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trade card, Glad Tidings from Solar Tip Shoes
  • United States
  • trade card, Glad Tidings from Solar Tip Shoes, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 151 x 118 mm
    Object Height/Width: 5 15/16 x 4 5/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8060

A group of children lounges and plays around a table. A boy stands on the table and paints or draws the Solar Tip Shoes trademark on the wall. Text across the top reads, “Glad Tidings. ‘Tis Found The Genuine Solar Tip Shoes Will Wear More than 4 Months!!!”
The verso is a text advertisement for the product.