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trade card, Brown's Iron Bitters
  • United States
  • trade card, Brown's Iron Bitters, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 114 x 78.5 mm
    Object Height/Width: 4 1/2 x 3 1/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8009

A woman wearing a pink and green patterned dress with a red petticoat and white apron sits and holds a bucket. Text across the top advertises for “Brown’s Iron Bitters: The Best Tonic.” In the bottom right corner of the card are the words “Mrs. Langtry the Jersey Lily.”
The verso is a text advertisement for the product. It lists the particular benefits of this medicine for women. The tonic is manufactured by Brown Chemical Co., Baltimore.