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trade card, scientist writing in a book
  • United States
  • trade card, scientist writing in a book, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 66.5 x 111 mm
    Object Height/Width: 2 5/8 x 4 3/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8051

An old man with a long white beard and wearing purple robes sits at a table and writes in a large book with a feather quill. A table full of beakers, test tubes, and other chemistry equipment is in front of him. The verso is a text advertisement for S. T. Suit’s Standard Whiskies for the Drug Trade as well as testimonies from medical doctors.