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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: 75 x 122 mm
    Object Height/Width: 2 15/16 x 4 13/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8075

A child wearing blue robes plays on clouds above farmland. She is wearing a cape and carries a scepter. In the top left corner of the card is a list of the 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 on the right side of the card advertises for the seller, J. G. Northcraft, of Abilene, Kansas.