Farm machinery was one of America's most important products during the late 1800s, for both domestic and foreign trade. Competition was keen among the various manufacturers, and this resulted in trade cards advertising farm machinery being among the most beautiful and elaborate ever produced.

This example, advertising Walter A. Wood machines, uses the images of a boxer, a ballerina and a baby to stress the strength, lightness and simplicity of the illustrated horsedrawn mower.

Printed by The Hughes Litho. Co., Chicago, this card is shown at seventy percent of its actual size.