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trade card, Alden Fruit Vinegar
  • United States
  • trade card, Alden Fruit Vinegar, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 54 x 159 mm
    Object Height/Width: 2 1/8 x 6 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8115

A dog with explosives, possibly fireworks, tied to its tail runs away from two boys. A small group of people and a man firing a cannon are in the background. Text at the bottom reads: “July. ‘Use the Alden Fruit Vinegar.’”
The verso is a text advertisement for the product which is sold by Asher & Nottorf of Abilene, Kansas.