I came across a web site that said a person would run, walk, jump, skip, dance, and or hop their way the equivalent of four times around the earth in his or her lifetime. I’m not sure if this is true, but it points out we should take care of our feet; something the man on this Victorian trade card evidently didn’t do. Ouch is right!
Early Use of Music In Advertising
This Victorian trade card for Mennen’s Sure Corn Killer advertised a patent medicine for corns, bunions, and warts introduced by a 23 year old Newark, NJ pharmacist named Gerhard Mennen in 1878. What I found interesting was that Gerhard Mennen advertised his Sure Corn Killer by driving a singing black banjo player about town on a horse and wagon.
More great Victorian trade cards, with great graphics, can be found in my store.
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