Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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trade card, blue bird
  • United States
  • trade card, blue bird, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph, embossing
  • Object Height/Width: 128 x 83 mm
    Object Height/Width: 5 1/16 x 3 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8012

A bird with blue, black, and white feathers is standing on a thorny branch. The bib, or underside of the chin, is a mix between orange and yellow. Fingered leaves grow all along the branch. The background is a metallic gold.