We do not mind if it rains and wets us through- we are not afraid of anything as we have in our basket the genuine "Fer Bravais" which will preserve us from all illnesses.
- [between 1890 and 1899?]
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Chromolitho trade card with gold border which was probably issued in the late 1890s advertising Fer Bravais which was supposed to cure anaemia, scrofulous diathesis, atonic diarrhoea, diabetes, nervous exhaustion, emaciation. A poster by Adolph L. Willette was issued in 1898 to advertise the same product in France. The card shows a girl in a yellow dress, a boy in a blue sailor suit and a dog under a large, red umbrella sheltering from the rain. There are holly leaves and berries, a snowball and a pine tree with snow on it in the foreground making it look like a Christmas card.