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Lambert's Syrup [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1889
1939
circa 1889-1939
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001448
Description
Cardboard blotter for Lambert's Syrup; done in gold paper and red ink; left side has a facsimile of J.O. Lambert, M.D.; right side has a facsimile of box and bottle of product; centre has boastful statements of its age and popularity; back: writing stains.
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Accession Number
996001448
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents -- advertisements
Cough -- drug therapy, advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard blotter for Lambert's Syrup; done in gold paper and red ink; left side has a facsimile of J.O. Lambert, M.D.; right side has a facsimile of box and bottle of product; centre has boastful statements of its age and popularity; back: writing stains.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15 1995 (before).
Maker
Lambert Medical Co. (product)
Dates
1889
1939
circa 1889-1939
Date Remarks
Card says 1889-1939; card must be around this date
Material
paper: red; yellow
Inscriptions
"1889-1939 . HALF A CENTURY // OF HEALTH SAFEGUARD // FIFTY years old - More popular than ever // Sold from ocean to ocean // A necessity in every home // Imposing Sales record of // 11,372,299 Bottles // LAMBERT'S SYRUP // NATIONAL FAMILY // REMEDY // J. O. LAMBERT, M.D. // Author of the national // family remedy against // chest ailments"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.2 cm. x Width: 8.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: ink doodlings all over; left top corner has been ripped off; creased and torn along top edge; stains in several locations; back has many ink writings, large ink stains in corners, and some writings in pencil as well
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Lambert Syrup, About: https://www.siroplambert.com/en/about-lambert-syrup-natural-cough-syrup
Research Facts
Lambert Syrup was developed in 1887 in St-Zéphirin-de-Courval, near Drummondville, Québec, by Québec physician Joseph-Oliver Lambert. In 1887, Dr. Lambert created the formula of his syrup and registered the patent. In 1891, the Dr. J. O. Lambert Limited company was founded, and it was incorporated in 1915, 22 years after Lambert’s death. During the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 (a type A flu), many newspapers claimed that Lambert Syrup was curative. Lambert Syrup was by this time distributed across Canada and even in Great Britain, France, Belgium and the United States. As of 2019, Dr. Lambert’s syrup is still being sold according the original formula first patented by Dr. Lambert, and with the original brand image on the packaging with a vintage photograph of Dr. Lambert.
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral trade card

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Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001648
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: young woman carrying a basket full of cherries (chromolithograph); back: description of what it cures.
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Accession Number
996001648
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: young woman carrying a basket full of cherries (chromolithograph); back: description of what it cures.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Date Remarks
Says "cure", so before 1906, but cards popular in 1870's-1900's
Material
paper: red; blue; green; yellow; brown
Inscriptions
"AYER'S // CHERRY PECTORAL // Cures Colds, Coughs, // and all Diseases // of the Throat and Lungs."; back: "TOO MUCH STRESS CANNOT // be laid upon the admonition to // all persons affected by ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.7 cm. x Width: 6.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration and mild staining on the back
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Cherry Pectora trade card

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Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001654
Description
Small paper trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: chromolithograph of a young girl standing under a tree watching two birds eat some cherries from it; house and field in background; back describes the product and what it cures.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001654
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: chromolithograph of a young girl standing under a tree watching two birds eat some cherries from it; house and field in background; back describes the product and what it cures.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("cure") but after trade cards became popular in 1870's
Material
paper: green; red; yellow; brown; blue
Inscriptions
"AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL, // For the cure of // Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Croup, // Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, // and Consumption. // PREPARED BY DR. J.C. AYER & CO., LOWELL, MASS., U.S.A. // Over."; back: description of cure
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.0 cm. x Width: 6.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration and some stain-like dark streaks; small spot along top edge near right where top paper has come off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
identical picture p. 131 of "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young
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Ayer's Hair Vigor 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
996001655
Description
Trade card advertising Ayer's Hair Vigor showing a ship sinking in the background with mermaids rescuing boxes of their Vigor; four mermaids in foreground combing hair, etc.; Stars & Stripes on rigging is upside down, in distress position; back describes composition and properties.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001655
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Hair Preparations -- advertisements
Description
Trade card advertising Ayer's Hair Vigor showing a ship sinking in the background with mermaids rescuing boxes of their Vigor; four mermaids in foreground combing hair, etc.; Stars & Stripes on rigging is upside down, in distress position; back describes composition and properties.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Date Remarks
Between 1870 and 1900
Material
paper: green; red; yellow; white; blue; taupe
Inscriptions
Front reads, "AYERS HAIR VIGOR // FOR THE TOILET // Restores Gray Hair to its Natural Vitality and Color // PREPARED BY DR. J.C. AYER & CO., LOWELL, MASS. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.7 cm. x Width: 10.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some smudging on edges; back discoloured; warped near right edge
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral trade card

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Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001657
Description
Small paper trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: a chromolithographic depiction of Penn's Treaty (c. 1682-83) but substituting Ayer's Product; back relates product to Treaty and what benefits could be had from this "cure".
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001657
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: a chromolithographic depiction of Penn's Treaty (c. 1682-83) but substituting Ayer's Product; back relates product to Treaty and what benefits could be had from this "cure".
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Date Remarks
Says "cure", so before 1906
Material
paper: green; blue; pink; brown; black
Inscriptions
"AYER'S // CHERRY // PECTORAL // CURES // COLDS // COUGHS // &c. // PENN'S TREATY. (1682 or 1683?) Over."; back: "THE DATE OF Penn's Treaty is // in dispute, but it is universally // admitted that ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.9 cm. x Width: 6.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slightly age/sun discoloured; some of backing has been torn up, and other pieces of paper stuck on
Copy Type
Original
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Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer trade card

