Austen’s Forest Flower advertising trade card (late 1800s USA)
Nice image of girl with curls wearing a flower hat. Perfume manufactured in Oswego N.Y, advertising for druggist in Portland Main.
Perfumed with Austen’s Forest Flower Cologne’
Wemple & Company New York Over
On the back, advertising:
W.F. PHILLIPS & CO.
Dealers in Paints, Etc.
134,136,138 Middle St.
Austen’s Forest Flower Cologne ‘The most fashionable Perfume of the day...25 and 75 cents per bottle...Manufactured W.J. Austen Oswego NY
Paper browned in corners, front and back. Crease LL corner.
13 x 8 cm // 5 ⅛” x 3 ⅛”
The New York office of the W. J. Austen & Co., was located at 106 Duane Street, Oswego, New York. It was owned by the druggist, William J. Austen, a manufacturer of perfumery bitters and other related medicinal products. This original trade card was published for the W. J. Austen & Company before the firm was sold or transferred around 1886 to Thomas Kingsford of (T. Kingsford & son, an Oswego Starch Factory that Manufactured Pure and Silver Gloss Starch for Laundry, Corn Starch and Prepared Corn for Culinary Use, incorporated 1848).