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trade card, Austen's Forest Flower Cologne
  • United States
  • trade card, Austen's Forest Flower Cologne, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 112 x 71 mm
    Object Height/Width: 4 7/16 x 2 13/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8070
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Description

This card depicts a barefoot woman adorned with garlands of flowers. Text at the top and bottom of the card reads, “Perfumed with Austen’s Forest Flower Cologne. W. J. Austen & Co. Oswego, N. Y.”
The verso is a text advertisement for a druggist with the last name Curtiss located in Abilene, Kansas. An advertisement for the product is also on the card.