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Dates
1880
1895
circa 1880-1895
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001675
Description
Small paper trade card for Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer; front: chromolithograph of a young girl in white dress and long hair walking through a meadow; back: usual declaration about their Hair Renewer and Buckingham's Dye for the Whiskers.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001675
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Hair Preparations -- advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer; front: chromolithograph of a young girl in white dress and long hair walking through a meadow; back: usual declaration about their Hair Renewer and Buckingham's Dye for the Whiskers.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
R. P. Hall & Co.
Site Made (City)
Nashua
Site Made (State)
New Hampshire
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1895
circa 1880-1895
Material
paper: green; yellow; brown; pink
Inscriptions
Front: "HALL'S // VEGETABLE // SICILIAN // HAIR RENEWER // Improves the growth // and restores // the youthful color // and beauty of the // HAIR."; back: "HALL'S // Vegetable Sicilian // HAIR RENEWER // was the first preparation perfectly adapted to cure dis- // eases of the scalp, and the first successful restorer of // faded or gray hair to its natural color, growth, and // youthful beauty ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.2 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight age/sun discolouration; bottom and top edges are cut a little short; front: edges are a little worn; some lines across the figure
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 74, insert #22 (exact picture)
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Dates
1860
1906
circa 1860-1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001701
Description
Very small paper trade card for Mrs. Lyman's Worm Killer; front: left half has chromolithograph of flowers, over which a bluebird flies carrying a note; back: blank
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001701
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Parasitic Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
MM= Drugs -- anthelmintics -- advertisements
Description
Very small paper trade card for Mrs. Lyman's Worm Killer; front: left half has chromolithograph
of flowers, over which a bluebird flies carrying a note; back: blank
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Dates
1860
1906
circa 1860-1906
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("cures") but after 1860 (chromolithography started)
Material
paper: blue; pink; black; green; brown
Inscriptions
"Mrs. LYMAN'S // Never Failing // Worm Killer // Is Pleasant to take // Purely Vegetable and safe
to use. // IT CURES AT ONCE. // Sold by Druggists Generally. // PRICE 25 CENTS."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.6 cm. x Width: 4.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; front: a little dirty around the edges; back: several stains all
across the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.702; CD #8
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Dates
1860
1906
circa 1860-1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001702
Description
Identical style to 996.001.701, but now the chromolithograph is of a single yellow rose
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001702
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Parasitic Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
MM= Drugs -- anthelmintics -- advertisements
Description
Identical style to 996.001.701, but now the chromolithograph is of a single yellow rose
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Dates
1860
1906
circa 1860-1906
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("cures") but after 1860 (chromolithography started)
Material
paper: blue; red; black; green; yellow
Inscriptions
"Mrs. LYMAN'S // Never Failing // Worm Killer // Is Pleasant to take // Purely Vegetable and safe
to use. // IT CURES AT ONCE. // Sold by Druggists Generally. // PRICE 25 CENTS."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.5 cm. x Width: 4.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; some ink is seeping onto the back from the front, but very mild
across the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.701; CD #8
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Dates
1878
1906
circa 1878-1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001723
Description
Paper trade card in blue and white advertising Sapanule; depicts two couples meeting in a park
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001723
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper trade card in blue and white advertising Sapanule; depicts two couples meeting in a park
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Samuel Gerry & Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1878
1906
circa 1878-1906
Date Remarks
Began c. 1878, but before 1906 ("cures")
Material
paper: blue; white; black
Inscriptions
Front reads, ""SAPANULE // SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS"; back reads, ""SAPANULE" // CURES // RHEUMATISM,
NEURALGIA, // LUMBAGO // AND ALL INFLAMMATORY PAINS // WOUNDS, BRUISES, SPRAINS, SORES, // BURNS
AND SCALDS, BUNIONS, CORNS, // CHILBLAINS, COLD SORES, BOILS // PILES AND ALL CATARRHAL AFFECTTIONS.
// INVALUABLE AT BATH AND TOILET // RELIEVES EXHAUSTION AND SORENESS OF BODY, MUSCLE AND
LIMB // I commend it all who need Relief from Suffering // Henry Bergin // President of American
Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.3 cm. x Width: 10.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Foxing along top, bottom and right edges; all corners rubbed; bend top right corner; yellowing
lower right corner
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.721; CD #8
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Dates
1878
1906
circa 1878-1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001725
Description
Paper trade card advertising "Sapanule", depicting two couples in a park setting, one of the women reclining on a hammock holding a fan
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001725
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper trade card advertising "Sapanule", depicting two couples in a park setting, one of the
women reclining on a hammock holding a fan
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Samuel Gerry & Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1878
1906
circa 1878-1906
Date Remarks
Began c. 1878, but before 1906 ("cures")
Material
paper: blue; white; black
Inscriptions
Front reads, ""SAPANULE // SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS"; back reads, ""SAPANULE" // CURES // RHEUMATISM,
NEURALGIA, // LUMBAGO // AND ALL INFLAMMATORY PAINS // WOUNDS, BRUISES, SPRAINS, SORES, // BURNS
AND SCALDS, BUNIONS, CORNS, // CHILBLAINS, COLD SORES, BOILS // PILES AND ALL CATARRHAL AFFECTTIONS.
// INVALUABLE AT BATH AND TOILET // RELIEVES EXHAUSTION AND SORENESS OF BODY, MUSCLE AND
LIMB // I commend it all who need Relief from Suffering // Henry Bergin // President of American
Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.2 cm. x Width: 10.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
All corners show slight rubbing; back shows discolouration in all four corners
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.721; CD #8
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