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trade card, Van Stan's
  • United States
  • trade card, Van Stan's, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: folded 99 x 82 mm
    Object Height/Width: unfolded 139 x 82 mm
    Object Height/Width: folded 3 7/8 x 3 1/4 in
    Object Height/Width: unfolded 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8134

This card is an advertisement for two Van Stan’s products: Van Stan’s Stratena (cement) and Van Stan’s Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil. The scenes depicted are in shades of blue and white while the background is a metallic gold. It is a two-sided card with a folded flap at the top. On one side are two women and children speaking about repairing a vase with the stratena. On the other side are two men and a woman discussing the benefits of cod liver oil.