This advertising (or commercial) card is made of heavy paper and is cream colored. Both sides of the card have text, but the advertisements are for different products. One one side, there is a picture of two roses in pink print with a green stem and leaves on top of a green printed background. The text reads: "Use Barker's [in red ink]/Brazilian Shoe Dressing [in blue ink]/It is the Best - A trial will convince. [red ink]". On the opposite side, there is black printed ink that reads: "For sale by BENKERT & WILSON,/Boots & Shoes,/No. 819 Pennsylvania Ave.,/Washington, D.C." There is a stain on the back. There is a pinhole at the top.
This item was found in Chief Ouray's desk (H.5830.1) in the second drawer.
Guy O. Hammond
This item is from Chief Ouray’s desk (H.5830.1); see Accession File for exact location in the desk. The desk and all of its contents were originally purchased by Guy O. Hammond’s mother at the auction of Ouray’s possessions following his death in 1880. The desk and its contents were in possession of the Hammond family for 70 years, until History Colorado bought them from Guy. O. Hammond of Delta, Colorado. History Colorado was able make the purchase because the El Pomar Foundation of Colorado Springs, whose president at the time was Mrs. Spencer Penrose, donated the necessary money. The items were accessioned on 07/05/1956. See Accession Files for extensive correspondence regarding the acquisition of the desk and its contents.
[OBVERSE] USE BARKER'S BRAZILIAN SHOE DRESSING IT IS THE BEST A TRIAL WILL CONVINCE [REVERSE] FOR SALE BY BENKERT & WILAON BOOTS AND SHOES NO. 819 PENNSYLVANIA AVE WASHINGTON,D.C.//