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Gobey Laxative Syrup

1930?  Three leaflets in a series advertising Sirop Laxatif Gobey, each offering a colored image and an image to color.  2P, OF, and TMCM.  Signed “P.K d’A.”  Paste-over indicating either producer or distributor: Labunis, S.A., in Brussels.  $7 each from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne Ricouart, France, Sept., '20.

It is easy to find Gobey laxatives on the web and many humorous cards they produced for their laxative syrup, meant particularly for children, young women, and older people.  These cards to color do not show up among them.  For me, the best of these three is the one that a young hand started to imitate but got only as far as some orange and a very little bit of brown.  The coloration and facial expressions are particularly well done in this colored scene.