Sunflower Mania

This flower became an emblem of good taste in the 1880s.

By Nancy Rutman

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An oversized sunflower is used on this 1880s trade card advertising Mrs. Potts Cold Handle Sad Irons, which makes fun of a popular Aesthetic turn of phrase:
"Isn't it too-too? I will buy two and you can buy two-too."

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