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Dr. Humphreys' Specific No. 24 [instructions sheet]

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001619
Description
Thin paper advertisement for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 24; front: printed in black ink, tells right of a horse for Humphrey's Veterinary Specifics facsimiles (circular); left of a lady and a lion, for Humphreys' Specifics, and right of a horse, for Humphreys' Veterinary Specifics; blurbs below e…
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001619
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Homeopathy
Description
Thin paper advertisement for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 24; front: printed in black ink, tells right of a horse for Humphrey's Veterinary Specifics facsimiles (circular); left of a lady and a lion, for Humphreys' Specifics, and right of a horse, for Humphreys' Veterinary Specifics; blurbs below each, but have been cut off.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995.
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Company already big in 1861, so may have been started in early 1850's or 1840's; the ad says "For 60 years", so could be around this time; still around in 1918
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
Front: "No. 24 Directions for No. 24 // DR. HUMPHREYS' SPECIFIC // FOR // General Debility; Physical and Nervous Weakness; the Results of Depletion, long-continued Illness, or // Exhausting Drains upon the System; excessive Physical or Mental Application // GENERAL DEBILITY, or Physical Weakness, is usually the result of disease or sickness, or of some // drain upon the system beyond its power of recuperation...."; and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 7.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; a lot of creases and wrinkles; front: right has two "staple" holes and a small tear along diagonal crease; left edge has two rips and the top corner is quite bent and ragged; stain in upper right quadrant
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
See 996.001.291-.295, .619-.625, .764, .791, .806; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey Young, p. 107; "Nostrums and Quackery", Vol. II, p.595; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 13-14, 66, insert # 5, 61
Research Facts
No. 24 is Tonic Tablets for General Debility; in 1861, Congress proposed tax on patent medicines; from NYC, four leading manufacturers, led by F. Humphreys (Frederick H.) went to Washington to protest, but in vain -- 4% tax on all proprietary medicines still around in 1881, but repealed in 1883; Humphreys' Pile Ointment Witch Hazel Oil (compound) analyzed to be basically a camphor ointment on a lard base; falsely advertised so fined $25.00 on April 29, 1918
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Dr. Humphreys' Specific No. 77 [instruction sheet]

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001620
Description
Thin paper advertisement for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 77; see 996.001.619 -- exactly the same style, but different product on the front, identical backs except that this one is cut smaller.
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Accession Number
996001620
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Homeopathy
Description
Thin paper advertisement for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 77; see 996.001.619 -- exactly the same style, but different product on the front, identical backs except that this one is cut smaller.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995.
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Company already big in 1861, so may have been started in early 1850's or 1840's; the ad says "For 60 years", so could be around this time; still around in 1918
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
Front: "No. 77. Directions for No. 77 // DR. HUMPHREYS' SPECIFIC // FOR // COLDS, GRIPPE, INFLUENZA, CATARRH; PAINS AND SORENESS IN HEAD AND CHEST, COUGH; SORE // THROAT AND GENERAL PROSTRATION AND FEVER; SUMMER COLDS, HAY AND ROSE // CATARRH, HAY ASTHMA AND FEVER. // DIRECTIONS: Dose, six pellets for adults; three for children. Take them dry and let them dissolve in the // mouth when the patient is up and about", etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.3 cm. x Width: 7.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; large crease horizontally across the clipping; "staple" holes along left edge and a small brown stain very near it; a few wrinkles; top left corner is bent
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dr. Humphreys' Specific No. 7 [instructions sheet]

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001621
Description
Thin paper advertisement (clipping) for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 7; see 996.001.619; the same style, but different product on the front, identical backs differing only where it was cut.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001621
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents -- ephemera
Homeopathy
Cough -- drug therapy -- ephemera
Common Cold -- drug therapy -- ephemera
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy -- ephemera
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper advertisement (clipping) for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 7; see 996.001.619; the same style, but different product on the front, identical backs differing only where it was cut.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995.
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Company already big in 1861, so may have been started in early 1850's or 1840's; the ad says "For 60 years", so could be around this time; still around in 1918
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
Front: "No. 7. Directions for No. 7 // DR. HUMPHREYS' SPECIFIC // FOR // Coughs, Colds, Influenza, Bronchitis, Hoarseness, Chronic Coughs, and Sore Throats. // These affections are only branches of the same essential condition, namely, [italics start] cough, dryness, hoarseness, pain in the part affected [italics end] or other symptoms", and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.5 cm. x Width: 8.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; a number of creases and wrinkles all over; left side has two sets of "staple" holes, and there is another set in the middle of the page; top right and left corners missing bits; two rips along right edge, one along top, one on bottom and two notches our of the left edge
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dr. Humphreys' Specific No. 24 [instruction sheet]

