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trade card, Van Stan's Stratena Cement
  • United States
  • trade card, Van Stan's Stratena Cement, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 69.5 x 110 mm
    Object Height/Width: 2 3/4 x 4 5/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8037

This card depicts the silhouettes of a man, woman, and child. The man is stuck to the rocking chair and the child dances with glee in the background. Text across the top of the card reads “Beware of fraud! All genuine has full name blown in bottle. ‘Van Stan’s Stratena.’”
The verso is an advertisement for the product. It is sold by druggists and may be used to repair a variety of products. The company is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.