Fred Lavy writes:
My Favorite Card: 1872
Liniment for Man and Beast
“Here’s a scan of one of my favorite advertising trade cards.
I love these anthropomorphic images.”
This “Doctor Roan” image and rhyme both cleverly combine Man and Beast:
“This is old Doctor Roan
You may let him alone
For knowing what’s good for diseased
flesh and bone.” (Act of Congress, 1872. Clay, Cosack & Co., Buffalo, N.Y.)
My first “favorite” was of monkeys in a barber shop.
Next I had to obtain all the Bon Marché veggie people images.”
– Collector Fred Lavy