Victorian Trade Card - Wood Tag Plug Tobacco - Ashbrook & Turnipseed, Augusta, Ohio
This is an original Victorian trade card for H.A.H. & Co. Garden City Wood Tag Plug Tobacco of Chicago, compliments of Ashbrook & Turnipseed dry goods dealers of Augusta, Ohio. It features a child with a ruffled top and a jaunty feathered hat, plus the advertisements for the tobacco. On the lower edge it is marked "Gies & Co. Buffalo NY".
The back advertises the tobacco with specific notes of "Chew Fruit Cake Wood Tag Plug Tobacco" and "Smoke Hersey's Fine Navy Smoking Tobacco". The advertisement for Ashbrook & Turnipseed of Augusta, Ohio notes that they are dealers in "Dry Goods, Staple & Fancy Groceries, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Queensware, Clothing, Women's Fine Shoes and Fine Dress Goode [sic.] a Specialty. General Depot for Butter and Eggs."
It measures 3 x 5 inches and is in good condition. The front colors are still fairly bright though a little washed out with age. The back is clean and crisp. Slight wear at corners.
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.