Probable WW Denslow Trade Card Baker & Hayes ~1883 Flower Border (Roses)

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Here is an original trade card that I believe is by Oz illustrator W W Denslow, advertising “Garland Stoves”. The card is marked with the Baker & Hayes B&H lithographer’s mark. Denslow provided art for other Baker & Hayes cards with this mark, ca 1883 (Greene & Hearn, p. 14). (Also see my article in the Spring 2015 Baum Bugle for more info on Denslow’s trade cards.) The card bears an elaborate floral border that is consistent with Denslow’s early work, as he was experienced in horticultural renderings. In the background is a nautical scene.

Card in very good condition, with some discoloration on back. One of a set of 4; I do have one other in the set listed separately.