Victorian Trade Card - Bell Soap - Rumbaugh & Chapman, Boots and Shoes, Ravenna, Ohio
This is an original Victorian trade card from "Rumbaugh and Chapman, Dealers in Boots and Shoes", from Ravenna, Ohio. It was printed by the Courier Lithograph Co. of Buffalo, New York and shows a girl with a box of R. W. Bell & Co. Soap, a Native American boy with a toy horse, and two boys dressed as frontiersmen washing a buffalo with the soap.
The rhyme printed on it reads:
"4. Now see this burly bison
Who's break the strongest rope
He quiet as a lamb remains
When rubbed with buffalo soap.
The back includes details for the shoe store.
It measures 5 x 3 inches and is in nice condition, mild wear and a couple of spots of foxing visible.
Please note that the images include our watermark, you will receive the original trade card, which of course has no watermark. It will be shipped in a stiff mailer for protection.