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trade card, Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
  • United States
  • trade card, Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 65 x 120 mm
    Object Height/Width: 2 9/16 x 4 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8029

A girl wearing a red dress and white coat stands on the left side of the card. She is standing under a cherry tree, holding flowers in her hand, and watching birds peck at cherries. A house is in the background. Text in the center of the card reads “Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral for the cure of Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Croup, Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, and Consumption.” Text at the bottom states that the product is prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer and Co., Lowell, Mass, U. S. A.
The verso is a text advertisement for the product. The heading is “A Friend in Need.”