Checker board

Object Number: 
2000.511
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
overall (open): 14 x 13 3/4 in. ( 35.6 x 34.9 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on each red square: "GOLD MEDAL/ IS THE BEST" lithographed: around the checks: "A LITTLE GOLD MEDAL DISSOLVED IN A GLASS OF WATER RELIEVES/ AND CURES DYSPEPSIA, SOUR STOMACH AND HEADACHE/ NEVER BE WITHOUT GOLD MEDAL OR TAKE/ AND OTHER IF YO
Description: 
Bi-fold, paper covered, advertising checker board; interior of the board printed with red and black squares; each red square printed with a gold Indian head coin inscribed, "GOLD MEDAL/ IS THE BEST"; border around the squares printed with eight uses for "Gold Medal Soda Saleratus" and the brand and company name; one side of the reverse of the board printed with the gold Indian head coin, the other printed with a young girl in Victorian costume.
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group