Trade card of light card advertising "Vegetine"; front: upper left corner shows bottle on its side with "Nature's Remedy Vegetine The Great Blood Purifier" printed on it in capitals; illustration of two little boys being chased by a giant bee; back: black printing on white describing composition; t…
Trade card of light card advertising "Vegetine"; front: upper left corner shows bottle on its side with "Nature's Remedy Vegetine The Great Blood Purifier" printed on it in capitals; illustration of two little boys being chased by a giant bee; back: black printing on white describing composition; testimonial; maker's name and address.
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Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before)
Front reads, "NATURE'S REMEDY // VEGETINE // THE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER"; back reads: "VEGETINE // THE BARKS, ROOTS AND HERBS // FROM WHICH VEGETINE IS MADE, // IN POWDER FORM // SOLD FOR 50 CTS A PACKAGE. // ONE PACKAGE WILL MAKE // TWO BOTTLES OF VEGETINE // IN LIQUID FORM // VEGETINE // IN POWDER FORM // WILL MEET THE WANTS OF THOUSANDS. // [testimonial follows] // PREPARED BY // H. R. STEVENS, // SOLE PROPRIETOR OF VEGETINE // 464 BROADWAY, BOSTON, MASS. // VEGETINE IS SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS"
Storage Room 2005
Length: 7.3 cm. x Width: 11.0 cm.
No rips or tears, flexible; back has four marks from previous gluing, and some writing
"One For a Man, Two For a Horse: A Pictorial History, Grave and Comic, of Patent Medicine" by Gerald Carson, New York: Bramhall House, 1961; "Step Right Up" by Brooks McNamara, p.4 of colour insert (a different picture); "Nineteenth-Century Proprietary Medicine Trade Cards", a slide show prepared by William H. Helfand for the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy; also see 996.001.741 - .745
A tonic for "tired blood" -- Vegetine's advertising copywriters promised that it was a radical cure for diseases arising from blood i mpurity -- recommended for skin diseases and almost everything else.