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Wintersmith's Tonic for Malaria [advertising matchbook]

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001454
Description
Cardboard matchbook advertising Wintersmith's Tonic for Malaria; outside has orange-yellow background with purple lettering; inside: a facsimile of a Bible, which is free with the top of one large carton, black on grey.
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Accession Number
996001454
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
Classification
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Business
Communication
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Antimalarials -- advertisements
Malaria -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Description
Cardboard matchbook advertising Wintersmith's Tonic for Malaria; outside has orange-yellow background with purple lettering; inside: a facsimile of a Bible, which is free with the top of one large carton, black on grey.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15 1995 (before).
Maker
Diamond Match Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
paper: yellow; purple; black
Inscriptions
Outside: "WINTERSMITH'S // TONIC // for MALARIA // Made in U.S.A. // THE DIAMOND MATCH CO. N.Y.C. // SEE INSIDE COVER // CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING MATCH"; inside: "Get this FREE BIBLE! // For over 70 years grateful people all over the South have trusted // Wintersmith's Tonic for the relief of Malaria. // To convince // YOU, we are offering this complete, 761-page Holy Bible, FREE // Just mail the top from one large carton (or the tops from two // small cartons) to Wintersmith Chemical Co., Louisville, Ky. // WINTERSMITH'S // TONIC for Malaria"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.3 cm. x Width: 4.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Dirty with age and creases very apparent; staple has been removed with whatever was left of the matches
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

Ayer's Ague Cure [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.220
Description
An original double-sided advertising card; image on front is of a log cabin with an adult and small child in a forest with a rowboat on water, second image on front is of two frogs with Ayer’s product being approached by a crocodile; image on back is of a frog climbing an Ayer’s bottle; most of bac…
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Accession Number
1977.12.220
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Advertising
Antimalarials -- advertisements
Malaria -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Description
An original double-sided advertising card; image on front is of a log cabin with an adult and small child in a forest with a rowboat on water, second image on front is of two frogs with Ayer’s product being approached by a crocodile; image on back is of a frog climbing an Ayer’s bottle; most of back printed area missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: cream
ink: brown; green; red
Inscriptions
Overprinted on front: "AYER'S AGUE CURE // IS WARRANTED TO CURE // ALL MALARIAL DISORDERS // Prepared by // Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 5.4 cm x Width 11.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Back of card is missing; only edges of print are still visible; piece of large orange sticker is on back, adhesive tape holds together bottom-left corner of card.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail