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advertising postcard

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Dates
1876
circa 1876
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
996001470
Description
Cardboard postcard of Oxford University compliments of the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.; front: chromolithograph of High Street, Oxford, England during the 1800's; writing in both French and English; back: left side has postage-size picture of Lydia Pinkham with description of what she sells (Fren…
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Accession Number
996001470
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Universities -- pictorial works
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard postcard of Oxford University compliments of the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.; front: chromolithograph of High Street, Oxford, England during the 1800's; writing in both French and English; back: left side has postage-size picture of Lydia Pinkham with description of what she sells (French and English), a space for a stamp, correspondence and address; card is unused.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Lynn
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1876
circa 1876
Date Remarks
Probably after her death in 1883 (the name of the co. differs)
Material
paper: red; blue; green; brown; black
Inscriptions
Front reads: "HIGH STREET, OXFORD UNIVERSITY, OXFORD, ENG. // COMPLIMENTS OF THE LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE CO., LYNN, MASS., U.S.A. // AVEC LES COMPLIMENTS DE LA LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE COMPANY, LYNN, ETATS-UNIS."; back: "Post Card // CARTE POSTALE // Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is in three forms // liquid, lozenges, pills. Blood Purifier, Liver Pills, Sanative Wash, // For All Female Complaints"; same in French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.1 cm. x Width: 9.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: left top corner severe bend (cardboard broken at the back); right top corner, larger, but less severe bend; light ink spots and dirt and age discolouration; back: dirty and agediscoloured; "Ada" written in pencil and assorted light marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"American Health QUackery" by James Harvey Young, pp. 10-12, 59-63, 74, 93, 134; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 5, 6, 8, 28, 32, 49, 50, 55-58,, 95, 115, 117, 123, 132, 148, inserts # 15, 16; "Magic, Medicine and Quackery" by Eric Maple, pp. 159-160; "The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, pp. 13, 17, 21, 59; "Remedies and Rackets" by James Cook, pp. 19, 86-90; "The Natural History of Quackery" by Eric Jameson, pp. 172-180; "The Medical Messiahs" by James Harvey Young, pp. 22, 135, 177-178, 349; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey Young; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, chapt. 3; "Nostrums and Quackery", 1921, pp. 160-163; "Step Right Up" by Brooks McNamara, pp. 13, 59, insert #10; "The Great American Medicine Show" by Armstrong & Armstrong, pp. 163-165
Research Facts
Pinkham Co. consigned its records to accessible archives, unlike other such companies (after its demise); trademark face and "Yours for Health" Archives given to Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, at Radcliffe College; vegetable compound first marketed in 1875, challenging "heroic" medicine (bleeding, etc.) with botanical blends; contained true and false unicorn root, pleurisy root, life-root, black cohosh, fenugreek seed and 19% alcohol; probably came from one of the major botanical therapy digests ("American Dispensatory" by John King).
The Panic of 1873 ruined her husband, who had never been secure, so at age 56 she went into business; appealed a great deal to women, and they used this (she and her sons); Lydia was born in 1819 and died in 1883, but for 20 years after, women were still receiving answers to their letters, signed by Lydia (uncovered by a photographer who showed her tombstone in "Ladies' Home Journal" in 1904; song ("American Health Quackery", p. 62); she was a folk heroine; advertising power of children so great, Lydia's granddaughters began appearing.
Over the years, every ingredient changed ... except the alcohol; after many public attacks on the alcohol content they changed the composition and never regained its popularity (in 1904 had 20.6% alcohol); sold because of boldly feminist approach; claims varied - increased fertility ("A baby in every bottle") - relief from cramps and PMS - ; all sorts of "family" advice given; "Write to Mrs. Pinkham" - actually the widow of Lydia Pinkham's son (not quite false, just misleading); still around in 1957; mid-1920's, 15% alcohol; 1938 contained gentian, black cohosh, true and false unicorn, life-root, pleurisy root, dendelion, chamomile, a little vitamin B1, and 15% alcohol; in 1957, also contained licorice, Jamaica Dogwood and only 13.5% alcohol (pills had Jamaica Dogwood, pleurisy rot, licorice and iron); had 3 sons, named Dan, Will and Charles,and a daughter named Aroline, who married William H. Gove.
