Trade Card for Hood's Vegetable Pills, C.I. Hood & Co., 1888-1900

Summary

In the late 19th century, trade cards were a major means of advertising goods and services. Patent medicine producer, C.I. Hood & Co., had its own advertising department, creating cookbooks, calendars, and, most abundantly, trade cards. This trade card for Hood's Vegetable Pills features a riddle and instructs the viewer to hold the card to a light to reveal the answer in the stars.

In the late 19th century, trade cards were a major means of advertising goods and services. Patent medicine producer, C.I. Hood & Co., had its own advertising department, creating cookbooks, calendars, and, most abundantly, trade cards. This trade card for Hood's Vegetable Pills features a riddle and instructs the viewer to hold the card to a light to reveal the answer in the stars.

Artifact

Trade card

Date Made

1888-1900

Subject Date

1888-1900

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.0.541.303

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.625 in

Width: 5.25 in