# 38957

CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP COMPANY

Circus animals : puzzle pictures for boys and girls

$125.00 AUD

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California : California Fig Syrup Co., [ca. 1900]. Duodecimo, illustrated wrappers (featuring circus animals including a kangaroo), pp. 12, illustrated, a fine copy.

‘Ephemeral item promoting California Fig Syrup a laxative of children. Each of the nine animals, including the kangaroo is described and pictured. In order to win a free bottle of fig syrup contestants were asked to identify hidden animals in each picture and complete the game card and return by mail. Kangaroos were known widely throughout America at this this through their appearance in circuses.’ – Trove