Husband Isaac died in 1889; by 1881 grossing $30,000 /
month; Pinkham's "Guide for Women" a great success; initially four pages, by 1901 ran to 62 pages in five languages; compound sold in many foreign countries by the 1900's; "There was a bad moment in China when it was discovered that only married women were buying the compound. Investigation showed that the trouble lay in the Chinese name for Vegetable Compound which had been most ineptly translated as 'Smooth Sea's Pregnancy Womb Birth - Giving Magical 100 Per Cent Effective Water'." (Holbrook).
Family-run until 1968 when sold to a pharmaceutical firm; 1972 operations moved to Puerto Rico; 1980's still being made; Lydia was very independent woman who definitely supported the women's liberation movement, although it was not labeled as such back then; often printers only had Lydia Pinkham's likeness, and so when Queen Victoria died, it was actually Lydia's picture they used, as they did when several famous women died.
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Come into the Kitchen [promotional cookbook]

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Dates
1929
1930
circa 1929 - 1930
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Publications
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
018008001
Description
Rectangular cream and tan paper booklet titled 'Come into the Kitchen' produced as a promotional cookbook for the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company; rectangular cream paper front and back cover consists of single folded paper sheet with title and illustration of young woman cooking in kitchen on fr…
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Accession Number
018008001
Category
Archival Items
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Publications
Archival, Advertisements
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Archival
Cooking
Food
Advertisements
Advertising
Pharmacy
Drug Industry -- advertisements
Drugs -- advertisements
Drugs -- Non-Prescription
Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- all-purpose cures -- advertising
Description
Rectangular cream and tan paper booklet titled 'Come into the Kitchen' produced as a promotional cookbook for the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company; rectangular cream paper front and back cover consists of single folded paper sheet with title and illustration of young woman cooking in kitchen on front cover and illustrated advertisement for Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound Tablets on back cover; rectangular tan paper pages have illustrations, testimonials, women’s health and general advise, recipes, order forms and advertisements for a variety of Lydia E. Pinkham products printed on both sides in black ink; cover attached to pages by two thin grey metal staples; 32 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor.
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company
Site Made (City)
Lynn
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
U. S. A.
Dates
1929
1930
circa 1929 - 1930
Date Remarks
Date of 1929 provided in donor file; examples in other collections dated 1930
Material
paper: cream, tan
ink: black, yellow
metal: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on front cover: “Come into the KITCHEN”; printed on back cover: “Lydia E. Pinkham’s // Vegetable Compound // Tablets!”; FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF // BUSY WOMEN, LYDIA E. PINKHAM’S // VEGETABLE COMPOUND IS NOW // SOLD IN TABLET FORM. EACH // BOTTLE CONTAINS 70 TABLETS, // OR 35 DOES. ABOUT THE SAME // NUMBER OF DOSES AS IN A // BOTTLE OF LIQUID MEDICINE // Chocolate Coated // Carry your medicine // with you. take it // regularly wherever // you are. // JUST AS EFFECTIVE // AS THE LIQUID // COMPOUND // Lydia E. Pinkham // Medicine Company // Lynn, Mass.”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-
Length
17.7 cm
Width
11.4 cm
Depth
0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor fading all over; minor creases and tears along edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
“Lydia E. Pinkham.” Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2019. Accessed 10 July 2019.
“Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company Records, 1776-1968 (inclusive).” Harvard Library Viewer, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 2019. Accessed 10 July 2019.
Research Facts
Lydia E. Pinkham was a popular patent medicine producer famous for her Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound and other remedies; products were marketed as treatments for a wide variety of women’s health issues; Lydia E. Pinkham developed a relationship of trust with many female consumers who felt uncomfortable with male medical professionals; she marketed her products with images of her face and slogans like “Only a woman can understand a woman’s ills”; an all female Department of Advise was formed to respond to the many letters she received, and she also produced many pamphlets and manuals for women’s health and well being; the health benefits of her products were never proven and her Vegetable Compound contained high concentrations of alcohol; increased regulations in drug advertising forced the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company to remove many of the medical claims for its products.
