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trade card, roses, reward of merit
  • United States
    Bufford's Print Publishing House, printer
    active 1800s
  • trade card, roses, reward of merit, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 151.5 x 95 mm
    Object Height/Width: 5 15/16 x 3 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7962

The card depicts a bouquet of pink, red, and yellow roses tied together with a blue ribbon. In the bottom right corner is the text: “Reward of Merit. ‘Sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O Union, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate!’ –Longfellow.”