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trade card, the hog circus
  • United States
    Wm. B. Burford, printer
    active 1875–1993
  • trade card, the hog circus, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 76 x 124 mm
    Object Height/Width: 3 x 4 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8015

This card depicts anthropomorphic pigs participating in a circus. One is swinging on a trapeze, two are balancing, and two are addressing the crowd. Boxes in the circus ring advertise for “Haas Hog and Poultry Remedy.”
The verso is a text advertisement to farmers for the hog and poultry medicine made by Jos. (Joseph) Haas. The remedy is intended to prevent death and disease.