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trade card, Horsfords Acid Phosphate
  • United States
    Sarony, Major, & Knapp, printer
    active circa 1846–1892
  • trade card, Horsfords Acid Phosphate, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New York, New York, United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 119 x 79.5 mm
    Object Height/Width: 4 11/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7968

A baby is wearing a white dress and a white bonnet with a pink ribbon. Pink text at the top reads: “Horsfords Acid Phosphate for Mental & Physical Exhaustion, Dyspepsia, & c” in all caps. Pink text at the bottom reads “It Makes a Delicious Drink with Water & Sugar Only” in all caps.
The verso is a text advertisement for the acid phosphate. And enumerates its benefits and uses. It is manufactured at Rumford Chemical Works, Providence, R. I. (Rhode Island).