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Dr. Hall's Balsam for the Lungs 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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