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trade card, Allen's Lung Balsam
  • United States
    A. B. Seeley, printer
    active 1800s
  • trade card, Allen's Lung Balsam, 1882
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 108 x 76 mm
    Object Height/Width: 4 1/4 x 3 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8046

Two children are playing dress up. One is wearing a short white tunic and a fez, and the other is wearing a large fur-lined coat a large hat. Text across the top reads "'Poor Little Fellows.' When they wake up in the night with croup, the doctor is not always to be had. For that emergency there is no remedy as good to have at hand as Allen’s Lung Balsam."
The verso is a text advertisement for a variety of medicines made by the company and the sicknesses they combat.