The trade cards are small, colorfully illustrated advertising cards touting a particular medicine and its many cures. The illustrations often have little to do with any of the ailments purported to be cured. They were pure advertising and very collectible.
Poster provides extensive textual information about AIDS & HIV transmission and prevention, including the role of drug and alcohol abuse in promoting risky behavior. A cartoon bird is depicted bringing information to the reader, and a cartoon monster represents the virus itself. Text also provides information about hotlines and other services, some anonymous, that provide information, testing and counseling services.
Card is designed to be folded, with images on front and back outside and text inside. Front of card shows image of young, beautiful woman with large red flowers in her long blonde hair and an ornate medallion behind her head. Additional text on front of card: "Fabrik à Budapest Hongrie. Bruchsteiner & Fils, Budapest." Back of card contains image of a bottle of the medication described, with text in English and German. Label on bottle depicts one man rubbing the back of another with a cloth while holding a bottle of medication in his hand. English text on back of card: "Brázay's saltspirits. Indispensable domestic remedy. Factory Budapest Hungary." German text on back of card: "Brázay's Fransbranntwein. Unentbehrliches Hausmittel. Fabrik Budapest, Ungarn."