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Paine's Celery Compound [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1872
circa 1872
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001400
Description
Postcard size trade card on light cardboard; front depicts child in celery stalk; back: black & white, shows box of compound with description of uses; chromolithograph.
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Accession Number
996001400
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Postcard size trade card on light cardboard; front depicts child in celery stalk; back: black & white, shows box of compound with description of uses; chromolithograph.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995.
Maker
Wells, Richardson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1872
circa 1872
Date Remarks
Flourished until after Prohibition, and then disappeared -- 1933 (still advertised in 1911 in the Hudson Bay Catalogue); sold in Eaton's catalogue in 1893 for 70 cents (Canadian); first year had a Patent Medicine Dept. (a year or so before)
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, green, pink, yellow
Inscriptions
On front: "PAINE'S CELERY // COMPOUND // Paine's Celery // For // The Nervous // The Debilitated // the Aged // Wells, Richardson & Co. // Montreal"; back of card: "THE CELEBRATED NERVE TONIC // A Word to the Nervous // You are painfully // aware that you have // nerves? Then you // are sick. A healthy // boy has as many as // you, but he doesn't // know it. That is the // difference between // "sick" and "well". // Why don't you // cure yourself? It is // easy. Don't wait. // Paine's Celery Com- // pound will do it. Pay your druggist a dol - // lar, and enjoy life once more. Thou - // sands have. Why not you?"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Temporary Location
On exhibit “Quack: The Exhibit that cures all” at Museum of Health Care, 29 June 2017.
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.6 cm. x Width: 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight staining on the back (blue, pink and green dyes) and a name written on the left-hand edge in pencil
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, chapt. 2; Hudson's Bay Fall and Winter Catalogue, 1910-1911
Research Facts
Contained 21% alcohol, also found in the U.S. (bottle Burlington, VT.), Wells & Richardson bought formula from Mrs. Paine, a Burlington, VT. widow; with natural ingredients of "celery extract, hops and coca" -- combination of cocaine and alcohol; Samuel Hopkins Adams put Paine's in the category of The Bracers (alcoholic stimulants)
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Brown's Vermifuge Confits or Worm Lozenges [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001401
Description
Trade card on light card advertising Brown's Vermifuge Comfits or Worm Lozenges -- lettering on front in capitals; front: family, mother and two children on yellow background with red lettering; back: black print on white background, Brown's Vermifuge Comfits or Worm Lozenges with "Treatment of the…
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Accession Number
996001401
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Anthelmintics -- advertisements
Parasitic Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Trade card on light card advertising Brown's Vermifuge Comfits or Worm Lozenges -- lettering on front in capitals; front: family, mother and two children on yellow background with red lettering; back: black print on white background, Brown's Vermifuge Comfits or Worm Lozenges with "Treatment of the Drowned".
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15,1995 (before).
Maker
J. Ottman
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Colour lithograph -- post 1860
Material
light card: yellow; red; green; black; white; buff; blue; pink
Inscriptions
Front reads, "BROWN'S // VERMIFUGE COMFITS // OR WORM LOZENGES"; back reads: "Brown's Vermifuge Comfits // or Worm Lozenges // Commit this to Memory. The knowlege may enable you to save a life. // Treatment of the Drowned // [detailed instructions follow] // For Sale Everywhere // 25 cts. per Box"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.0 cm. x Width: 7.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
No rips or tears, flexible; some printing on back removed, remainder is legible edge in pencil
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Dr. Chase's Recipes or Information For Everybody", 1862; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, The Christopher Publishing House, 1994, Hanover, Mass.
Research Facts
Date unknown -- colour lithograph, post-1860; company also made Brown's Bronchial Troches, Brown's Dentifrice, Brown's Indian Herb Bitters, Brown's Iron Bitters, Brown's Panacea, Brown's Sarsaparilla & Tomato Bitters; Brown's Sarsaparilla and Brown's Laxative Pills advertised in 1886; recipe for Vermifuge from Dr. Chase's Recipes (1862); Santonin 60 grs.; pulverized sugar 5 oz.; mucilage of gum tragacanth to make a thick paste, mixed together into pill form and let stand 12-24 hours
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Dr. Grosvenor's Liveraid [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1879
circa 1879
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001402
Description
Light cardboard trade card (chromolithograph), smaller than a postcard, for Dr. Grosvenor's Liveraid; colour on the front, depicting three chubby birds, a rose, and an assortment of leaves; back: tan with dark brown lettering telling of uses and cost.
