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trade card, Thermaline
  • United States
  • trade card, Thermaline, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 122 x 83 mm
    Object Height/Width: 4 13/16 x 3 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8048
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Description

A bouquet of flowers is the centerpiece of this card. There is a pink rose and blue, white, purple, and red flowers. The border is a mix of patterns with blue dots, yellow and white triangles, and blue scallops. The outermost border is black.
The verso is a text advertisement for Thermaline, a tonic remedy for chills, fever, ague, and malarial diseases. It is a medicine which can cure many types of illness. The manufacturers are Dundas Dick & Co, located at 35 & 37 Wooster Street, New York City. A stamp in red ink at the bottom of the card states that this card is presented by Heironimus & Co., Druggists, N. E. Cor. Gilmore and Lexington Sts., Baltimore, Maryland.