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So drinka - drinka - drink [advertising verse]

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr Robert Reid Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Communication
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
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Communication
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.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
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 - a - Pink - a - Pink // The Saviour of the human race // Now Mrs. Jones, she had no breast works // She could hardly fill a blouse. // Then they fed her vegetable compound // Now they milk her with the rest of the cows. // Chorus // Mrs. Brown, she had no babies, // 'Twas a terrible disgrace // Then they gave her vegetable compound // Now she has them all over the place."
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
Reference Comments
Wikipedia: Lydia Pinkham
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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