Advertising lithograph for Rising Sun Stove Polish showing two different before and after scenes of African-Americans not using vs. using Rising Sun Stove Polish; Lithograph by Mayer, Merkel & Ottomann, NY

Rising Sun Stove Polish: (Canton, Mass.), (1880s-1890s?). Item #99-5936

Advertising "card" with two lithographs on one side and advertising on the other, 5.5 x 3.25" and expands to 5.5 x 6.5". Light creasing and soiling, tiny tears at fold tips else good condition. Colors bright and sharp. The before image shows the effects of using the wrong stove polish; the parents, child and cat are being overwhelmed by the fumes..."See Here Pompey, Date Paste Polish Am No Good De Smell Am So Bad, Run You Right Away and Fetch Me De Rising Sun, Dat Will Make Me Glad". The after image shows the happy family (with perhaps the exception of the cat) looking at their reflections in the stove..."I Say Snow Flake, Dat Stove Was Blacked With Rising Sun. Did You Eber See De Like?"

Price: $35.00

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