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001622
Description
Thin paper advertisement for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 24; front: printed in black ink, tells right of a horse for Humphrey's Veterinary Specifics facsimiles (circular); left of a lady and a lion, for Humphreys' Specifics, and right of a horse, for Humphreys' Veterinary Specifics; blurbs below e…
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001622
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Homeopathy
Description
Thin paper advertisement for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 24; front: printed in black ink, tells right of a horse for Humphrey's Veterinary Specifics facsimiles (circular); left of a lady and a lion, for Humphreys' Specifics, and right of a horse, for Humphreys' Veterinary Specifics; blurbs below each, but have been cut off.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995.
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Company already big in 1861, so may have been started in early 1850's or 1840's; the ad says "For 60 years", so could be around this time; still around in 1918
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
Front: "No. 24 Directions for No. 24 // DR. HUMPHREYS' SPECIFIC // FOR // General Debility; Physical and Nervous Weakness; the Results of Depletion, long-continued Illness, or // Exhausting Drains upon the System; excessive Physical or Mental Application // GENERAL DEBILITY, or Physical Weakness, is usually the result of disease or sickness, or of some // drain upon the system beyond its power of recuperation...."; and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.8 cm. x Width: 8.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; large piece of top left corner missing, small piece of top right missing; four "staple" holes along left edge and two in the upper middle of the page; two tears along the right edge, one along the left and one on the top; a number of creases and wrinkles all over
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey Young, p. 107; "Nostrums and Quackery", Vol. II, p.595; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 13-14, 66, insert # 5, 61
Research Facts
No. 24 is Tonic Tablets for General Debility; in 1861, Congress proposed tax on patent medicines; from NYC, four leading manufacturers, led by F. Humphreys (Frederick H.) went to Washington to protest, but in vain -- 4% tax on all proprietary medicines still around in 1881, but repealed in 1883; Humphreys' Pile Ointment Witch Hazel Oil (compound) analyzed to be basically a camphor ointment on a lard base; falsely advertised so fined $25.00 on April 29, 1918
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Dr. Humphreys' Specific No. 10 [instructions sheet]

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001623
Description
Thin paper advertisement clipping for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 10; see 996.001.619; the same style, but different product on the front, identical backs.
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Accession Number
996001623
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy -- ephemera
Homeopathy
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper advertisement clipping for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 10; see 996.001.619; the same style, but different product on the front, identical backs.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995.
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1910
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
Front: "No. 10. Directions for No. 10 // DR. HUMPHREYS' No. TEN // Dyspepsia; Weak Stomach; Acid Stomach; Heartburn; Gastric Derangement; Rising of Food; Distress after Eating; // Costiveness; Biliousness; Jaundice; Liver Complaint; Piles; Gastralgia; or Cramp in the Stomach. // Persons subject to weakness of the stomach or indigestion should be careful in selecting their food, // using only those articles which experience has shown...", and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.0 cm. x Width: 7.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Light age/sun discolouration, especially around the edges; dark, thick pencil squiggle in the bottom left; left top corner missing, as is a small part of the top right; two creases vertical, dividing clipping in thirds; two "staple" holes along left and several rips along the right
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dr. Humphreys' Specific No. 34: [instruction sheet]

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001624
Description
Thin paper advertisement clipping for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 34; similar setup, back and front, to 996.001.619, except it is 30 years earlier (says "for nearly 30 years" instead of "for nearly 60 years").
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Accession Number
996001624
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy -- ephemera
Homeopathy
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper advertisement clipping for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 34; similar setup, back and front, to 996.001.619, except it is 30 years earlier (says "for nearly 30 years" instead of "for nearly 60 years").
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995.
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Date Remarks
Since it is 30 years earlier than the other ads, it is probably around this date
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
Front: "No. 34. Directions for No. 34 // DR. HUMPHREYS' SPECIFIC // FOR // Quinsy; Diphtheria; and Ulcerated or Malignant Sore Throat. // Sore Throat or Quinsy begins with redness, heat, swelling of the throat, tonsils and uvula, and difficulty swallowing, and it may terminate in suppuration; when extensive ulceration and rapid prostration occurs, it // is called malignant. // Diphtheria usually commences with dullness, ..."; and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.6 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; two major vertical creases dividing paper in thirds; a large tear approximately left half, 1/3 of the way down, but not touching any edges; left edge is a jagged mess of tears, etc.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dr. Humphreys' No. Twenty-Four: [instruction sheet]

