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trade card, The Alden Fruit Vinegar
  • United States
    Donaldson Brothers, printer
    active 1872–1891
  • trade card, The Alden Fruit Vinegar, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New York, New York, United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 128 x 76.5 mm
    Object Height/Width: 5 1/16 x 3 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8077

A Black man attempts to climb over a wooden fence. A dog chases him and bites the seat of his pants. The man is holding eggs in a hat. Chickens look out from a small wooden lean-to by the fence.
The verso is a stamped advertisement for a seller of the product: “E. C. Dobson, Dealer in Staple & Fancy Groceries, Cedar Street, Abilene, Kans.”