Monday, May 20, 2013

Improved Perforated Bellodonna Plaster - Trade Card Advertisement


This is a trade card for Improved Perforated Bellodonna Plaster.  It is the cures for many illnesses.  The front of the card has a charming illustration of 3 children, 2 girls and a boy.  Love the girls bonnets, aprons and Mary Jane style of shoes.

  Mitchell was born in 1837 and is the PIONEER OF PLASTER

Made at Novelty Plaster Works in Lowell, Mass at 25 cents and sold at drug stores everywhere.  The bust of the man is of Mitchell and photo was done in 1864.  I would guess this trade card is from 1870 to 1890.
Back of the trade card.t
Front of the card


1 comment:

Louise Sanchez HerbsCraftsGifts said...

It is amazing how educational these trade cards are today - when I suspect they were advertising back then. Love your blog Judy.

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