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Marlin Texas [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1949
circa 1949
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001472
Description
Medium-weight card of an older man playing baseball while two men and one child watch; bottom has an advertisement for Marlin Texas Natural Hot Mineral Waters; back contains post-marked stamp with personal writing; "Natural Color Card"
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Accession Number
996001472
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Health Resorts -- advertisements
Mineral Waters -- advertisements
Marlin (Texas) -- advertisements
Description
Medium-weight card of an older man playing baseball while two men and one child watch; bottom has an advertisement for Marlin Texas Natural Hot Mineral Waters; back contains post-marked stamp with personal writing; "Natural Color Card"
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, on Oct. 16 1994, Washington, D.C.
Maker
E.C. Kropp
Site Made (City)
Milwaukee
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1949
circa 1949
Date Remarks
Postmarked Sept. 9, 1949
Material
paper: orange; yellow; blue; green; white; brown; red; black
Inscriptions
Front inscription: two men discuss health improvements: "Health begins in Marlin, Texas // Famous FOR // ITS NATURAL HOT MINERAL WATERS // FOR INFORMATION WRITE MARLIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & AGRICULTURE"; back: "Compliments of BUIE CLINIC // THE MARLIN BATH HOUSE // Regards // From // Frank and Jane // Kelly // Post CARD // Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fox // 700 Cohorton N.Y. // Published by "Natural Color Card" by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis. - EIF -"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.2 cm. x Width: 9.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front right top: post mark, two stains on centre front; on back: stains near top middle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Crazy Water - The Story of Mineral Wells and Other Texas Health Resorts" by Gene Fowler (from the library of Dr. M.A. Chiong), Texas Christian University Press, Fort Worth, 1991, pp. 70, 71, 77
Research Facts
Buie Clinic opened in 1913; Dr. Neil Dugald Buie was a firm believer in the health-giving properties of Marlin's mineral water; Dr. Buie summarized historical balneotherapy in a 1931 paper; the concept of mineral water as a health method dclined to the point of the Buie building being abandoned i.n 1990
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