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