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trade card, Ricksecker's Perfumes
  • United States
  • trade card, Ricksecker's Perfumes, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 118.5 x 85 mm
    Object Height/Width: 4 11/16 x 3 3/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8074

A clear glass vase holds large red and yellow flowers. In the top right corner of the card is a list of perfumes sold by the company: “Florida Breeze, Martha Washington, Spanish Jessamine, Golden Gate, Edgewood Violets.”
The verso is a text advertisement for products made by Ricksecker. A stamp at the bottom card advertises for the seller, J. G. Northcraft, of Abilene, Kansas.