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Again I apologize for missing 2 days. I got sick again – something I unfortunately often do this time of year because of the rather wild swings of temperature and weather we have here in NE Ohio. But here I will make it up to you by giving you not one, not two, not three, but FOUR images today.

These are all Victorian ads with animals in them, from the Library of Congress Digital Collections (Prints and Photographs), which is a great place to hunting for public domain images! (All except the last, which is from Wikimedia Commons.)

First we have a fun image of three frogs trying to get the White Star Coffee logo star. What frogs have to do with coffee, I don’t know, but some Victorian ad man must have thought they would get people to buy it!

Coffee ad with frogs

White Star Coffee ad (c. 1899), printed by U.S. Printing, Cincinnati, Ohio. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs, LOC# LC-USZC2-5738.


Next we have an ad for a play, though whether or not they actually put cows on the stage during performances is debatable. (But it has cows and I love cows, so here it is…)


Poster for a play with a dairy maid and cows

Poster advertising the play “The Dairy Farm” (c. 1899), printed by A.S. Seer Printers. From the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs, LOC #var1081.


Next we have an advertisement for “Thurston, Master Magician, and His Pets”. He must have a menagerie for his show! Apparently, Seigfreid and Roy were not the first famous magicians to use lions in their shows!


Magician poster showing a variety of animals

Poster for a magic show, “Thurston, Master Magician, and His Pets” (c. 1898), by Otis Lithograph Co., Cleveland, Ohio. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs, LOC# LC-USZC4-13473.

And finally, we have a graphic I have actually featured before, but it has been over two years and I think these very cute cats deserve to be highlighted again:

Hood's Sarsparilla Ad

Postcard ad for Hood’s Sarsparilla (sic), (1888). From Wikimedia Commons.


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Enjoy, and peace,


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Love the frogs, thank you

August 29th, 2013 at 22:21 (10:21 pm)

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