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Dr. Dennis' System Renovator & Blood Purifying Syrup [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001670
Description
Postcard-size paper trade card for Dr. Dennis' System Renovator & Blood Purifying Syrup; front: chromolithograph of a bouquet of roses (pink and red); back: usual description of why this medicine is the best, etc..
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001670
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Postcard-size paper trade card for Dr. Dennis' System Renovator & Blood Purifying Syrup; front: chromolithograph of a bouquet of roses (pink and red); back: usual description of why this medicine is the best, etc..
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
J. H. Bufford's Sons; Dr. M.D. Dennis (product)
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("cure")
Material
paper: purple; pink; blue; green; red
Inscriptions
Front: "With // Best Wishes // FOR YOUR // GOOD HEALTH. // Dr. M. D. Dennis, // New York, // N.Y. // J. H. Bufford's Sons Boston & New York"; back: "SOMETHING TO REMEMBER. // In taking medicine, the smaller the quantity that will accom- // plish the desired result the better. In buying medicine, con- // sider the quality, not the quantity. Water is cheap; medicine // is costly ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.2 cm. x Width: 9.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; some staining on the front (ie, top left corner); back has five round stains, probably from old adhesive; writing on back, bottom, in pencil -- a name, "Mrs.[?] Jannice [?] Bownian [?]"
Copy Type
Original
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Horsfords Acid Phosphate [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Mental Health
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
996001684
Description
Small paper trade card for Horsfords Acid Phosphate; front: chromolithograph in pink and black of a young girl; back: description of the product.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001684
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Mental Health
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Mental Health
Mental Health -- archival
Mental Health -- archival -- advertisments
Mental Health -- archival -- promotional
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Small paper trade card for Horsfords Acid Phosphate; front: chromolithograph in pink and black of a young girl; back: description of the product.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Rumford Chemical Works
Site Made (City)
Providence
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
paper: black; pink
Inscriptions
Front: "HORSFORDS ACID PHOSPHATE // FOR MENTAL & PHYSICAL // EXHAUSTION, DYSPEPSIA &C. // IT MAKES A // DELICIOUS DRINK // WITH WATER & SUGAR ONLY. // RUMFORD CHEMICAL WORKS // PROVIDENCE, R.I."; back: "[Pre]pared according to the directions of Prof. E.N. HORSFORD, // of Cambridge, Mass. // FOR DYSPEPSIA, // [In]digestion, Headache, Mental & Physical // Exhaustion, ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.5 cm. x Width: 8.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; back: rip along left edge near middle; five areas where top paper has been ripped off; "ADA" written on top in pencil
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
See 996.001.684-.686; "Step Right Up" by Brooks McNamara, inserts #9, 12; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 128, inserts #3, 36, 48
Research Facts
Made children's story books; also makes a Bread Preparation, Rumford Yeast Powder, and Horsford's baking powder
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Horsfords Acid Phosphate [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Advertisements
Archival, Mental Health
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
996001685
Description
Small paper trade card for Horsfords Acid Phosphate; front: chromolithograph of an old man playing an accordion while a young girl dances; back describes the benefits of this product; silhouette of Count Rumford in top left.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001685
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Advertisements
Archival, Mental Health
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Mental Health
Mental Health -- archival
Mental Health -- archival -- advertisments
Mental Health -- archival -- promotional
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Small paper trade card for Horsfords Acid Phosphate; front: chromolithograph of an old man playing an accordion while a young girl dances; back describes the benefits of this product; silhouette of Count Rumford in top left.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Schumacher & Ettlinger; Rumford Chemical Works (product)
Site Made (City)
New York; Providence
Site Made (State)
New York; Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Date Remarks
Chromolithography
Material
paper: blue; pink; brown; white; red
Inscriptions
Front: "HORSFORDS ACID PHOSPHATE // FOR MENTAL & PHYSICAL // EXHAUSTION, DYSPEPSIA &C. // "The Little Dancer" // IT MAKES A DELICIOUS DRINK // WITH WATER AND SUGAR ONLY."; back: "Prepared according to the directions of Prof. E.N. HORSFORD, // of Cambridge, Mass. // FOR DYSPEPSIA, // Indigestion, Headache, Mental & Physical // Exhaustion, Nervousness, Hysteria, ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.1 cm. x Width: 8.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: several stains, particularly in the top half
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
Made children's story books; also makes a Bread Preparation, Rumford Yeast Powder, and Horsford's baking powder
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Horsfords Acid Phosphate [advertising trade card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2723
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Mental Health
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
Accession Number
996001686
Description
Small paper trade card for Horsfords Acid Phosphate; front: chromolithograph of a young girl in pink and white.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001686
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Mental Health
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
Archival, Mental Health
Mental Health
Mental Health, Treatment
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Dyspepsia -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Mental Health
Mental Health -- archival
Mental Health -- archival -- advertisments
Mental Health -- archival -- promotional
Mental Health -- illness -- depression
Mental Health -- treatment
Mental Health -- treatment -- drugs
Mental Health -- treatment -- patent medicine -- cure all -- quackery
Description
Small paper trade card for Horsfords Acid Phosphate; front: chromolithograph of a young girl in pink and white.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Rumford Chemical Works (product)
Site Made (City)
Providence
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Date Remarks
Chromolithography
