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trade card, Hoyt's German Cologne
  • United States
  • trade card, Hoyt's German Cologne, 1883
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 118 x 84 mm
    Object Height/Width: 4 5/8 x 3 5/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8071

Women and children wearing robes stand around a fountain. One of the women holds a naked baby, preparing to wash it in the fountain. Text at the top and bottom of the card reads, “Perfumed with Hoyt’s German Cologne. Fragrant & Lasting. Trial Size 25 Cts. Medium Size 50 Cts. Large Bottles $1.00. E. W. Hoyt & Co. Proprietors, Lowell, Mass.”
The verso is a text advertisement for the product and the seller J. G. Northcraft of Abilene, Kansas.