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So drinka - drinka - drink [advertising verse]

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Collection
Dr Robert Reid Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
007029002
Description
Handwritten advertising verse in pencil on lined piece of paper with two hole punched; three stanzas and one chorus verse describes advertising about Lydia Pinkhams' vegetable compound.
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Accession Number
007029002
Collection
Dr Robert Reid Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Advertising -- ephemera
Poetry -- ephemera
Description
Handwritten advertising verse in pencil on lined piece of paper with two hole punched; three stanzas and one chorus verse describes advertising about Lydia Pinkhams' vegetable compound.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Given to Dr. Robert Reid circa 1985 by Ron Irvine of Queen's medical photography.
Material
paper: white
graphite: grey
ink: red, blue
Inscriptions
First stanza: "Mrs. Murphy - she had a stricture, // She could hardly pee at all, // Then they gave her vegetable compound, // Now she clears a ten foot wall"; chorus: "So drinka- drinka-drink, // A Lydia Pinka - aPink - a - Pink // The Saviour of the human race."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 19
Dimension Notes
Length 29.7 cm x Width 20.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper folded severely and flattened
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Wikipedia: Lydia Pinkham; CD #6
Research Facts
Lydia Pinkham vegetable compound contained a large percentage of alcohol which was a standard component at the time of manufacture. Her advertising slogans were turned into popular drinking songs and non-authorized verses were created.
Images
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