(3 3/4 x 5 In) This is an original antique McLaughlin's Coffee trade card from the 1800s. It shows a baby in a stocking cap smoking a Cuban or "West Indies" cigar.
"Coffee is a vegetable fiber containing oil known as caffeine. This oil makes the taste and smell of coffee and evaporates quickly after the coffee is roasted. When the oil has evaporated nothing remains but a woody substance. The glazing on XXXX seals the pores of coffee and prevents the oil from evaporating. If you wish to buy coffee, buy XXXX which is glazed. If you want to buy wood, ask for an unglazed coffee that has lost most of the oil. W. F. McLAUGHLIN & COMPANY- CHICAGO. One of these cards in every package."
The card is in GOOD condition, wear at the edges, blunted corner tips, a few small stains, some glue residue on the back side.
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