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trade card, Rising Sun Stove Polish
  • United States
    Donaldson Brothers, printer
    active 1872–1891
  • trade card, Rising Sun Stove Polish, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: New York, New York, United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 169 x 146 mm
    Object Height/Width: 6 5/8 x 5 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8123

This card has two images, one above the other. They are comparisons of a family which has and has not used Rising Sun Stove Polish. The top image portrays a man yelling at his wife. Stove polish is on the maid’s hands and on the floor. The image on the bottom portrays the family sitting happily at a table.
The verso is an advertisement for the product. On one side is an acrostic of Rising Sung Stove Polish and on the other is a trademark image. The product is manufactured by the Morse Brothers in Canton, Massachusetts.