Trade Card for Ayer's Products, Weather and Medicine Signals for Daily Reference, 1886

Summary

These weather signal flags are in the company of a dancing troupe of anthropomorphic Ayer's cherry cough syrup bottles. The flags signal "cold wave coming," "storm approaching," and temperature changes as patterns that are similar to the common cold and flu. The reverse tells us that our body, like the weather, can be read by its warning systems.

These weather signal flags are in the company of a dancing troupe of anthropomorphic Ayer's cherry cough syrup bottles. The flags signal "cold wave coming," "storm approaching," and temperature changes as patterns that are similar to the common cold and flu. The reverse tells us that our body, like the weather, can be read by its warning systems.

Artifact

Trade card (Advertising)

Date Made

1886

Subject Date

1886

Creators

Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co. 

Place of Creation

United States, Massachusetts, Lowell 

Creator Notes

Advertised product made by Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Massachusetts.

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.0.541.537

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3 in

Width: 5 in

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