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Dates
1884
circa 1884
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001707
Description
Small paper trade card for Mellin's Food; front: chromolithograph of a young child reaching across the table to a bottle of the product; back: trade mark of a bird feeding its babies and how to get a copy of this card
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Accession Number
996001707
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Food, Fortified -- advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Mellin's Food; front: chromolithograph of a young child reaching
across the table to a bottle of the product; back: trade mark of a bird feeding its babies and
how to get a copy of this card
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Armstrong & Co. Lith.; Doliber, Goodale & Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1884
circa 1884
Date Remarks
Copyright date
Material
paper: blue; brown; yellow; orange; white
Inscriptions
"MELLINS // FOOD // Send for Book on // Care and Feeding // of Infants. // DOLIBER, GOODALE //
& CO. // 41-42 Central Wharf // BOSTON"; back: "ORA ET LABORE // FOR INFANTS AND INVALIDS. //
A copy of this card will be ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.7 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; front: top and bottom left corners are worn; back: large stain over
trademark (old adhesive) and other mild staining
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 71, 130, insert #1; see also 996.001.707-.709; CD #8
Research Facts
Advertised also using paper dolls, die-cut from light cardboard
Images
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