Allen's Root Beer, Lowell, Massachusetts. Antique Lithographed Victorian Advertising Trade Card. Shows a charming scene of woman in a garden, at her feet a large planter and a bird; she's using a large leaf for a sunshade. Copyright 1882; printed by Major & Knapp Lith., New York. Back has advertising text: "Do not drink ice water! ... Allen's Beer Extract makes a splendid drink for children. ... One bottle will make 6 gallons of Beer. Just the thing for the Hay Field, Shop, or table. Prepared only by C.E. Carter, Pharmacist, Lowell, Mass." Measures 2-5/8 by 4-1/2 inches. Lightly creased along lower left edge; back is yellowed.
This item is an original card from a late-nineteenth century scrapbook. The image, printed by color lithography, is a chromolithograph, or "chromo."
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