Material
paper: black; pink; grey; white
Inscriptions
Front: "HORSFORDS ACID PHOSPHATE // FOR MENTAL & PHYSICAL // EXHAUSTION, DYSPEPSIA &C. // OUR PET // IT MAKES A DELICIOUS DRINK // WITH WATER AND SUGAR ONLY."; back: "Prepared according to the directions of Prof. E.N. HORSFORD, // of Cambridge, Mass. // FOR DYSPEPSIA, // Indigestion, Headache, Mental & Physical // Exhaustion, Nervousness, Hysteria, Night Sweats of Consumption, etc. ...."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.9 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: slight stain along bottom middle from back and small piece of top paper from bottom right; back one spot where top paper has been lifted off surrounded by red and another with the red still attached (paper of some sort?)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
Made children's story books; also makes a Bread Preparation, Rumford Yeast Powder, and Horsford's baking powder
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Dr. Jane's Tonic Vermifuge [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001688
Description
Small paper trade card for Dr. Jayne and the various cures (an album card, 10th of a series); front: chromolithograph of a young "European" woman standing by a well and a young man hanging over the stone wall behind her; back: explanation of scene and ad for various Dr. Jayne products.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001688
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 Dr. Jayne and the various cures (an album card, 10th of a series); front: chromolithograph of a young "European" woman standing by a well and a young man hanging over the stone wall behind her; back: explanation of scene and ad for various Dr. Jayne products.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
paper: blue; brown; pink; green; yellow
Inscriptions
""The Talking Well" // is the subject of the pres- // ent Album Card -- the tenth // of our series. // According // to a prevalent European legend, Wells, when in the mood, would answer lovers' questions. In our picture, the maiden having ad- // dressed her queries at a propitious moment; is being favored, as she // thinks, by an answer from the well, but really from the lover, // whom she supposes far away...."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.6 cm. x Width: 7.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: top coat is worn to small white specks in a number of places; some staining along the edges; back: a crease near the bottom; top left edge has a "line" of paper gone (top coat)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 106, 137, 125, 10, 131, insert #38; "One for a Man, Two for a Horse" by Gerald Carson, pp. 78, 80, 108; "Nostrums & Quackery" Vol. I, pp. 335-336, 350; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey Young, pp. 137-138, 175, 207; "Secret Nostrums & Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, pp. 97, 98; "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young, p. 129
Research Facts
Jayne's Expectorant contained opium and digitalis; started by Dr. David Jayne; claimed to have invented the patent medicine collection; expectorant contained 15% alcohol and opium, the continued use of which was harmful, especially to infants and children; one child died from such usage in 1908; presented by E. F. Dutton, Barton Orleans Co., Vermont
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Dr. Jane's Tonic Vermifuge [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001693
Description
Small paper trade card for Dr. Jayne's products (album card #6); front: chromolithograph of a young girl wearing her basket for a hat; back: description of scene and various ads for Dr. Jayne products.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001693
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 Dr. Jayne's products (album card #6); front: chromolithograph of a young girl wearing her basket for a hat; back: description of scene and various ads for Dr. Jayne products.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
paper: blue; pink; brown; green; purple
Inscriptions
"ON the other side we present you with a copy of Schlesinger's // beautiful picture, entitled, "Le Derniere Mode," -- meaning // in plain English, "The Latest Fashion." The young girl having // adjusted the basket to her own satisfaction, seems by the archness // of her expression to inquire, "How do you like it?" This is the // sixth of our Album Series, and we trust will be as favorably re- // ceived ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.6 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; front: quite a few places where top "coat" has worn off; left bottom corner has been worn to a curve; edges a little worn; back: light staining just about everywhere
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Janes' Tonic Vermifuge [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001695
Description
Small paper trade card for Dr. Jayne's products (album card #15); front: chromolithograph of three women and a man around a table, listening to the man read from the Bible; back: description of scene and various Dr. Jayne products.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001695
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 Dr. Jayne's products (album card #15); front: chromolithograph of three women and a man around a table, listening to the man read from the Bible; back: description of scene and various Dr. Jayne products.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
paper: blue; red; brown; green; white
Inscriptions
""WORDS OF COMFORT" // Is the significant title of our Fifteenth Card, illustrating a scene // familiar to many homes in Christian lands, and is, we think, the // best executed of our series. The reverent air and thoughtful // countenance of each member of the group -- the appropriate expres- // sion of each individual, so beautifully and carefully delineated, // shows the sympathetic genius of the celebrated Scotch artist, // Thomas Faed, ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.7 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: a number of areas worn white, especially top left quadrant; back: large piece of "top coat" has been torn up; all down the left side are the remnants of an adhesive and the paper once attached to it
Copy Type
Original
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K Cough Drops [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001696
Description
Small paper trade card for K Cough Drops; front: chromolithograph of a young girl framed in a circle with a bouquet extending diagonally "under" it; back: tells where to buy it and the cost, etc.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001696
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Cough -- drug therapy, advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for K Cough Drops; front: chromolithograph of a young girl framed in a circle with a bouquet extending diagonally "under" it; back: tells where to buy it and the cost, etc.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Kibbe Bros. & Co.
