TRADE CARD FOR DR. BICKNELL'S SYRUP, THE GREAT CHOLERA REMEDY ... Prepared only by Edward Sutton, Providence, R.I. 11 month 1865.
by Sutton, Edward and Abraham Lincoln
New York: Demas Barnes & Co., General Agent, 1865. Original document. Good . Mounted on the recto is an albumen print of a scene at Abraham Lincoln's funeral, showing a casket with the name "Lincoln," a grieving woman, two lighted candles, a Union soldier crying, a scout in buckskin, and a small view of the interior of the church where services were held. On the verso is a detailed promotional text for the cholera remedy, including a long testimonial by one Benjamin Hall, wholesale dealer in flour and groceries. Faint corner stain. Image measures 2" x 3-1/8". Card measures 2.5" x 4".
The Huntington Library has a different exploitative card, featuring Lincoln and Tad at the center of a promotion for Dr. Bucknell's Syrup.
(Inventory #: 040294)
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