‘If I am Darwin’s Grandpapa, / it follows don’t you see, / that what is good for man and beast, / is doubly good for me.’
A trade card, approx. 80 x 135, chromolithographic image to recto showing an ape with a bottle of Merchant’s Gargling Oil, plaudit for the oil printed at top right of image, advertising text to verso for Pruyne’s Champion Oil Paste, VG.
A nice example of the use of the Darwinian theory of evolution in advertising.
Author [Darwin. Trade card.]
Date N.d. c. 1890s
Publisher The Courier Lith. Co., Buffalo, N.Y.
Condition See description