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"His First Suspenders." [sic] / Hires Rootbeer [sic, on verso.] [Trade card.]

view "His First Suspenders." [sic] / Hires Rootbeer [sic, on verso.] [Trade card.] digital asset number 1
Advertiser:
Charles E. Hires Company (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item, 5.1 x 3.0 in
Type:
Advertisements
Trade cards
Place:
Farmington (Me.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date:
1880
1920
Summary:
Front depicts a young boy with red suspenders and a gray hat, standing on a patch of grass. The verso describes how the boy is "robust and healthy" because he drinks root beer. It also mentions the health benefits of drinking root beer without any added drugs such as stimulants or narcotics. Imprint of S.O. Tarbox, / Groceries and Drugs, / Farmington, Me.
Cite as:
Beverages series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Beverages--Advertising
Carbonated beverages
Children in advertising
Health
Drugs, Nonprescription
Patent medicines
Root beer
Pharmacists
Suspenders
Local number:
AC0060-0002311-01.tif (AC Scan, Front)
AC0060-0002311-02.tif (AC Scan, Back)
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Beverages series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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