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Accession Number
996001402
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card (chromolithograph), smaller than a postcard, for Dr. Grosvenor's Liveraid; colour on the front, depicting three chubby birds, a rose, and an assortment of leaves; back: tan with dark brown lettering telling of uses and cost.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Bufford (card)
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1879
circa 1879
Date Remarks
Copyright date cut off, but 996.001.674 is identical
Material
paper: yellow; brown; green; blue; pink
Inscriptions
Front reads, "DR. GROSVENOR'S // LIVERAID // THE // WONDERFUL . LIVER . REMEDY // SMALL DOSES, PROMPT EFFECT"; back: claims to cure only liver or stomach trouble (includes malaria, rheumatism)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Length
12.7 cm.
Width
6.8 cm.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
:
Condition Remarks
Front - very good except for small line running through the words where the paper has worn away; back - the three corners have had some cardboard removed, looks like tape or putty caused it when they were removed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Great Patent Medicine Era" by Adelaide Hechtlinger, p. 219
Research Facts
Exact card found in Hechtlinger, p. 219
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Nature's Remedy Vegetine [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001403
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Vegetine"; front: upper left corner shows bottle on its side with "Nature's Remedy Vegetine The Great Blood Purifier" printed on it in capitals; illustration of two little boys being chased by a giant bee; back: black printing on white describing composition; t…
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Accession Number
996001403
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Vegetine"; front: upper left corner shows bottle on its side with "Nature's Remedy Vegetine The Great Blood Purifier" printed on it in capitals; illustration of two little boys being chased by a giant bee; back: black printing on white describing composition; testimonial; maker's name and address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
H. R. Stevens
Site Made (City)
Boston; Toronto
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts; Ontario
Site Made (Country)
USA / Canada
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Colour lithograph
Material
light card: silver-grey; brown; white; tan
Inscriptions
Front reads, "NATURE'S REMEDY // VEGETINE // THE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER"; back reads: "VEGETINE // THE BARKS, ROOTS AND HERBS // FROM WHICH VEGETINE IS MADE, // IN POWDER FORM // SOLD FOR 50 CTS A PACKAGE. // ONE PACKAGE WILL MAKE // TWO BOTTLES OF VEGETINE // IN LIQUID FORM // VEGETINE // IN POWDER FORM // WILL MEET THE WANTS OF THOUSANDS. // [testimonial follows] // PREPARED BY // H. R. STEVENS, // SOLE PROPRIETOR OF VEGETINE // 464 BROADWAY, BOSTON, MASS. // VEGETINE IS SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.3 cm. x Width: 11.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
No rips or tears, flexible; back has four marks from previous gluing, and some writing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"One For a Man, Two For a Horse: A Pictorial History, Grave and Comic, of Patent Medicine" by Gerald Carson, New York: Bramhall House, 1961; "Step Right Up" by Brooks McNamara, p.4 of colour insert (a different picture); "Nineteenth-Century Proprietary Medicine Trade Cards", a slide show prepared by William H. Helfand for the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
Research Facts
A tonic for "tired blood" -- Vegetine's advertising copywriters promised that it was a radical cure for diseases arising from blood i mpurity -- recommended for skin diseases and almost everything else.
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Syrup of Figs [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001404
Description
Light cardboard trade card using chromolithograph, for Syrup of Figs; front: colour depicting young woman dressed in classical Greek / Roman clothing, plucking figs from a tree amidst a "nature" setting; back: black and white of the packaging; pinked box edge is open to reveal description of all th…
Accession Number
996001404
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Cathartics -- advertisements
Constipation -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card using chromolithograph, for Syrup of Figs; front: colour depicting young woman dressed in classical Greek / Roman clothing, plucking figs from a tree amidst a "nature" setting; back: black and white of the packaging; pinked box edge is open to reveal description of all the beneficial uses. Note: Item is missing Jan 2020
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
California Fig Syrup Co.
