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Pond's Extract trade card

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Dates
1898
circa 1898
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001412
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Pond's Extract; front: colour, chromolithograph; a mouse is in an empty bottle of Pond's Extract; outside a wine glass and spoon lay next to the bottle and a dog and a cat are trying to reach the mouse through the bottle; a picture of the bottle in wrapper in the top …
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Accession Number
996001412
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Analgesics -- advertisements
Pain -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Pond's Extract; front: colour, chromolithograph; a mouse is in an empty bottle of Pond's Extract; outside a wine glass and spoon lay next to the bottle and a dog and a cat are trying to reach the mouse through the bottle; a picture of the bottle in wrapper in the top right-hand corner; back: tan with brown writing; lists everything it cures, warns about substitutes ("Pond's Extract" is blown in glass) and shows a facsimile of the product bottle in the wrapper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Pond's Extract Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1898
circa 1898
Date Remarks
Product dated at 1848; still around in 1911 (Hudson Bay catalogue) and after W.W.I (1918); cost 40 c and 75 c in Eaton's in 1893; according to "The Toadstool Millionaires", it had been in business for 30 years in 1878, making the start at around 1848; card claims 50 years, so likely made c.1898
Material
paper: red; yellow; blue; brown; grey
Inscriptions
Front: "ANOTHER LIFE SAVED BY // POND'S EXTRACT; back: "FOR FIFTY YEARS THE UNEQUALED VEGETABLE PAIN DESTROYER. // NEVER HARMFUL. ALWAYS BENEFICIAL. // PRESCRIBED BY PHYSICIANS EVERYWHERE // IS INVALUABLE FOR // Catarrh Cuts Chafing // Soreness Piles Sunburn // Influenza Boils Lameness // [etc. - lists everything it heals] // BEWARE OF IMITATIONS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.2 cm. x Width: 9.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: right corner bent, and very few spots of white showing; on the right-hand edge, a small tear near the middle; back: some blue staining, otherwise very good
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, colour plates 35, 46, 64; "The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, p. 3; "One For A Man, Two For A Horse" by Gerald Carson, pp. 57, 109 (same card but in black and white); "The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey Young, pp. 186-187; "Step Right Up" by Brooks McNamara, colour insert # 7
Research Facts
Contained witch-hazel, traded on epidemic scare in New York by advertising its effectiveness on meningitis (it has no effect); used Outcault's "Buster Brown" for advertising between 1902 and W.W. I, "The Universal Pain Extractor", before federal legislation
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Perry Davis' Vegetable Pain-Killer [advertising 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
996001414
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Perry Davis' Vegetable Pain Killer; front: colour chromolithograph depicting six chubby cherubs carrying a bottle over the globe with the first one strewing flowers along their path; globe has Providence, Rhode Island labelled; back: black on aged cream, telling when …
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Accession Number
996001414
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Analgesics -- advertisements
Pain -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Perry Davis' Vegetable Pain Killer; front: colour chromolithograph depicting six chubby cherubs carrying a bottle over the globe with the first one strewing flowers along their path; globe has Providence, Rhode Island labelled; back: black on aged cream, telling when it was introduced, where to buy it, and the cost; bottom half shows which druggist presented this card.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995.
Maker
Perry Davis & Son, Proprietors
Site Made (City)
Providence
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
paper: tan
ink: orange; yellow; blue; green; pink
Inscriptions
Front: "JOY TO THE WORLD // PERRY DAVIS' // Vegetable // PAIN-KILLER"; bottle reads: "A PURELY VEGETABLE MEDICINE // MEDICINE // FOR INTERNAL and EXTERNAL USE"; back: "THE OLD STANDARD FAMILY MEDICINE"; tells when it was introduced, where to buy it, the cost, and who it was presented by, and their address
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.6 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: top right corner, front part of paper has torn off, but very small; back: slightly stained and sun-aged
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, insert # 30; "One
For A Man, Two For A Horse" by Gerald Carson, p. 94; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by James
Harvey Young, p. 187; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 110, 147-153;
"History of Patent Medicines" - exhibit prepared by Dr. R.G. Guest, pp. 6-7; also see 996.001.441, .442, .446, .447, .451-.453, .572-.575; CD #6; CD #8
Research Facts
Product devised in 1840, registered in 1845, still sold in 1965, although now labelled "Liniment, Pain Killer Brandy"; still in business when Theodore Roosevelt sent the "Great White Fleet" around the world.
