Bad Accident

The Bad Accident card is one of the rarest and most desirable mechanical bank trade cards. The overall graphic design of this card is outstanding. Note, in particular, how the words "Accident" and "Bank" roughly follow the upward trajectory of the cart traces (the thingamabobs that protrude forward from the cart on either side of the donkey). Strong colors and a classic "watermelon darky" image complement the design to make this an exceptional card.

This card was printed by the Gast Lith. and Eng. Co. of Buffalo, New York, and issued in 1889. It is shown here at 85 percent of full size.