Friday, April 12, 2013

Toll House. No, not the cookies.

Here is a curious little patent medicine trade card:

If you magnify things a bit more you start to see all sorts of hidden images in the artwork:
In the lower left hand corner I am seeing a Lady, two horses, a cow and a bird.

Seems like good clean, low tech fun.  So that's what people did before television and smart phones!  Flip the card over and you can find a list of all the things you should be looking for.  Lets see...
Sorry 'bout slopping over the margains, I must have been distracted by the glaring announcement of THE SEXUAL SYSTEM AND ITS DERANGEMENTS.  Wonder how they 'splained that to the kiddies engaged in the 19th century equivalent of "Where's Waldo"?

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