Site Made (City)
San Francisco
Site Made (State)
California
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Adams made a comment on it at this time, but when started or ended is unknown
Material
paper: red; yellow; orange; green; purple
Inscriptions
"NATURE'S // PLEASANT LAXATIVE // SYRUP OF FIGS // MANUFACTURED BY // CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO // SAN FRANCISCO, CAL // LOUISVILLE, KY NEW YORK, NY"; back: "cures constipation and other ills relating to the kidneys, liver, stomach and bowels"; inside: description of benefits
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Temporary Location
Note: Item is missing Jan 2020
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.3 cm. x Width: 8.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: a couple of pencil marks and a small stain, left-hand corners bent slightly and crease slightly ripped; inside: slightly discoloured from age, pencil mark; back: slightly waterstained (droplet-like) and small rip along the bottom edge (also one in the front)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, p. 32; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome, Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham: colour insert 27, plate 53, p. 87
Research Facts
Advertised as extract of figs in daily press (it was not) and in medical journals as a preparation of senna (which it was); natural, but very powerful laxative
Exhibit History
Bracken Library - Chiong exhibit - May 13 1997
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Ayer's Hair Vigor [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
circa 1870
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001405
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Ayer's Hair Vigor in chromolithograph; front: colour depicting young woman with shiny, luxuriant hair, white gown and pink rose; back: tan with blue writing, and a picture of a woman writing (perhaps praising the product)
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Accession Number
996001405
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Hair Preparations -- advertisements
Hair Dyes -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Ayer's Hair Vigor in chromolithograph; front: colour depicting young woman with shiny, luxuriant hair, white gown and pink rose; back: tan with blue writing, and a picture of a woman writing (perhaps praising the product)
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Date Remarks
Unsure as to exact start/end, around until at lease 1911 (Hudson Bay Fall / Winter 1910-11 Catalogue)
Material
paper: red; brown; pink; green; blue
Inscriptions
"AYER'S // HAIR VIGOR // THE // BEST HAIR DRESSING, // PROMOTES A NEW GROWTH OF HAIR AND // RESTORES GRAY HAIR // TO ITS // ORIGINAL COLOR // AYER'S HAIR VIGOR // Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass. USA // Removes DANDRUFF, Prevents Baldness"; back: describes its benefits with praise from a user
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.5 cm. x Width: 8.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: top 1/4 stained, slight pencil marks top right; back: hole (small) below all writing, stained top and most of the card appears to have been exposed to light for a long time, darkening the paper noticably
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 53-55; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome, Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 74; "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young, pp. 130-134; "One For a Man, Two For a Horse" by Gerald Carson, pictures p. 15, 111; "Step Right Up" by Brooks McNamara, p. 10 of colour inserts -- identical picture; Eaton catalogue, 1892-94, 1901-03; Hudson Bay catalogue, 1910-11
Research Facts
Dr. J. C. Ayer became rich thanks to his various medicines (including Cherry Pectoral and his sarsaparilla), starting around 1841, died in 1871, but continued by his brother Frederick; bought out Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer in 1895 to eliminate competition to its Hair Vigor; cost 70 cts/bottle in 1893 (Eaton's), 65 cts in 1901-1903 (Eaton's), 70 cts 1910-1911 (Hudson Bay)
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Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001406
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion" with black construction paper piece; front: fisherman holding up a cod with basket of cod at his feet; back: brown print on off-white, advertising Milburn's as a cure for coughs, colds, consumption, and wasting diseases.
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Accession Number
996001406
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Cod Liver Oil -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion" with black construction paper piece; front: fisherman holding up a cod with basket of cod at his feet; back: brown print on off-white, advertising Milburn's as a cure for coughs, colds, consumption, and wasting diseases.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Toronto Lith. Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
light card: yellow; green; blue; white; tan; black; red; yellow; buff
construction paper: black
Inscriptions
Front reads, "MILBURN'S COD LIVER OIL EMULSION // CURES // COUGHS, COLDS, HOARSENESS, ETC."; back reads, "For Coughs or Colds // Consumption // - and - // Wasting Diseases // Use // Milburn's Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil // with Wild Cherry Bark and Hypo- // phosphites of Lime and Soda // [description of uses follows] // Milburn's Cod Liver Oil Emulsion // Sold by All Dealers // Price - 50c and $1.00 per bottle"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.1 cm. x Width: 8.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Right upper corner bent in three places; foxed, especially on back; one small tear on right side, 4 mm. in length
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Might be T. Milburn & Company (Burdock's Blood bitters)
A Native American medicinal staple, the bark of wild cherry is used for its medicinal properties; it is most commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory ailments, such as colds and bronchitis; its sedative, drying, and expectorant properties make it a common ingredient in cough syrups; also used to treat pain and digestive disorders. Cherry bark is great at combating dry and irritable coughs. Overuse of cherry bark can be toxic.
Exhibit History
Medical Archives Exhibit, Ann Baillie Bldg., Oct. 2005
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Scott's Emulsion [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1894
circa 1894
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001407
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Scott's Emulsion"; front: blonde child leading a lion; back: brown print on tan describing use; stamped in purple ink on left side, "ML Gardner & Son, Druggists, etc."
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Accession Number
996001407
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Cod Liver Oil -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Trade card of light card advertising "Scott's Emulsion"; front: blonde child leading a lion; back: brown print on tan describing use; stamped in purple ink on left side, "ML Gardner & Son, Druggists, etc."
