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trade card, Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Co.
  • United States
  • trade card, Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Co., late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 127 x 76 mm
    Object Height/Width: 5 x 3 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7999

A woman wearing a pink and blue bustle dress stands facing her father. He is wearing a pinstripe suit and has his hands in his pockets. Text at the bottom reads “Preparing for Contingencies.” The man and his daughter are discussing the manners he is cultivating for when she marries.
The verso is a text advertisement for Arbuckles’ Ariosa Coffee by Arbuckle Bros. Coffee Co. of New York City. “No. 51” is at the top of the card, indicating that it may be part of a series.