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1912
circa 1912
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001768
Description
Used paper postcard of the Leland Stanford Jr. University from the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.; front: chromolithograph of the university grounds; back: green one cent Canadian stamp and handwritten message in brown ink, from a girl to her brother.
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Accession Number
996001768
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Universities -- pictorial works
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Used paper postcard of the Leland Stanford Jr. University from the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.; front: chromolithograph of the university grounds; back: green one cent Canadian stamp and handwritten message in brown ink, from a girl to her brother.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Lynn
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1912
circa 1912
Date Remarks
Dated July 7, 1912 and postmarked
Material
paper: blue; pink; brown; white; green
Inscriptions
Front: "THE LELAND STANFORD JR. // UNIVERSITY // PALO ALTO, // CAL // COMPLIMENTS OF THE LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE CO., LYNN, MASS. U.S.A. // AVEC LES COMPLIMENTS DE LA LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE COMPANY, LYNN, ETAT-UNIS."; back: "July 7th 1912 Caledon East // Dear Brother:- // I suppose you arrived // O.K. I took 38 in my // reading qtr[?] Bolton, and // I will know next Friday // if I pass or not. Mrs [?] Hardy is on her way [?] // This is a // sporty[?] Card. // Ha Ha. // Marion was yelling Good-bye (Norm) after you were gone // "From Edna" // XXXXX // Norman S. // Matthews // 179 George Street // Toronto, Ont."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: a number of dot stains and all of the corners are bent; back: some smudging of the ink
Copy Type
Original
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1883
circa 1883
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001699
Description
Small paper trade card for Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound; front: chromolithograph of some flowers, one kind yellow and black, the other pink and white; back: typical description praising the product.
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Accession Number
996001699
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 Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound; front: chromolithograph of some flowers, one kind yellow and black, the other pink and white; back: typical description praising the product.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Lynn
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1883
circa 1883
Date Remarks
Same style as 996.001.700, so probably around the same date
Material
paper: blue; pink; black; green; yellow
Inscriptions
"LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S // Vegetable Compound"; back: For [all] those painful [Com]plaints and Weaknesses // [so] common to our best female population..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.1 cm. x Width: 7.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; front: extremely creased, dirty, worn and notched; back: very stained with old adhesive, still with a lot of it covered with paper towel; several places where top coat is gone
Copy Type
Original
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1883
1900
circa 1883-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001700
Description
Small paper trade card for Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound; front: chromolithograph of some flowers, one kind yellow and black, the other pink and white; back: typical description praising the product.
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Accession Number
996001700
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 Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound; front: chromolithograph of some flowers, one kind yellow and black, the other pink and white; back: typical description praising the product.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Lynn
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1883
1900
circa 1883-1900
Date Remarks
Copyright date
Material
paper: blue; pink; black; green; yellow
Inscriptions
"LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S // Vegetable Compound"; back: For [all] those painful [Com]plaints and Weaknesses // [so] common to our best female population..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.3 cm. x Width: 6.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration; some minor, very light stains on the back
Copy Type
Original
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1883
circa 1883
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001765
Description
Small paper trade card for Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound; front: chromolithograph of some flowers, one kind yellow and black, the other pink and white; back: typical description praising the product; the flowers are two big red ones with blue centres and five smaller ones with yellow centre…
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Accession Number
996001765
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 Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound; front: chromolithograph of some flowers, one kind yellow and black, the other pink and white; back: typical description praising the product; the flowers are two big red ones with blue centres and five smaller ones with yellow centres.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Lynn
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1883
circa 1883
Date Remarks
Copyright date
Material
paper: blue; yellow; red; green; purple
Inscriptions
"LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S // Vegetable Compound. // Copyright 1883 by [ ? ? ] Bufford & Sons."; back: something was once written there, but most of it is ripped away
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.2 cm. x Width: 7.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: rip in top middle edge; back: "top coat" is almost entirely gone
Copy Type
Original
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1875
circa 1875
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001766
Description
Paper trade card for Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound; front: chromolithograph of a nighttime winter scene; back: description of what it cures and an ad for Lydia Pinkham's Blood Purifier; druggist stamp in purple.
