Trade Card, Advertisement for McLaughlin’s Coffee from the Children’s Scenes and Life Series, ca. 1892

Horizontal rectangle. Scene of a group of children; a boy and girl seated on turned wooden stools playing checkers while two other girls watch. Their play area is atop a green carpet with blue border. The interior space is divided into two planes: a flat mushroom brown color for the floor and a pale mustard yellow to indicate the walls. The children all have fair complexions and are neatly scrubbed wearing gowns and pinafores, while the boy wears yellow knee breeches, a white shirt with yellow bow, and matching boots. The girl at right carries a doll wearing a red dress.

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