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trade card, Jersey Lily Complexion Powder
  • United States
  • trade card, Jersey Lily Complexion Powder, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 113 x 75 mm
    Object Height/Width: 4 7/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • On view: Long Ellis Gallery, 315, E1
  • 1928.8041
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Description
Exhibitions

A blue and white vase holds leafy white and pink flowers. Some blossoms are on a flat surface beside the vase. Text on the bottom reads “Use the Jersey Lily Complexion Powder, ‘Tis a perfect Skin-purifier.”
The verso is an advertisement for Brown’s products, including pepsin tonic, arnica salve, and sarsaparilla and dandelion with iodide potassium.