Lion Coffee was a brand of coffee sold by the Woolson Spice Company of Toledo, OH. During the late 1800s the firm began running promotions where consumers could redeem lion heads for gifts such as paper dolls, trading cards, educational games, etc. Collectible cards were also inserted into packets of Lion’s Coffee. Several card games are known from the 1890s on this basis which would have encouraged the purchase of many bags of coffee to collect a full set.
Lion Coffee Mother Goose card game. The set has 22 numbered pairs of cards illustrating popular nursery stories, plus one unnumbered Mother Goose card.