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#02 Barker’s Liniment Poster

Early, turn of the Century poster from the Barker, Moore, and Mein Company of Philadelphia, The makers of Barker’s Horse & Cattle Powder and Barker’s Liniment. This lithograph features a joy ride in one of the first automobiles made in America, c1900 and was produced contemporary to that time. The back of the auto has four nattily dressed young ladies sitting on a bed of hay. Perhaps this is the first “Hay ride”? The older gentleman driving them has a knowing smirk on his face, but we don’t know the reason. The chickens in the foreground barely escape the spinning wheels while the horses in the pasture look on placidly. The condition is near mint, as I can see no flaws. It is currently triple matted and in a fantastic carved frame. The framing job alone would cost you $500 today. Back in the 1960’s, this poster was reproduced and decoupaged onto slatted wooden boards and sold extensively in the U. S. You can probably find one of those offered on the internet today. Original examples, such as this, are few and far between. This being the nicest example I’ve ever seen and the first example I have ever offered or recorded. 26”x 31” framed size. See photos of the framing on the website.