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trade card, My Mamma
  • United States
    Sarony, Major, & Knapp, printer
    active circa 1846–1892
  • trade card, My Mamma, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New York, New York, United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 124 x 108.5 mm
    Object Height/Width: 4 7/8 x 4 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8092

A child hugs her mother around the neck from behind. The mother is knitting and holds a basket of yarn in her lap. A cat rubs against the mother and daughter.
The verso is a text advertisement for Dr. D. Jayne’s Expectorant, Tonic Vermifuge, and Alternative. Stamped text at the bottom is an advertisement for a seller of these products: Barnes & Northcraft of Abilene, Kansas.