co. 40, 41, 42 & 43 Central Wharf, Boston, Mass" (Massachusetts).