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Dr. Hall's Balsam for the Lungs 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
996001411
Description
Light cardboard trade card which should first be folded and then opened along crease to reveal before and after testimonial poem and pictures for Dr. Wm. Hall's Balsam; front: colour chromolithography of healed person and astonished friends, with a "poem" on how he was healed; back: folds up to giv…
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Accession Number
996001411
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Respiration Disorders -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Lung Disease -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card which should first be folded and then opened along crease to reveal before and after testimonial poem and pictures for Dr. Wm. Hall's Balsam; front: colour chromolithography of healed person and astonished friends, with a "poem" on how he was healed; back: folds up to give the impression of a deathly ill person (colour) with a verse on his illness; the rest in black on tan tells everything it cures, a testimonial from William J. Coughlin and where it can be bought; Metamorphic trade card.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before)
Maker
Donaldson Brothers
Site Made (City)
Five Points
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Based on lithography, no actual dates found
Material
paper: red; yellow; blue; brown; green
Inscriptions
"THE STAR OF HOPE // SAVED BY // DR. WM. HALL'S BALSAM. // FOR THE LUNGS // [two verses follow (flip up, then down)]; back: list of what it cures (all lung problems), a testimonial and where to find it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.9 cm. x Width: 7.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: some staining (yellow), bent in two places, one is supposed to be to fold it (bottom); back: quite dirty, probably from the lettering ink
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, colour insert 26, plate 51
Research Facts
In the book below, another picture of this "medicine" is found, but no facts other than that the company are also proprietors of other patents (see back of card for a list)
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Tarrant's Seltzer Aperient [advertising card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7164
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.213
Description
An original advertising card, double-sided, tan paper with black and brown print and coloured image on front of card; image is of young girl inside a basket.
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Accession Number
1977.12.213
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Constipation -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Description
An original advertising card, double-sided, tan paper with black and brown print and coloured image on front of card; image is of young girl inside a basket.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Donaldson Brothers
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue; pink; brown; black
Inscriptions
On front, around the picture: “TARRANT’S // EFFERVESCENT // SELTZER APERIENT // To Regulate // THE STOMACH, // THE LIVER, // THE BOWELS. // To Cure // Indigestion, // Biliousness, Constipation."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Width 7.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows wear, some discolouration on back, overall yellowing.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Tarrant's Seltzer Aperient [advertising card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7165
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.214
Description
An original double-sided advertising card, tan paper with blue and brown print and coloured image of young child inside a basket.
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Accession Number
1977.12.214
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Constipation -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Description
An original double-sided advertising card, tan paper with blue and brown print and coloured image of young child inside a basket.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Donaldson Brothers
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue; brown; pink
Inscriptions
Printed on front, around the picture: “USE TARRANT’S // SELTZER // APERIENT // To Regulate // THE STOMACH, // THE LIVER, // THE BOWELS. // To Cure // Indigestion, // Biliousness, Constipation"; printed on back: "TAKE IT IN HOT WATER!” followed by detailed instructions.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Width 7.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows wear, overall yellowing, small circular patch of print missing on bottom-left of back.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Tarrant's Seltzer Aperient [advertising card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7166
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.215
Description
An original advertising card, double-sided, tan paper with black and brown print and coloured image on front of card; image is of young girl inside a basket.
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Accession Number
1977.12.215
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Constipation -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Description
An original advertising card, double-sided, tan paper with black and brown print and coloured image on front of card; image is of young girl inside a basket.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Donaldson Brothers
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue; pink; brown; black
Inscriptions
Printed on front, around the picture: “USE TARRANT’S // SELTZER APERIENT // To Regulate // THE STOMACH, // THE LIVER, // THE BOWELS. // To Cure // Indigestion, // Biliousness, Constipation"; printed on back: "TARRANT'S // EFFERVESCENT // SELTZER APERIENT" followed by detailed instructions.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Width 7.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Shows wear, overall yellowing, brown adhesive residue on all 4 corners of back of card, large square patch of print missing on back of card.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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