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Dates
1911
circa 1911
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001625
Description
Thin paper advertisement clipping for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 24, but slightly different style from the others; back has a partial list of various other Humphreys' Homeopathic Remedies.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001625
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Description
Thin paper advertisement clipping for Dr. Humphrey's Specific No. 24, but slightly different style from the others; back has a partial list of various other Humphreys' Homeopathic Remedies.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 13, 1995.
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1911
circa 1911
Date Remarks
"Sixty years ..." etc.; see 996.001.619
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
Front: "No. 24. Directions for No. 24 // DR. HUMPHREYS' NO. TWENTY-FOUR // FOR GENERAL DEBILITY // A Useful Tonic for // General Debility and Physical and Nervous Weakness, Loss of Appetite, Weak or impaired Digestion, // Loss of Strength after long illness, Debility following Malaria, Physical exhaustion from Over-work, // Mental Fatigue, After effects from Grip. // GENERAL DEBILITY or Physical Weakness and loss of strength ..."; and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.6 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; a stained rectangle at the top, front and back; left edge has a notch and several tears along the edge; bottom is badly cut; also, two vertical creases divide the paper in thirds
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. [advertisement]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2843
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
996001806
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both sides of the page.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001806
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
Homeopathy
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines -- advertisements
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both sides of the page.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"Humphreys' Remedies; Veterinary Remedies, Witch Hazel Ointment (Comp.) // and // Marvel Witch Hazel // DR. HUMPHREYS' REMEDIES // NO. FOR PRICE ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-4-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 31.8 cm. x Width: 31.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; various creases and a few stains
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Humphreys' Witch Hazel Ointment [advertising booklet]

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Dates
1917
1920
circa 1917-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
1977.12.204
Description
An original green-coloured paper cover advertising booklet with black print; includes four double-sided pages; line drawing style image on front of a barefoot woman in loose dress holding crossed branches over her head; two staples through spine.
  3 images  
Accession Number
1977.12.204
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Homeopathy
Advertising
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines -- advertisements
Description
An original green-coloured paper cover advertising booklet with black print; includes four double-sided pages; line drawing style image on front of a barefoot woman in loose dress holding crossed branches over her head; two staples through spine.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Dates
1917
1920
circa 1917-1920
Date Remarks
Date of copyright
Material
paper: green
ink: black
Inscriptions
On front cover: "HUMPHREYS' // WITCH HAZEL OINTMENT // (COMPOUND) // TRADE MARK"; inside: “THE PILE OINTMENT // Humphreys' Marvel Witch Hazel // Humphreys’ Veterinary // Oil // Humphreys' Vetinerary Remedies // Dr. Humphries Remedies // HUMPHREYS' HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE CO., William // and Ann Sts., New York”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Length
9.5 cm
Width
12.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows wear around edges and folds, overall brown discolouration, staples are rusting, lengthwise crease down middle.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dr. Humphreys' Witch Hazel Ointment [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1916
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
Accession Number
1977.12.227
Description
An original double-sided paper postcard; image on front of four children in white pinafore dresses looking up at a Humphreys’ kite in the sky, pre-printed on back of card with Humphreys’ address and space for sender’s address and description of product, stamped by vendor.
  2 images  
Accession Number
1977.12.227
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, Homeopathic
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Homeopathy
Advertising
Wound Healing
MM= Drugs -- topical balms, lotions -- advertisements
Description
An original double-sided paper postcard; image on front of four children in white pinafore dresses looking up at a Humphreys’ kite in the sky, pre-printed on back of card with Humphreys’ address and space for sender’s address and description of product, stamped by vendor.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Med. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1916
Date Remarks
Printed on card
Material
paper: cream
ink: blue; green; black; pink
Inscriptions
Printed on kite in upper left-hand corner: "HUMPHREYS' // WITCH HAZEL // OINTMENT // (COMPOUND)"; a vertical line divides the back into two parts; printed on left panel: "For Piles or Hemorrhoids // External or Internal, Blind or // Bleeding, Itching or Burning, // One application brings relief. // For Burns and Scalds //Inflamed or Caked Breasts and // Sore Nipples; Chapped Hands, // Fever Blisters; Sore Lips or // Nostrils; Corns; Bunions; Sore // and Chafed Feet, Stings of Insects: Mosquito Bites and Sunburns. // 25c All Druggists. // Send Free Sample to" followed by a number of blank lines; to right of vertical line is a box in the upper right corner that has: "Place // Stamp Here // Domestic // One Cent // Foreign // Two Cents"; below this is typed the address: "HUMPHREYS' HOM. MED. CO. // 156 William St. // New York"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 13.4 cm x Width 8.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor wear around edges; overall yellowing.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

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