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trade card, Brown's Arnica Salve
  • United States
  • trade card, Brown's Arnica Salve, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 74 x 112 mm
    Object Height/Width: 2 15/16 x 4 7/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7951

Two small children are depicted in red and white tones. Ones has fallen on their hands and knees, facing left, and the other is running toward a parasol on the right. In the center flies a giant insect done in the same color scheme as the children. It may be a hornet or a wasp. The background is gold, and text along the top advertises for Brown’s Arnica Salve to heal cuts, burns, and bruises.
The verso lists everything that Brown’s products can heal.