Créations pour déjeuners des enfants [Children's breakfast creations].
Chocolat Cie. D’Orient,
One of a series of what are probably trade card inserts for hot chocolate powder. This mechanism, where folding the illustrations at the edge up or down changes the overall illustration, would be called a turn-up book, or Harlequinade, after their common use of Harlequin characters, also seen in this example. The turn-up mechanism, developed by Robert Sayer (1725–1794), dates from ca. 1770. Despite the targeted audience being children, the characters in these examples are using alcohol and snuff.
Collection of Ellen G. K. Rubin.