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trade card, Sherman's Prickly Ash Bitters
  • United States
  • trade card, Sherman's Prickly Ash Bitters, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 105 x 70 mm
    Object Height/Width: 4 1/8 x 2 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8081

A man and woman sit under a tree by the light of a full moon. A woman creeps around the tree in the background. At the top of the card is the slogan, “‘Health is Wealth.’ Use Sherman’s Prickly Ash Bitters.”
The verso is a text advertisement for the product. A stamp at the bottom of the card is an advertisement for a seller of the product, J. G. Northcraft of Abilene, Kansas.