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trade card, Prickly Ash Bitters
  • United States
    A. Gast & Co., printer
    active 1866–1885
  • trade card, Prickly Ash Bitters, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 119 x 84 mm
    Object Height/Width: 4 11/16 x 3 5/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8080

A woman wearing green robes bends at the waist and sips from a small glass of bitters. A man kneels in front of her, presenting a tray holding a bottle of the product. In the top left corner of the card is an advertisement reading: “Prickly Ash Bitters. A Remedy for All Diseases of the Liver, Kidneys, Stomach & Bowels.”
The verso is an advertisement for the product. The proprietors of Prickly Ash Bitters Co. are located in St. Louis and Kansas City, MO. A stamp at the bottom of the card has been partially obscured by tape and adhesives. The stamp was for a seller of the product located in Abilene, Kansas.