Few Victorian trade cards feature insects such as these two ladybugs munching away on aphids, perhaps, while a bird of unknown identity hovers nearby (maybe giving some thought to munching on ladybugs).
The pronounced blues of the bachelor button flower both focus and illuminate this design.
Now the site of a large skyscraper, Wm. Faber & Sons location on Chestnut St. was just a few hundred feet from Philadelphia's Independence Hall.
<<Favorite flower from the 19th century, meet a song salute to your beauty from the 21st century. >>
Cool season beauties, Pansies grace this advertising card.
The "fine print" to your right is typical of "testimonials" that were frequently used to endorse Victorian era drugs.
Note the horseshoe on your right is positioned superstitiously upward to "hold the luck in it."
Woolson Spice Co. brings us this captivating arrangement.
Bowls of Lilies and "mystery flowers" were the reward cards given out to customers of C.E. Sabin in Centreville, MI.
According to the Antique Prints Blog https://goo.gl/rMBWor chromolithography described a printing process that used several colors instead of a limited small number. "French Chromo." probably was a salute to "French style" chromolithographs, which looked like watercolors.
Roses were a favorite flower of Galleries namesake Earl J. Arnold and his first wife, Pansy Clow Arnold.