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trade card, Oyster Bay
  • United States
  • trade card, Oyster Bay, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 127.5 x 76 mm
    Object Height/Width: 5 x 3 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7998

This card shows two men visible from the shoulders up selling oysters from a booth. A man wearing all blue and carrying a small club is on his hands and knees on top of the booth. A bright full moon shines in the background.
The verso is a text advertisement for the play “Skipped by the Light of the Moon” as performed by Fowler and Warmington’s theater company.