Trade card advertising Ayer's Cathartic Pills featuring an African-American man sitting with a little girl on his knee and a little boy sitting on the ground by his feet. The man is in formal attire, including a hat and eyeglasses, and is holding a pill box with the word Ayer's on it in his left hand and a pill in his right hand. The little girl is in a red-and-white, polka-dot dress and is holding a leaflet titled Ayer's Pills. The boy is looking up at them and holds something in his right hand. At the man's feet and the boy's knees is an open medicine case filled with Ayer's products. The back has an image of a bottle with name of the manufacturer on it: J.C. Ayer and lists what ailments Ayer's Cathartic Pills cure.