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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: 70.5 x 108 mm
    Object Height/Width: 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8052

Two boys pull away from each other, the tails of their coats having been stuck together. A third person looks on and laughs, saying “Ha! Ha! Ha! No use Boys!! Been sitting in Van Stan’s Stratena, Ha! Ha!! Ha!!!” The phrase “All Genuine Has the Full Name Blown in the Bottle” is across the top of the card.