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Brainerd & Armstrong spool silk trade card
  • unknown maker from the United States
  • Brainerd & Armstrong spool silk trade card, circa 1880s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromolithograph
  • Paper Type: heavyweight wove, thin cardstock
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 118 x 67 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 4 5/8 x 2 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 120 x 70 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.4111

Small child standing in large lily; bird and nest with eggs below; gold background. Scene with bird, nest and grasses in bottom center and right, tall grasses and calla lily stem at left with nude pixie bearing thread spool climbing into flower cup. Verse at upper right quadrant, and company name along top and again at foot. Metallic gold background.