1891 Advertising Rainy Day Puzzle C. I. Hood & Co. Sarsparilla Owl & Auto Race
Antique 19th c. C. I. Hood’s Sarsaparilla Rainy Day Puzzle.
Lowell, Mass.: C. I. Hood & Co., 1891. Chromolithograph
Victorian 2-sided puzzle with box top (missing box, only includes the top). HOOD'S OWLS: A Word to the Wise Take Hood's Sarsaparilla. A puzzle was acquired by mailing in a trade-mark from any Hood's products and 10 one-cent stamps to C.I. Hood Co., Lowell, MA
"Advertising in the form of puzzles, came into fashion in the late 19th century. Popular medicine manufacturer C. I. Hood was one of the most prolific producers, as well as the first U.S. firm to use die-cut, curved, and interlocking cardboard puzzle pieces. The firm issued several variant editions of Rainy Day into the 20th century. Each puzzle was accompanied by a brochure promoting the tonic’s effectiveness in curing a range of diseases and medical conditions." (source: https://ephemeraonline.librarycompany.org)
15" x 10"
AS-IS. Wear appropriate to age and material. Surface is very worn on Sarsparilla side, more so than on auto race side.