Site Made (City)
Springfield
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
paper: blue; red; black; green; yellow
Inscriptions
Front: "K COUGH DROPS // TRADE MARK"; back: "FOR COUGHS & COLDS, // NOTHING BETTER THAN // K COUGH DROPS. // Ask for the // DECORATED 1-4 lb. BOX, ONLY 10c. // MANUFACTURED BY // KIBBE BROS. & CO., ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.5 cm. x Width: 7.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: quite messy; many small spots where top coat has come off or worn away to white; a number of dark brown dots all over front; top middle edge is slightly torn; back: dark brown stains, bottom right; large light brown stain centre
Copy Type
Original
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Lactart (Milk Acid) [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001697
Description
Small paper trade card for Lactart; front: chromolithograph of a milkmaid walking down a stile with her milk pail on her head, cows, fields, etc. in the background; back: usual description praising the product
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001697
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Milk -- advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Lactart; front: chromolithograph of a milkmaid walking down a stile with her milk pail on her head, cows, fields, etc. in the background; back: usual description praising the product
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Avery Lactate Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Date Remarks
Before 1906, "cures"
Material
paper: blue; pink; black; green; brown
Inscriptions
"LACTART // (MILK ACID) // "MAKES A // DELICIOUS BEVERAGE // WITH WATER & SUGAR ONLY." // RELIEVES // FEVERS, HEADACHE, // WAKEFULNESS, // NERVOUS DEPRESSION // AND // URINARY TROUBLES // AVERY LACTATE CO. // BOSTON, // MASS // U.S.A."; back: "THE NEW ACID BEVERAGE AND TONIC. // Indorsed by the Highest Medical Authority. // AS A BEVERAGE. // Healthful, Invigorating, Delicious; aiding // digestion ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.9 cm. x Width: 6.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; front: top right corner is a little worn; back: top left corner has a crease; blue ink stain bottom middle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 71
Research Facts
Had a "milk base" -- note the cows
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Tolu Rock & Rye [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001698
Description
Small paper trade card for Tolu Rock & Rye; front: chromolithograph of a central oval of a woman next to a bottle of the product, holding a glass of it; outside oval are flowers, trees and various stages of the manufacturing process; back: blank.
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001698
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Cough -- drug therapy, advertisements
Respiration Disorders -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Lung Disease -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Tolu Rock & Rye; front: chromolithograph of a central oval of a woman next to a bottle of the product, holding a glass of it; outside oval are flowers, trees and various stages of the manufacturing process; back: blank.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Shober & Carqueville Lith. Co; Lawrence & Martin (product)
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Date Remarks
Made between 1860 (chromolithography) and 1906 when "cure" could not be used
Material
paper: blue; red; black; green; yellow
Inscriptions
"LAWRENCE // AND // MARTIN'S // TOLU // ROCK // AND // RYE // THE GREAT CURE FOR // COUGHS, COLDS // AND // CONSUMPTION // AND ALL // DISEASES OF // THE THROAT // AND // LUNGS. // ASK YOUR GROCER OR DRUGGIST FOR IT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.3 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: small part of an old price sticker (the rest I managed to remove); back: large stains in four corners from old adhesive
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
Medical Archives Exhibit, Ann Baillie Bldg., Oct. 2005
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