Polygamy in Trade Cards

69 [Mormon] Simpson Mineral Spring, So. Easton, Mass. A Series of Four Fan-Shaped
Trade Cards, Showing Mormon Polygamy. [No place, ca. 1880s] The cards, cut in the shape of fans, measure approximately 4 x 3 inches each, and are meant to be humorous. Printed in Silver, Pink and Orange. Fine.

The first card show a little Victorian dandy with two ladies, each kneeling and taking one of his hands ; in the next card, he chooses one, takes her in arm while the other runs off; in the third card, the cast-off girl points a gun at her opponent (and one her own head); in the final card he takes both girls in hand under a sign in the background ‘Utah.”

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