1893 "Decoration Day" Trading Card (Memorial Day, Black Americana). McLaughlins XXXX Coffee.

1893 "Decoration Day" Trading Card (Memorial Day, Black Americana)

Chicago, IL: McLaughlins XXXX Coffee, (c. 1893). Circa 1893 date from verso which reads "Chicago Gets the Fair. You Get XXXX Coffee." most likely in reference to the World's Columbian Exposition, a world's fair held in Chicago during 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World. Chromolithographed trading card, 6-7/8 x 5-1/5 inches wide, with "Decoration Day" (now Memorial Day) printed in lower left corner and "In Memor. of Our Departed Heros" in a memorial to the right of the baby's blue colored soldiers hat, "Shober & Carqueville Lith. Co. Chicago" (active 1876-1896) printed at lower right corner. Card with some wear, creases and wrinkles, a 1/4 inch closed tear to top edge and a 1/2 inch closed tear to right edge ; some toning and scuffs to verso. Good. Item #3092

An uncommon and bright 19th century trading card, having obvious symbolism honoring the soldiers who died in the American Civil War.

Price: $125.00 CAD  other currencies

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