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trade card, Horsford's Acid Phosphate
  • United States
  • trade card, Horsford's Acid Phosphate, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 126 x 80 mm
    Object Height/Width: 4 15/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8106

This card depicts a child wearing a red cap and dress. She is also wearing a necklace which spells out, “Horsford’s Acid Phosphate” in beads. The card is captioned, “Horsford’s Acid Phosphate for Mental & Physical Exhaustion, Dyspepsia &c. It Makes a Delicious Drink with Water & Sugar Only, Rumford Chemical Works. Providence, R. I.”
The verso is a text advertisement for the product, which is sold by D. G. Smith, Abilene, Kansas.