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Lot of Six J.C. Ayer & Co. Advertising Trade Cards

c. 1870s "AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL," Lot of Six Advertising Trade Cards, J.C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, MA, Choice Extremely Fine to Mint.

Beautiful examples of 19th-century color lithograph ad cards, approx. 4.75" x 2.5" each. Six different images, all with advertising text printed on the verso.

1. A key example is an image of a young girl in bed with her doll, and holding aloft a sprig of cherries--very enchanting. Other titles include:

2. "AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL": A young girl with flowers watches two birds eating cherries on a tree branch.

3. "AYER'S AGUE CURE": A log cabin on a lake front, and an alligator with frogs.

4. "THE FIGHT FOR THE STANDARD": A battle scene between two soldiers on horseback, one carrying a red, white, and blue banner printed with "Ayer's Pills."

5. "AYER'S SARSAPARILLA": ["The Deacon"], featuring a bespectacled man in gold and red lounging jacket, holding a bottle, while his wife leans on his shoulder.

6. "AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL," featuring a maiden picking cherries in a grassy field. A few cards have very minor toning and staining, and three with mounting remnants and/or scraped ad copy on verso.

(6 ad cards)
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