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trade card, train runs daily—Sundays excepted
  • United States
    Wm. B. Burford, printer
    active 1875–1993
  • trade card, train runs daily—Sundays excepted, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 76 x 125 mm
    Object Height/Width: 3 x 4 15/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8017

A train pulls into Porkville station, eagerly awaited by two anthropomorphic pigs. The boxcars are each labelled with state names: Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Kentucky, and California. Text across the top of the train advertises 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.