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trade card, Red Star Cough Cure
  • United States
    Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann, printer
    active 1874–circa 1910
  • trade card, Red Star Cough Cure, circa 1885
  • Where object was made: New York, New York, United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 128 x 76 mm
    Object Height/Width: 5 1/16 x 3 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7997

This card depicts a person standing in a forest and dressed in a white tunic with a red star on the chest, tights, and shoes with leg straps. He or she is wearing a purple cloak and carrying a sword. Text at the bottom advertises for Red Star Cough Cure.
The verso is text with testaments from men and medical doctors about the medicine.