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Accession Number
996001766
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper trade card for Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound; front: chromolithograph of a nighttime winter scene; back: description of what it cures and an ad for Lydia Pinkham's Blood Purifier; druggist stamp in purple.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Lynn
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1875
circa 1875
Date Remarks
1875 -- company began before 1906 ("cure")
Material
paper: blue; yellow; brown; white; black
Inscriptions
"LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S // VEGETABLE Compound."; back: "IS A POSITIVE CURE // For all those painful Complaints and Weaknesses so common to // our best female population. // It will cure entirely the worst form of Female Complaints, all // Ovarian trouble, Inflammation; Ulceration, Falling and Displace- // ments of the Womb and the consequent Spinal Weakness, ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.9 cm. x Width: 7.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Light age/sun discolouration; front: top left quadrant has a number of small blue ink stains; bottom half has a few worn-to-white places; back small dark brown stain, near the bottom, middle
Copy Type
Original
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1875
circa 1875
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001767
Description
Small paper trade card for Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound; front: chromolithograph of a young girl smiling; back: product promises and descriptions; also advertising Pinkham's Blood Purifier.
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Accession Number
996001767
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 Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound; front: chromolithograph of a young girl smiling; back: product promises and descriptions; also advertising Pinkham's Blood Purifier.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Lynn
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1875
circa 1875
Material
paper: blue; red; brown; white; black
Inscriptions
"LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S // VEGETABLE Compound."; back: "IS A POSITIVE CURE // For all those painful Complaints and Weaknesses so common to // our best female population. // It will cure entirely the worst form of Female Complaints, all // Ovarian trouble, Inflammation; Ulceration, Falling and Displace- // ments of the Womb and the consequent Spinal Weakness, ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.2 cm. x Width: 7.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/light discolouration; front: one large crease across entire upper third of card; another in the bottom right corner; small tear in middle of the right edge; back: darker brown stains in several places
Copy Type
Original
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound [promotional pamphlet]

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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001778
Description
Paper advertising page describing the dosage for Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and discussing menstruation, menopause, etc.; both sides are written on, each divided in half -- one in French, one in English; each side has a black-and-white photograph.
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Accession Number
996001778
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- ephemera
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- multi-purpose cures -- ephemera
Description
Paper advertising page describing the dosage for Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and discussing menstruation, menopause, etc.; both sides are written on, each divided in half -- one in French, one in English; each side has a black-and-white photograph.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham's Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Lynn
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Hairstyles, etc. popular around 1940's
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"Let's talk about the // wonders of the // "INNER YOU" // Parlons des // merveilles de // "VOTRE ORGANISME" // TO WOMEN ... // has been goven the greatest wonder -- the // power to reproduce Life itself // Yet what superstitions have been attri- // buted to the female system! The worst // myth of all is that along with the female // organs must go suffering and pain. // Lydia E. Pinkham ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E pg 4b
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.6 cm. x Width: 11.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very age / sun discoloured; the edges are very ragged, but some rips have been repaired (with rice paper?); a number of stains also are over the page and edges are slightly curled
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On loan to THEMUSEUM for exhibit 'Menstration' L-2019-1 12 Feb - 12 June 2019; returned to storage 8 June 2019
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Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001195
Description
Large clear glass rectangular bottle with rounded sides; paper label on front of bottle; embossed writing on back of bottle; metal screw-on cap.
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Accession Number
996001195
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Large clear glass rectangular bottle with rounded sides; paper label on front of bottle; embossed writing on back of bottle; metal screw-on cap.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Lynn
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: orange
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Lydia E. Pinkham's // Vegetable // Compound // with Vitamin B // Prepared by // Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company // Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.A. // Contents 14 1/2 fluid ounces // Lydia E. Pinkham's // Medicine
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-1 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.4 cm. x Width: 8.3 cm. x Depth: 5.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Hardened contents of bottle in bottom; paper label very badly stained and discoloured
Copy Type
Original
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