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Chapin's Buchu-Paiba 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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Dr. Grosvenor's Liveraid trade card

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Dates
1879
circa 1879
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001402
Description
Light cardboard trade card (chromolithograph), smaller than a postcard, for Dr. Grosvenor's Liveraid; colour on the front, depicting three chubby birds, a rose, and an assortment of leaves; back: tan with dark brown lettering telling of uses and cost.
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Accession Number
996001402
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card (chromolithograph), smaller than a postcard, for Dr. Grosvenor's Liveraid; colour on the front, depicting three chubby birds, a rose, and an assortment of leaves; back: tan with dark brown lettering telling of uses and cost.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Bufford (card)
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1879
circa 1879
Date Remarks
Copyright date cut off, but 996.001.674 is identical
Material
paper: yellow; brown; green; blue; pink
Inscriptions
Front reads, "DR. GROSVENOR'S // LIVERAID // THE // WONDERFUL . LIVER . REMEDY // SMALL DOSES, PROMPT EFFECT"; back: claims to cure only liver or stomach trouble (includes malaria, rheumatism)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Length
12.7 cm.
Width
6.8 cm.
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
:
Condition Remarks
Front - very good except for small line running through the words where the paper has worn away; back - the three corners have had some cardboard removed, looks like tape or putty caused it when they were removed
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Great Patent Medicine Era" by Adelaide Hechtlinger, p. 219
Research Facts
Exact card found in Hechtlinger, p. 219
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Dr. Grosvenor's Liveraid trade card

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Dates
1879
circa 1879
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001672
Description
Small paper trade card for Dr. Grosvenor's Liveraid; front: chromolithograph of four little ducks and a "pond", and a card announcing the product with flowers growing over the top; back: usual description of how effective the product is
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Accession Number
996001672
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Dr. Grosvenor's Liveraid; front: chromolithograph of four little ducks and a "pond", and a card announcing the product with flowers growing over the top; back: usual description of how effective the product is
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Bufford
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1879
circa 1879
Date Remarks
Copyright date
Material
paper: green; blue; yellow; brown; red
Inscriptions
"DR. GROSVENOR'S // LIVERAID // ENSURES // APPETITE & DIGESTION // SMALL DOSES, PROMPT EFFECT."; back: "Reader, if you are suffering from any Liver or Stomach trouble that // renders life a martyrdom, be induced to try the LIVER-AID. So certain are we // that this medicine will cure any case of Constipation, Biliousness, Headache, ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.7 cm. x Width: 6.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: mild age/sun discolouration; stain through the middle of the card; back: very stained and age/sun discoloured with several spots where the top layer has come off; small crease top edge, near the right
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Grosvenor's LiverAid trade card

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Dates
1879
circa 1879
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001673
Description
Small paper trade card for Dr. Grosvenor's LiverAid; front: chromolithograph of pond, there are three ducks -- two on land, and a frog hopping in the water.
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Accession Number
996001673
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Dr. Grosvenor's LiverAid; front: chromolithograph of pond, there are three ducks -- two on land, and a frog hopping in the water.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Bufford
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1879
circa 1879
Date Remarks
Copyright date
Material
paper: green; blue; yellow; brown; pink
Inscriptions
"DR. GROSVENOR'S // LIVERAID, // CURES ALL // DISEASES OF THE STOMACH LIVER & BLOOD // SMALL DOSES, PROMPT EFFECT..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.6 cm. x Width: 6.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight age/sun discolouration; a bit of staining along the back
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Grosvenor's Liveraid trade card

