Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Advertising Card with an Owl

Found in an antique mall in Morgantown, West Virginia: an ad card for Boraxine brand soap, copyrighted 1884 by J. D. Larkin & Co. of Buffalo, N.Y. The front of the card features an owl on a nest with three eggs in the foreground and a quaint village scene in the background. The owl is identified simply as a "Brown Owl;" to my eyes, it most closely resembles a Barred Owl. The back of the card reads:

* * * USE * * *

"IDEAL" WHITE SOAP

for any and all purposes.

* * * * * * *

A Fine Silver-Plated Tea Spoon

GRATIS WITH EACH BAR.

Try getting anything for free today! This card, which was handed out for free in it's day, cost me $3.00, which I thought was reasonable.

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