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Thomas & Wylie Lith. Co., NY
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1894
circa 1894
Date Remarks
Marked "Copyrighted 1894 by the Thomas & Wylie Lith. Co. N.Y."; still around in 1911; product available in 1893 in Eaton's catalogue (40 c, 75 c); product also available since 1886, at least
Material
light card: pink; blue; green; tan; brown; black; white; yellow
Inscriptions
Front reads, "Scott's Emulsion // STRENGTH AND BEAUTY // Copyrighted 1894, by the Thomas & Wylie Lith. Co. NY"; back reads: "Strength and Beauty // [description of product follows] // Scott's Emulsion is also for COUGHS, // COLDS, SORE THROAT, BRONCHITIS, // WEAK LUNGS, SCROFULA, // ANAEMIA, // CONSUMPTION AND ALL CONDITIONS // OF WASTING. // All Druggists - 50 cts and $1.00"; also stamped: "M.L. Gardner & Son, Druggists, Agents for Foley & Co's Reliable Medicines, Vermont, - Ill."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.6 cm. x Width: 9.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Three bends -- one on lower third, left, 5 cm long; also one on right side, 8 cm long; right upper corner bent; purple ink from stamp on back has "bled" to front
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham; "The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, p. 52; Hudson Bay Fall and Winter Catalogue 1910-1911; "The Epitome", p. 40
Research Facts
Part of the advertising trend of the late 1800's that favoured using children in its pictorial ads to sell products; a cod liver oil with hypophosphates of lime and soda
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Boschee's German Syrup [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
circa 1870
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001408
Description
Light cardboard trade card backed on construction paper and part of a card; front: colour in chromolithograph depicting a grandmother and two young girls putting a feather in her cap - Boschee's German Syrup and Green's August Flower; back: unknown.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001408
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Cough -- drug therapy, advertisements
Common Cold -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card backed on construction paper and part of a card; front: colour in chromolithograph depicting a grandmother and two young girls putting a feather in her cap - Boschee's German Syrup and Green's August Flower; back: unknown.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995.
Maker
G. G. Green
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Date Remarks
Boschee's Syrup shows up in Eaton's 1894, but not in 1901-03; Green's August Flower does appear in Hudson Bay in 1910-11; had a Green's August Flower Almanac published in 1905 and 1911 and probably began c. 1870, but end date unknown.
Material
paper: red; yellow; blue; brown; grey
Inscriptions
"BOSCHEE'S // GERMAN // SYRUP // COUGHS // COLDS & // CONSUMPTION // A FEATHER IN HER CAP // GREEN'S AUGUST FLOWER // FOR DYSPEPSIA AND BILIOUSNESS"; back: unknown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.6 cm. x Width: 8.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Pencil writing on top left margin and slight tear/puncture next to it and some small dots of white where paper has come off slightly; back: because of the backing it is on, it would probably cause more damage to take it off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, p. 18; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 9, 82, 103, plate # 8; "The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, pp. 48-49, 180; "One For A Man, Two For A Horse" by Gerald Carson, pp. 71, 85, 106; "Nineteenth-Century Proprietary Medicine Trade Cards" by William H. Helfand, slide # 35; various Eaton's and Hudson Bay catalogues
Research Facts
Began in Columbus, Ohio; Boschee's German Syrup contained morphine and hydrocyanic acid; G. G. Green also ran hotels in California; Dr. A. Boschee's German Syrup contained 1/4 of a grain of sulphate of morphin to the fluid ounce, and because of this did offer some relief for coughs, colds and possibly even tuberculosis.
Exhibit History
Medical Archives Exhibit, Ann Baillie Bldg., Oct. 2005
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Marseilles White Soap [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001409
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Marseilles White Soap and Acme Soap Powder; front: colour in chromolithograph of a young woman sitting in woods with houses in the distance; back: white with blue writing advertising Acme Soap Powder.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001409
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Soaps -- advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Marseilles White Soap and Acme Soap Powder; front: colour in chromolithograph of a young woman sitting in woods with houses in the distance; back: white with blue writing advertising Acme Soap Powder.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Lautz Bros. & Co.
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Very general, based on lithography
Material
paper: red; yellow; blue; orange; green
Inscriptions
"USE // LAUTZ BROS & CO'S // "MARSEILLES // WHITE SOAP" // SPECIALLY // ADAPTED FOR // WASHING FLANNELS."; back: "ACME SOAP POWDER"; description of use, where to find it and declaration that it is the best
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.8 cm. x Width: 7.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: slight stain near top right and edges wearing a bit; back: slight staining and aging
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

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