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trade card, Rich Mikado Cologne
  • United States
  • trade card, Rich Mikado Cologne, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 147 x 95 mm
    Object Height/Width: 5 13/16 x 3 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8090

A barefoot woman walks through a forest. She holds her apron in one hand and a rope of leaves or flowers around the other. In the bottom right corner of the card is an advertisement: “Try Rich Mikado Cologne prepared only by Fleming Bros. Pittsburgh, PA. Price 25₵.”
The verso is a text advertisement for Dr. C. McLane’s Celebrated Vermifuge made by the Fleming Brothers of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the bottom of the card is an advertisement for a seller of the product: “Barnes & Northcraft, Pure Drugs & Toilet Articles. 204 North Cedar St. Abilene, Kan.”