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trade card, Woolson Spice Co.
  • United States
    Cosack & Company, printer
  • trade card, Woolson Spice Co., late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Buffalo, New York, United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 127.5 x 127 mm
    Object Height/Width: 5 x 5 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.8146

This card can be viewed diagonally rather than strictly as a rectangle or square. Santa Claus is holding a sack over his shoulder and is venturing down a chimney. His sleigh, reindeer, and an evergreen tree are in the background. In the bottom left corner is a pile of toys. A ribbon winds around a chimney and conveys holiday sentiments: “The Woolson Spice Co. wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
The verso is an advertisement for Lion Coffee as manufactured by the Woolson Spice Co. of Toledo, Ohio.