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Ayer's Ague Cure [advertising trade card]

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001650
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Ague Cure; front: chromolithograph of a young woman giving this to a Mexican lad in a tropical locale.
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Accession Number
996001650
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- anti-pyretic -- advertisements
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Ague Cure; front: chromolithograph of a young woman giving this to a Mexican lad in a tropical locale.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: green; blue; red; yellow; black
Inscriptions
"AYER'S AGUE CURE // IS WARRANTED TO CURE // FEVER & AGUE AND ALL // MALARIAL DISORDERS. // OVER."; back: "AYER'S AGUE CURE IS // a purely vegetable bitter and // powerful tonic ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.1 cm. x Width: 6.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
A number of large creases, "breaking" the paper in front or back; some general stains (dirt) and a small amount of age/sun discolouration; front: left bottom corner, top paper has ripped away
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Secret Nostrums & Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 9
Research Facts
Contained amorphous cinchona alkaloids, cinchonine, cinchonidine, quinine, and quinidine
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Sulphur and Iron Bitters [advertising trade card]

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001729
Description
Paper trade card, multicoloured, advertising Sulphur and Iron Bitters.
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Accession Number
996001729
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper trade card, multicoloured, advertising Sulphur and Iron Bitters.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Climax Chemical Co. (product); J.D. Whelan & Co., Lith.
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
paper: blue; green; black; white; orange; yellow; grey; brown; pink
Inscriptions
Front reads, "SULPHUR & IRON BITTERS"; back reads, "FAILING! // That is what a great many people are doing. They // don't just know what is the matter, but they have a com- // bination of aches and pains, and each month they grow // worse."; goes on to claim that product is a blood purifier and enricher, which restores health; testimonial; claims that product cures "kidney and liver diseases, consumption, rheumatism, neuralgia, dyspepsia, biliousness, intermittent fevers, etc."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.1 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Lower right corner and upper left corner slightly bent; back discoloured; some of top layer of paper torn off
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Leonhardt's Anti-Pill [advertising brochure]

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.187
Description
A rectangular sheet of paper folded in half to form four pages; has instructions for the use of Dr. Leonhardt's Anti-Pill and Hem-Roid as well as a listing of diseases and conditions that these products cured, and what caused them.
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Accession Number
1977.12.187
Author
Anonymous
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
A rectangular sheet of paper folded in half to form four pages; has instructions for the use of Dr. Leonhardt's Anti-Pill and Hem-Roid as well as a listing of diseases and conditions that these products cured, and what caused them.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. Murdoch.
Maker
Wilson-Fyle Co.
Site Made (City)
Niagara Falls
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
paper: off-white
Inscriptions
Printed in black ink on the front page: "DR. LEONHARDT'S // ANTI-PILL // [long horizontal line] // [printed in the left-hand column] Instructions – Please read and follow carefully. // WHAT IS ANTI-PILL? // Anti-Pill is a scien [illeg.] remedy prepared for family use and contains the most remedial agents that money can buy or laboratory skill can supply. [see photocopy for more detail]"; printed on back page in black ink: "Causes. // Anything that induces or permits a // stagnation of blood in the lower bowel // will cause piles. The causes are, there- // fore, of two – active and passive. [see photocopy for more details]"
Dimension Notes
Length 21.6 cm x Width 27.6 cm
Condition Remarks
The paper has yellowed quite a bit with age and has torn at the edges; folds in the paper have become brittle; on the front are brown spots and marks.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Mrs. Murdoch was the daughter of Dr. Haber F. Teney.
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Dr. Humphreys' Witch Hazel Oil [advertising card]

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.226
Description
An original double-sided paper advertising card; image on front of a standing corseted woman with a fencing sword in her hand; image on back is in the upper left-hand corner and is a line drawing of a barefoot woman in dress holding crossed branches over her head.