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Dates
1879
circa 1879
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001674
Description
Light cardboard trade card (chromolithograph), smaller than a postcard, for Dr. Grosvenor's Liveraid; colour on the front, depicting three chubby birds, a rose, and an assortment of leaves; back: tan with dark brown lettering telling of uses and cost.
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Accession Number
996001674
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card (chromolithograph), smaller than a postcard, for Dr. Grosvenor's Liveraid; colour on the front, depicting three chubby birds, a rose, and an assortment of leaves; back: tan with dark brown lettering telling of uses and cost.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Bufford
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1879
circa 1879
Date Remarks
Copyright date
Material
paper: green; blue; yellow; brown; pink
Inscriptions
Front reads, "DR. GROSVENOR'S // LIVERAID // THE // WONDERFUL . LIVER . REMEDY // SMALL DOSES, PROMPT EFFECT"; back: claims to cure only liver or stomach trouble (includes malaria, rheumatism)
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.6 cm. x Width: 6.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: slight age/sun discolouration; a pencil mark near the lettering; some slight staining; back: quite age/sun discoloured; some white paper stuck in the upper right area, and several stains in various places on the card
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Exact card found in Hechtlinger, p. 219
Images
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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001677
Description
Small paper trade card for Dr. Hartshorn's Cough Balsam; front: chromolithograph of three dogs with ribbons around their necks; back: usual description of effectiveness and efficacy
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Accession Number
996001677
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Dr. Hartshorn's Cough Balsam; front: chromolithograph of three dogs
with ribbons around their necks; back: usual description of effectiveness and efficacy
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Dr. Hartshorn
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
paper: blue; red; grey; brown
Inscriptions
Back: "[AD]MITTED FACTS. // The cheapest, most prompt [and] won- // derful remedy known for Lung
and // Throat Disease, is Dr. Hartshorn's // Cough Balsam. // No other remedy removes the cause
// and breaks up disease so well. // It does it quickly, safely, ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.2 cm. x Width: 7.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; crease marks bottom right and top left; six places where top coat of
paper has come off, cuts off several words
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 50, 101, insert #35; CD #8
Research Facts
Also produced Hartshorn's Bitters & No. 18
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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001697
Description
Small paper trade card for Lactart; front: chromolithograph of a milkmaid walking down a stile with her milk pail on her head, cows, fields, etc. in the background; back: usual description praising the product
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Accession Number
996001697
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Milk -- advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Lactart; front: chromolithograph of a milkmaid walking down a stile
with her milk pail on her head, cows, fields, etc. in the background; back: usual description
praising the product
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Avery Lactate Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Before 1906, "cures"
Material
paper: blue; pink; black; green; brown
Inscriptions
"LACTART // (MILK ACID) // "MAKES A // DELICIOUS BEVERAGE // WITH WATER & SUGAR ONLY." // RELIEVES
// FEVERS, HEADACHE, // WAKEFULNESS, // NERVOUS DEPRESSION // AND // URINARY TROUBLES //
AVERY LACTATE CO. // BOSTON, // MASS // U.S.A."; back: "THE NEW ACID BEVERAGE AND TONIC. //
Indorsed by the Highest Medical Authority. // AS A BEVERAGE. // Healthful, Invigorating, Delicious;
aiding // digestion ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.9 cm. x Width: 6.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; front: top right corner is a little worn; back: top left corner has
a crease; blue ink stain bottom middle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 71; CD #8
Research Facts
Had a "milk base" -- note the cows
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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
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Dates
1891
circa 1891
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001708
Description
Small paper trade card for Mellin's Food; front: chromolithograph of a young child in night dress; back: trade mark, copyright, company, etc.
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Accession Number
996001708
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 in night dress;
back: trade mark, copyright, company, etc.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Doliber, Goodale & Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1891
circa 1891
Date Remarks
Copyright date
Material
paper: blue; brown; yellow; pink; white
Inscriptions
"Good morning, // Mamma! // I want my // MELLIN'S FOOD."; back: "FOR INFANTS AND INVALIDS. //
A MELLIN'S FOOD BOY // From a Photograph // ORA ET LABORA // COPYRIGHT, 1891 BY DOLIBER-GOODALE
CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.7 cm. x Width: 7.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; back: slight crease in top left quadrant; some of the "pink" ink from
the front has stained onto the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.707-.709; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.707
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Dates
1895
circa 1895
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001709
Description
Paper trade card for Mellin's Food; front: chromolithograph of a forest scene with a naked child angel lying in the middle; back: testimonials from various nurseries and foundling homes; red stamp across it of a drugstore
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001709
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Food, Fortified -- advertisements
Description
Paper trade card for Mellin's Food; front: chromolithograph of a forest scene with a naked child angel
lying in the middle; back: testimonials from various nurseries and foundling homes; red
stamp across it of a drugstore
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Doliber, Goodale & Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1895
circa 1895
Date Remarks
Copyright 1894, but testimonials from early 1895
Material
paper: blue; brown; yellow; red
Inscriptions
"FOR SALE BY // WOODRUFF HOUSE DRUG STORE // WATERTOWN, N.Y. // Mellin's Food Children // everywhere
are the best recommendations of // Mellin's Food. // "We have been using Mellin's Food
with excellent results; our babies have been doing // splendidly; we shall be most happy to continue
with its use." F.C. PERRY, // Jan. 11 1895. Bethlehem Day Nursery, 249 East 30th St., N.Y.
City.// "mellin's Food is a most welcome addition to the Nursery ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.1 cm. x Width: 9.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; entire card is very creased with several small tears around the
edges; quite a few darker stains on the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.707-.708; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.707
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