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Bromo-Seltzer Tower [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1911
circa 1911
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001480
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused, of Bromo-Seltzer Tower Building crowned with its blue bottle (illuminated at night) and clocks which use "BROMOSELTZER" instead of numbers; colour chromolithography facsimile; street trolleys and motorcars below; back: detailed description of building.
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Accession Number
996001480
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused, of Bromo-Seltzer Tower Building crowned with its blue bottle (illuminated at night) and clocks which use "BROMOSELTZER" instead of numbers; colour chromolithography facsimile; street trolleys and motorcars below; back: detailed description of building.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Emerson Drug Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1911
circa 1911
Date Remarks
Copyrighted in 1911, erected in 1911, so must be around the same time
Material
paper: red; black; blue; brown; yellow
Inscriptions
Front: "BROMO-SELTZER TOWER BUILDING // LABORATORIES AND HOME OFFICES OF // EMERSON DRUG CO., BALTIMORE, MD. // COPYRIGHT 1911, BY EMERSON DRUG CO."; back: "Place Stamp // Here // Domestic: // Canada, Cuba, // Mexico, Hawaii, Phillipines, Porto Rico [their spelling!] // , 1 cent // Foreign: // 2 cents"; rest is a long description: "Total height of tower, 357 feet. The bottle on top, a // fac-simile of the regular ten cent Bromo-Seltzer bottle, // but about 10,000,000 times larger, is 51 feet high, 20 1/2 // feet in diameter, weighs 17 tons, and revolves at the rate // of 107 feet per minute. There are 596 electric lights in // Bottle and Crown surmounting it, which can be seen at // a distance of 20 miles. // The Bromo-Seltzer clock is the largest four dial gravity // clock in the world.The dial is 24 feet in diameter. The // minute hand is 12 feet 7 inches long, and weighs 175 // pounds. The hour hand is 9 feet 8 inches long and // weighs 145 pounds. The pendulum is 15 feet long and // weighs 475 pounds. The clock is automatically wound // by an electric motor every six hours"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Edges and corners slightly worn; right bottom edge has a definite crease / indentation; left top edge also has a worn patch and indentation; back: stain left and right; age/sun discolouration, but not bad
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
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Brown's Iron Bitters trade card

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Dates
1870
circa 1870
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001662
Description
Small paper trade card for Brown's Iron Bitters; front: child peeking around a barrel in which two puppies live and are very curious about the kitten who is investigating their bowl of bones; back: discusses what their product does.
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Accession Number
996001662
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 Brown's Iron Bitters; front: child peeking around a barrel in which two puppies live and are very curious about the kitten who is investigating their bowl of bones; back: discusses what their product does.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Brown Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Date Remarks
May be around 1906 since it protests it does not cure everything
Material
paper: green; blue; yellow; brown; black
Inscriptions
"BROWN'S IRON BITTERS, // THE // BEST // TONIC."; back: "A Question about Brown's Iron Bitters // Answered. // The question has probably been asked thousands of times // "How can Brown's Iron Bitters cure everything?" Well, // it doesn't. But it does cure any disease for which a reputa- // ble physician would prescribe Iron. ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.6 cm. x Width: 7.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; several spots on front where top paper has come off; corners a little worn and soft
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
Also made Brown's Aromatic Cordial Bitters, Brown's Vim Nerve Tonic, which were alcoholic preparations; ingredients: iron, 1 gr.; Calisaya bark, 2 gr.; Phosphorus, 1-200 gr.; Coca, 1 gr.; Viburnum prunifolium, 1 gr.; reputed to contain 19.5% alcohol; true-to-life depiction of current fashion; Lily Lantry, a popular actress, was used in Brown's advertising
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Brown's Iron Bitters trade card

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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001663
Description
Small paper trade card for Brown's Iron Bitters; front: chromolithograph of the actress Lily Langtry; back describes how their product is ideal for females
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Accession Number
996001663
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 Brown's Iron Bitters; front: chromolithograph of the actress Lily Langtry; back describes how their product is ideal for females
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Burrow-Giles Lith. Co.; Brown Chemical Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("certain cure") but use of Mrs. Langtry indicates turn of the century
Material
paper: green; pink; yellow; brown; black
Inscriptions
"BROWN'S IRON BITTER'S // THE BEST TONIC // MRS. LANGTRY // THE JERSEY LILY // CERTAIN CURE FOR // DISEASES REQUIRING A // COMPLETE TONIC. INDIGESTION // DYSPEPSIA, INTERMITTENT FEVERS // WANT OF APPETITE, LOSS OF STRENGTH // LACK OF ENERGY, MALARIA AND // MALARIAL FEVERS &c. ENRICHES // THE BLOOD, STRENGTHENS THE MUS- // CLES & GIVES NEW LIFE TO NERVES ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.2 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Lots of creases and white marks where ink has worn away; back: quite age/sun discoloured; quite a few pieces of paper stuck to the card; written on in pencil at bottom; several small stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
Also made Brown's Aromatic Cordial Bitters, Brown's Vim Nerve Tonic, which were alcoholic preparations; ingredients: iron, 1 gr.; Calisaya bark, 2 gr.; Phosphorus, 1-200 gr.; Coca, 1 gr.; Viburnum prunifolium, 1 gr.; reputed to contain 19.5% alcohol; true-to-life depiction of current fashion; Lily Langtry, a popular actress, was used in Brown's advertising; belonged to a Florence Brenor (?).
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A Gift For Young and Old St. Jacob's Oil 1881 [advertising booklet]

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Dates
1881
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.243
Description
Paper advertising booklet for St. Jacob's Oil with two staple closure has decorative cover printed on green paper; contents describes the various uses of the product throughout the booklet while interjecting anecdotes, stories, cartoons and advertisements; bound with string; 32 pages.
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Accession Number
1977.12.243
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertising
Pamphlets
Description
Paper advertising booklet for St. Jacob's Oil with two staple closure has decorative cover printed on green paper; contents describes the various uses of the product throughout the booklet while interjecting anecdotes, stories, cartoons and advertisements; bound with string; 32 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
A. Vogeler & Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1881
Date Remarks
Printed on cover
Material
paper: cream, green
ink: black
fabric: white
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: "A // GIFT // FOR // YOUNG // AND // OLD // St. Jacobs Oil // 1881 // A. VOGELER & CO. // BALTIMORE, M.D."; handwritten on front cover: "Dresden"; handwritten on first page: "J. A. Goodwin"; stamped on back cover: "W. A. BIBBER & CO., // Druggists & Apothecaries // Boynton's Block, Main St., Richmond, [Illeg.]e"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder B
Length
21.4 cm
Width
15.7 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Paper is yellowed; cover has faded; minor tears and area of loss at edges and coreners, and along spine
Copy Type
Original
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