  2 images  
Accession Number
1977.12.226
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Wound Healing
Hemorrhoids
Description
An original double-sided paper advertising card; image on front of a standing corseted woman with a fencing sword in her hand; image on back is in the upper left-hand corner and is a line drawing of a barefoot woman in dress holding crossed branches over her head.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. Humphreys' Med. Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: cream
ink: black; red; green; brown
Inscriptions
In an oval, overprinted in the upper left-hand corner: around the upper circumferance is, "ONE APPLICATION GIVES RELIEF"; in middle: "FOR // PILES"; under this, on lower circumferance is, "SAMPLE FREE"; printed on back: “DR. HUMPHREYS' // WITCH HAZEL OIL. // For Piles. // Sample mailed free. // One application gives relief. // Its continued use permanently cures // Piles or Hemorrhoids – External or // Internal, Blind or Bleeding, Itching // or Burning, Fissures and Fistulas. // It cures Burns, Scalds and Ulcerations // and Contractions from Burns. The relief // instant – healing wonderful. // It cures Inflamed or Caked Breasts and // Sore Nipples. Invaluable. // It cures Salt Rheum, Tetters, Scurfy // Eruptions, Chapped Hands, Fever Blisters. // Sore Lips or Nostrils, Corns, Blisters, Bunions, Sore // and Chafed Feet, Stings of Insects, Mos- // quito Bites and Sunburns. // THREE SIZES, 25c, 50c, and $1.00”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 12.7 cm x Width 8.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor wear around edges, bottom right corner missing, adhesive tape on bottom edge, minor yellowing on back.
Copy Type
Original
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Brown's Vermifuge Confits or Worm Lozenges [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
996001401
Description
Trade card on light card advertising Brown's Vermifuge Comfits or Worm Lozenges -- lettering on front in capitals; front: family, mother and two children on yellow background with red lettering; back: black print on white background, Brown's Vermifuge Comfits or Worm Lozenges with "Treatment of the…
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Accession Number
996001401
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Anthelmintics -- advertisements
Parasitic Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Trade card on light card advertising Brown's Vermifuge Comfits or Worm Lozenges -- lettering on front in capitals; front: family, mother and two children on yellow background with red lettering; back: black print on white background, Brown's Vermifuge Comfits or Worm Lozenges with "Treatment of the Drowned".
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15,1995 (before).
Maker
J. Ottman
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Colour lithograph -- post 1860
Material
light card: yellow; red; green; black; white; buff; blue; pink
Inscriptions
Front reads, "BROWN'S // VERMIFUGE COMFITS // OR WORM LOZENGES"; back reads: "Brown's Vermifuge Comfits // or Worm Lozenges // Commit this to Memory. The knowlege may enable you to save a life. // Treatment of the Drowned // [detailed instructions follow] // For Sale Everywhere // 25 cts. per Box"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.0 cm. x Width: 7.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
No rips or tears, flexible; some printing on back removed, remainder is legible edge in pencil
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Dr. Chase's Recipes or Information For Everybody", 1862; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, The Christopher Publishing House, 1994, Hanover, Mass.
Research Facts
Date unknown -- colour lithograph, post-1860; company also made Brown's Bronchial Troches, Brown's Dentifrice, Brown's Indian Herb Bitters, Brown's Iron Bitters, Brown's Panacea, Brown's Sarsaparilla & Tomato Bitters; Brown's Sarsaparilla and Brown's Laxative Pills advertised in 1886; recipe for Vermifuge from Dr. Chase's Recipes (1862); Santonin 60 grs.; pulverized sugar 5 oz.; mucilage of gum tragacanth to make a thick paste, mixed together into pill form and let stand 12-24 hours
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Nature's Remedy Vegetine [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
996001403
Description
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…
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Accession Number
996001403
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
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.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
H. R. Stevens
Site Made (City)
Boston; Toronto
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts; Ontario
Site Made (Country)
USA / Canada
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Colour lithograph
Material
light card: silver-grey; brown; white; tan
Inscriptions
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"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.3 cm. x Width: 11.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
No rips or tears, flexible; back has four marks from previous gluing, and some writing
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"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
Research Facts
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.
