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About this Item: [TWAIN, MARK] [Clemens, S. L.] Woolson Spice Co.[makers of Lion Coffee] SHADOW PICTURE OF MARKTWAIN. Toledo, Ohio: Woolson Spice Co., 1895.Advertising trade card consisting of a floraldecorated card with instructions and pattern onback. When cut out, it creates a silhouette ofMark Twain. This card is uncut and in finecondition; these cards are often found cut out orremoved from Victorian scrapbooks, and encrustedwith glue residue. This series of shadow cardsissued by Lion Coffee included at least twentyfamous people of the nineteenth century includingBismarck, the Prince of Wales, Buffalo Bill,Napoleon, General Grant, Mrs. Grover Cleveland,Mrs. James A. Garfield, H. B. Stowe, Longfellow,Bryant, and Martha Washington. Copyrighted 1895,with a premium offer described that expired onJanuary 1, 1896. This well-known card, one of themore unusual trade cards to feature Twain duringhis lifetime, is pictured in Welland's THE LIFEAND TIMES OF MARK TWAIN, p. 143. Seller Inventory # 12553

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