Supposedly cures cholera; said to contain various gums, camphor, and cayenne pepper (see amusing story, Carson, p. 94); claimed to have been used throughout the world in a mere 40 years, since it began, very popular in the 1880's, with many plank fences bearing its name; carried around the world by missionaries, sailors, one of the most successful, etc.; picture of card appears on cover of Bingham's book; gums included - myrrh, opium, benzoin, fuiaic, plus capsicum and alcohol; capsicum is a blistering agent and gastric stimulant.
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Perry Davis' Vegetable Painkiller [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001442
Description
Cardboard blotter for Painkiller (Perry Davis); black and white; left side has a facsimile of box; right side has title written in "oriental-slant" letters, with a description of what to take it and apply it for; company name; back: grey-white paper.
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Accession Number
996001442
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Analgesics -- advertisements
Pain -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard blotter for Painkiller (Perry Davis); black and white; left side has a facsimile of box; right side has title written in "oriental-slant" letters, with a description of what to take it and apply it for; company name; back: grey-white paper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995.
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co.
Site Made (City)
New York; Montreal
Site Made (State)
New York; Quebec
Site Made (Country)
USA / Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
"Painkiller // (PERRY DAVIS) // TAKE IT FOR // Chills, Colds, Stomach and Bowel // Cramps, Diarrhoea, etc. // APPLY IT FOR // Sprains, Bruises, Bites and Stings // Strained Muscles and Rheumatic // Pains. // TRADE MARK REGISTERED // CHILLS, CROUP, // COLDS, GRIPPE, // CRAMPS, COLIC, // DIARRHOEA, // BURNS, BRUISES, // FROST BITES, SPRAINS, // CHILBLAINS, TOOTHACHE, // SORE THROAT // MADE ONLY BY // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO., NEW YORK AND MONTREAL
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.3 cm. x Width: 8.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Edges are soft; bottom edge is slightly stained
Copy Type
Original
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Perry Davis' Vegetable Painkiller [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001451
Description
Cardboard blotter for Painkiller (Perry Davis); black and white; left side has a facsimile of box; right side has title written in "oriental-slant" letters, with a description of what to take it and apply it for; company name; back: off-white paper.
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Accession Number
996001451
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Analgesics -- advertisements
Pain -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard blotter for Painkiller (Perry Davis); black and white; left side has a facsimile of box; right side has title written in "oriental-slant" letters, with a description of what to take it and apply it for; company name; back: off-white paper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995.
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Material
paper: cream
ink: red; black
Inscriptions
"Painkiller // (PERRY DAVIS) // TAKE IT FOR // Chills, Colds, Stomach and Bowel // Cramps, Diarrhoea, etc. // APPLY IT FOR // Sprains, Bruises, Bites and Stings // Strained Muscles and Rheumatic // Pains. // TRADE MARK REGISTERED // CHILLS, CROUP, // COLDS, GRIPPE, // CRAMPS, COLIC, // DIARRHOEA, // BURNS, BRUISES, // FROST BITES, SPRAINS, // CHILBLAINS, TOOTHACHE, // SORE THROAT // MADE ONLY BY // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO., NEW YORK AND MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.3 cm. x Width: 8.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight red ink stain at bottom right and some discolouration due to age
Copy Type
Original
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Perry Davis' Vegetable Painkiller [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001452
Description
Cardboard blotter for Painkiller (Perry Davis); black and white; left side has a facsimile of box; right side has title written in "oriental-slant" letters, with a description of what to take it and apply it for; company name; back: off-white paper.
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Accession Number
996001452
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Analgesics -- advertisements
Pain -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard blotter for Painkiller (Perry Davis); black and white; left side has a facsimile of box; right side has title written in "oriental-slant" letters, with a description of what to take it and apply it for; company name; back: off-white paper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15 1995.
Maker
Davis & Lawrence Co.