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Dr. Hall's Balsam for the Lungs [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
996001411
Description
Light cardboard trade card which should first be folded and then opened along crease to reveal before and after testimonial poem and pictures for Dr. Wm. Hall's Balsam; front: colour chromolithography of healed person and astonished friends, with a "poem" on how he was healed; back: folds up to giv…
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Accession Number
996001411
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Respiration Disorders -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Lung Disease -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card which should first be folded and then opened along crease to reveal before and after testimonial poem and pictures for Dr. Wm. Hall's Balsam; front: colour chromolithography of healed person and astonished friends, with a "poem" on how he was healed; back: folds up to give the impression of a deathly ill person (colour) with a verse on his illness; the rest in black on tan tells everything it cures, a testimonial from William J. Coughlin and where it can be bought; Metamorphic trade card.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Donaldson Brothers
Site Made (City)
Five Points
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Based on lithography, no actual dates found
Material
paper: red; yellow; blue; brown; green
Inscriptions
"THE STAR OF HOPE // SAVED BY // DR. WM. HALL'S BALSAM. // FOR THE LUNGS // [two verses follow (flip up, then down)]; back: list of what it cures (all lung problems), a testimonial and where to find it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.9 cm. x Width: 7.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: some staining (yellow), bent in two places, one is supposed to be to fold it (bottom); back: quite dirty, probably from the lettering ink
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, colour insert 26, plate 51
Research Facts
In the book below, another picture of this "medicine" is found, but no facts other than that the company are also proprietors of other patents (see back of card for a list)
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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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Mother Swan's Worm Syrup [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
996001415
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Mother Swans Worm Syrup; front: colour chromolithograph of a swan with three cygnets swimming in a pond, with a bridge on one end holding a woman and four children; back: black on tan, advertises the worm syrup, but also Well's Rough on Corns (with picture of laughing…
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Accession Number
996001415
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Anthelmintics -- advertisements
Cathartics -- advertisements
Parasitic Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Constipation -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Mother Swans Worm Syrup; front: colour chromolithograph of a swan with three cygnets swimming in a pond, with a bridge on one end holding a woman and four children; back: black on tan, advertises the worm syrup, but also Well's Rough on Corns (with picture of laughing man), Rough on Rats (picture of dead rat), Well's May Apple Pills, Well's Health Renewer, Buchu-Paiba.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann Lithography
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
No relevant information found other than chromolithograph generalisation
Material
paper: red; yellow; blue; green
Inscriptions
Front: "NEVER DOES HARM // ALWAYS DOES GOOD // A GOOD CATHARTIC // MOTHER SWANS // WORM SYRUP // Perfectly harmless, but most Effective Worm Destroyer extant. If worms are not expelled by it, // you may depend they do not exist. // IT IS SWEET AND NICE ... 25 cents at DRUGGISTS"; back: more ads; see Description for details
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.0 cm. x Width: 7.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight crease down the middle with a small tear at the top end, slight nick on the right edge, a little staining on the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 148
Research Facts
Probably a Wells, Richardson & Co.'s product since the ads on the back are for more of their products, which were often advertised together
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Chapin's Buchu-Paiba [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
996001418
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Chapin's Buchu-Paiba; front: colour chromolithograph shows straw basket, filled with flowers and suspended by a ribbon, which also encircles the basket; very feminine; "Chapin's" is written on a pennant-like ribbon; back: EPH. S. Wells advertising his other products (…
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Accession Number
996001418
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Kidney Diseases -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Chapin's Buchu-Paiba; front: colour chromolithograph shows straw basket, filled with flowers and suspended by a ribbon, which also encircles the basket; very feminine; "Chapin's" is written on a pennant-like ribbon; back: EPH. S. Wells advertising his other products (Wells' Health Renewer, Rough on Rats) with their costs, plus advertising items which can be bought through the mail, i.e.: 10c for "Rough on Rats" Iron Holder, 15c chromo, 13x21" of "Household Troubles", 10c for large size scrap book cards, 35c for song and chorus of "Rough on Rats", etc; black lettering, quite large (bigger than a postcard).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Forbes Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
paper: pink; yellow; blue; orange; green
Inscriptions
Front: "CHAPIN'S // Buchu-Paiba // THE GREAT // Kidney Cure"; back: "LADIES // IT'S JUST LOVELY"; lists all of the items one could get through the mail from E.S. Wells; then it has in bold 9 problems all of which can be cured by "Rough on Rats", Buchu-Paiba, or "Well's Health Renewer"; "The above Goods Sold by Druggists and Medicine Dealers // throughout the world"; proprietor's name and address
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.8 cm. x Width: 12.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
The paper is quite sun-aged; front: a small wedge is missing from the right edge (1/3 of the way down); back: stained all along the edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome, Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, colour insert # 5 and p. 148; "Step Right Up" by Brooks McNamara, colour insert # 1 -- identical picture; "Nineteenth-Century Proprietary Medicine Trade Cards" by William H. Helfand, slide # 24
Research Facts
Same company which produced Well's May Apple Pills, Rough on Corns, Rough on Rats and BuchuPaiba, often advertised together. Buchu-Paiba was an herbal remedy for kidney and bladder problems; Buchuplant (Barosma betulina) first imported to England in 1820's as a diuretic; EPH.S. Wells has some relationship with Wells Richardson & Co; believe it is the same company
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