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trade card, Mikado Cologne
  • United States
  • trade card, Mikado Cologne, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 127 x 88 mm
    Object Height/Width: 5 x 3 7/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8073

A child rests her face on a white and pink muff (hand warmer). Holly branches are on the lower half of the card. Text across the bottom reads “Sweetest Flowers combine in Mikado Cologne, Prepared by Fleming Bros., Pittsburgh, PA. Only 25 cents.”
The verso is an advertisement for Dr. C. McLane’s Celebrated Liver Pills which cure sick headaches, biliousness, and liver complaints. The seller is Barnes & Northcraft of 204 North Cedar St., Abilene, Kansas.