Site Made (City)
New York; Montreal
Site Made (State)
New York; Quebec
Site Made (Country)
USA / Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Date Remarks
See 996.001.442
Material
paper: cream
ink: black; blue-grey
Inscriptions
"Painkiller // (PERRY DAVIS) // TAKE IT FOR // Chills, Colds, Stomach and Bowel // Cramps, Diarrhoea, etc. // APPLY IT FOR // Sprains, Bruises, Bites and Stings // Strained Muscles and Rheumatic // Pains. // TRADE MARK REGISTERED // CHILLS, CROUP, // COLDS, GRIPPE, // CRAMPS, COLIC, // DIARRHOEA, // BURNS, BRUISES, // FROST BITES, SPRAINS, // CHILBLAINS, TOOTHACHE, // SORE THROAT // MADE ONLY BY // DAVIS & LAWRENCE CO., NEW YORK AND MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.3 cm. x Width: 8.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: right corner top creased and bent, edges are stained, especially bottom and top left; back: some small stains, left bottom corner creased; edges are soft
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001806
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both sides of the page
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Accession Number
996001806
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines -- advertisements
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both
sides of the page
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
"60 years", if began in 1840's then it should be sometime after 1900
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"Humphreys' Remedies; Veterinary Remedies, Witch Hazel Ointment (Comp.) // and // Marvel Witch
Hazel // DR. HUMPHREYS' REMEDIES // NO. FOR PRICE ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-4-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 31.8 cm. x Width: 31.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; various creases and a few stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.291-.295, .619-.625, .764, .791, .806; CD #3
Research Facts
See 996.001.619
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Dates
20-Jul-70
circa July 20, 1970
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001845
Description
Paper letter enclosed in 996.001.844; one side describes stamp, other promotes Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.; dimensions are given for letter unfolded.
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Accession Number
996001845
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Paper letter enclosed in 996.001.844; one side describes stamp, other promotes Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.; dimensions are given for letter unfolded.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
20-Jul-70
circa July 20, 1970
Date Remarks
Date of issue
Material
paper: green-grey
Inscriptions
"6-CENT // WILDLIFE CONSERVATION // COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMP // The 6-cent Wildlife Conservation stamp will be first placed on sale at Custer, South Dakota, // on ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 27.8 cm. x Width: 21.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; several creases
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
See 996.001.844 (envelope containing this letter)
Research Facts
See the sheet
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Dates
May 1 1969
circa May 1 1969
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001848
Description
Paper letter (with watermark) from Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd. which talks about Grandma Moses and then promotes their products.
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Accession Number
996001848
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Correspondence, ephemera
Art -- ephemera
Advertisements
Description
Paper letter (with watermark) from Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd. which talks about Grandma Moses and then promotes their products.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Elliott-Marion Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
May 1 1969
circa May 1 1969
Date Remarks
Dated
Material
paper: black; blue
Inscriptions
"Dear Doctor: // A traveller, in 1939, stopped at Thomas' Drug Store in // Hoosick Falls, N.Y. He saw there Grandma Moses' first // one-man show. He immediately bought all ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 26.6 cm. x Width: 18.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; two creases
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
See 996.001.846 (envelope containing this letter) and 996.001.847 (an accompanying letter)
Research Facts
Read this letter and 996.001.847
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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
005009008
Description
A seven-page paper pamphlet advertising Borocaine.
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Accession Number
005009008
Collection
Dr. James (Jim) Robert Ronald McCrindle Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
MM= Drugs -- anesthetics -- advertisements
Description
A seven-page paper pamphlet advertising Borocaine.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. McCrindle
Maker
The British Drug Houses Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Donor's remarks.
Material
paper; white
Inscriptions
"'BOROCAINE' // The New Local Anaesthetic. // Completely supersedes Cocaine. // THE BRITISH DRUG HOUSES LTD. // Makers of Fine Chemicals, // GRAHAM ST., CITY ROAD, LONDON, N.1. // Chemical Worls: Whart Road, London, N.1." printed on the cover.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #8
Dimension Notes
Length 21.7 cm x Width 14.0 cm
Condition Remarks
A few discolourations.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #7
Research Facts
Dr. McCrindle was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1862 but moved to Scotland in 1882 where he graduated with his degree in general medicine and surgery from the University of Glasgow in 1885; he returned to Jamaica in 1904; this collection accompanies 1989.10.1; Borocaine (ethocaine borate) was used as a general anaesthetic.
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Pond's Extract [advertising brochure]

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.240
Description
An original double-sided, single sheet, paper advertising brochure folded in half, black print, image of product bottle.
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Accession Number
1977.12.240
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Advertising
Analgesics -- advertisements
Pain -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Description
An original double-sided, single sheet, paper advertising brochure folded in half, black print, image of product bottle.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Pond's Extract Company of Canada, Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "Pond's Extract // STANDARD FOR OVER // ONE HUNDRED YEARS // [image of bottle] // POND'S EXTRACT COMPANY // OF CANADA, LIMITED // 791 ST. CLAIR AVE. WEST TORONTO // U.S.A. Laboratories Clinton, Conn."; on inside: "POND'S EXTRACT // For 100 Years the Most Reliable Family Remedy" followed by lengthy advertising, what it cures, how to use it, continuing onto the back page.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length 13.6 cm x Width 17.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Tear through both pages at top; some yellowing.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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