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Directions for Using Dr. William's Pink Pills for Pale People for Men and Women, Young and Old [advertising brochure]

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Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.188
Description
An advertising brochure for Dr. Williams Pink Pills for Pale People; double sided; one page folded to create 4 sections; one panel of four is the French translation of the front page and part of the second; advertisements are on the back for Baby's Own Tablets, Pinklets, Nasal Balm, and Hansons's M…
Accession Number
1977.12.188
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertising
Description
An advertising brochure for Dr. Williams Pink Pills for Pale People; double sided; one page folded to create 4 sections; one panel of four is the French translation of the front page and part of the second; advertisements are on the back for Baby's Own Tablets, Pinklets, Nasal Balm, and Hansons's Magic Corn Salve.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine
Maker
The Dr. Williams Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
paper: cream
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on the front cover: "DIRECTIONS FOR USING // DR. WILLIAMS // PINK // PILLS // FOR // PALE // PEOPLE // For Men and Women, Young and Old. // The Great Blood Builder and Nerve Tonic."; printed on inside left: "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People // The Great Blood Purifier and Nerve Restorer, for Men and Women, Young and Old.", "DR. WILLIAMS' PINK PILLS FOR FEMALE TROUBLES.", "PALE AND SALLOW GIRLS."; printed at page bottom: "The Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, Brockville, Ont. // BRANCH OFFICES // Schenectady, N.Y.; London, England; Paris, France; Sydney, N.S.W.; Cape Town, // South Africa; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Singapore, Straits // Settlement.": printed on back: "BABY'S OWN TABLETS", "PINKLETS the Laxative to Use with // DR. WILLIAMS' PINK PILLS", "NASAL BALM // A POSITIVE CURE FOR // CATARRH AND COLD IN THE HEAD.", "HANSON'S // MAGIC // CORN // SALVE."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 38.4 cm x Width 32.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed; slight creases throughout; one severe crease runs vertically down the centre
Copy Type
Original
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Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills Almanac 1910 [advertising almanac]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9762
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1978.14.20
Description
A small, square booklet of 32 pages plus a front and back cover; the front cover is illustrated with a scene of a First Nations man riding a horse, spearing a black bear, surrounded by foliage; the almanac lists calendars, moon phases, times for sunrise and sunset, as well as claims, testimonials, …
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Accession Number
1978.14.20
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Advertising
Description
A small, square booklet of 32 pages plus a front and back cover; the front cover is illustrated with a scene of a First Nations man riding a horse, spearing a black bear, surrounded by foliage; the almanac lists calendars, moon phases, times for sunrise and sunset, as well as claims, testimonials, and conditions and diseases that Dr. Morse's Root Pills can cure.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
W.H. Comstock Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Date of publication
Material
paper: off-white
ink: black; yellow; white
Inscriptions
Printed on the front cover: "1901 [printed in black] // DR. // MORSE'S // INDIAN // ROOT PILLS [printed within a circle in black on red and white] // ALMANAC [printed in yellow on a red banner]"; printed on the back cover in black in the left hand column is "FOR SALE [printed on diagonal to right] // BY ALL // DRUGGISTS // AND // DEALERS // PRICE // 25¢ // A BOX"; printed in the second column: "EACH BOX [printed on diagonal to left] // CONTAINS // MANY // MORE PILLS // THAN ANY // OTHERS // IN THE // MARKET."; printed between the two columns is an illustration in light blue ink displaying a facsimile of Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills including a guarantee on the authenticity of the products; printed below the illustration in black ink is: "ABOVE IS A FAC SIMILE [illeg.] OUTSIDE WRAPPER IN WHICH // Dr. Morse [illeg.] Root Pills, [in italics] // ARE // WRAPPED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length 15.1 cm x Width 16.5 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper has discoloured over the years with age and the covers are very torn and gouged, especially the back cover; colours of the ink in good condition.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Spring and Summer Catalogue (No. 46)," The T. Eaton Co., Ltd, 1901 (reprinted in 1970), p. 117
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Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People [advertising booklet]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact9443
Dates
1892
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1978.14.25
Description
A rectangular booklet of 32 pages; the front page has an image of a young boy dressed in a broad-brimmed hat, overcoat, and knee-high boots, with Dr. Williams' Pink Pills strapped to his body; he stands beside an emplaced cannon on the seashore; on the back cover is the image of a cuffed hand holdi…
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Accession Number
1978.14.25
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertising
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
A rectangular booklet of 32 pages; the front page has an image of a young boy dressed in a broad-brimmed hat, overcoat, and knee-high boots, with Dr. Williams' Pink Pills strapped to his body; he stands beside an emplaced cannon on the seashore; on the back cover is the image of a cuffed hand holding Dr. Williams' pill; booklet includes advertisements for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People, Nasal Balm and Hanson's Magic Corn Salve; extensive testimonials; descriptions of the following ailments: catarrh, early decay, locomotor ataxia, palpitation and heart disease, sciatica, consumption, kidney trouble, anemia, ladies' ailments, rheumatism and paralysis.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Brockville
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1892
Date Remarks
Printed inside cover.
Material
paper: tan; red; black; pink
Inscriptions
On the front page, printed vertically twice on each of the six pills strapped to the boy: "TRADEMARK // DR. WILLIAMS // PINK // PILLS // FOR // PALE // PEOPLE // REGISTERED"; see photocopy for more details; printed at bottom: "THE LITTLE LIFE-SAVER"; back cover: printed text: "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills // for Pale People."; text on pill: "TRADEMARK [inverted] // DR. WILLIAMS' // PINK // PILLS // FOR // PALE // PEOPLE // REGISTERED [inverted]"; printed text on back cover: "The Genuine as // Advertised bearing // the Full Name // Dr. Williams' Pink Pills // for Pale People // on each Package. // Accept no Substitute."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length 22.7 cm x Width 16.5 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some staining on cover
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Spring and Summer Catalogue (No. 46)," The T. Eaton Co., 1901 (reprinted 1970), p. 117
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wood ink blotter

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Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
010020513
Description
Ink blotter made of brown wood in the style of Penkala-Moster; bottom half is semi-circular, and covered in a strip of faded green bristol board; the bristol board covers a beige coloured blotting paper; the top of the blotter has a curved wooden handle screwed into it; beneath the arch of the hand…
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Accession Number
010020513
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Commerce
Advertising
Description
Ink blotter made of brown wood in the style of Penkala-Moster; bottom half is semi-circular, and covered in a strip of faded green bristol board; the bristol board covers a beige coloured blotting paper; the top of the blotter has a curved wooden handle screwed into it; beneath the arch of the handle is a stamp of a profile of a man's head with a pointy nose, and a very large ear with a long pencil tucked behind it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Penkala-Moster Co.
Site Made (Country)
Croatia
Dates
1910
1920
circa 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Date based on research
Material
wood: brown
bristol board: green, beige
metal: brown
Inscriptions
Underneath the arch of the handle on the top of the blotter: "PATENT // MOSTER"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Dimension Notes
Length 17.3 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 7.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Blotter shows signs of use and wear; scratches all over, as well as ink stains.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"About Eduard Slavoljub Penkala" website; CD #5
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; the Penkala-Moster Co. was established in 1906 by Eduard Penkala and Edmund Moster to manufacture Penkala's new invention of the mechanical pencil; the company was successful and diversified into writing instruments and accessories patented by Penkala; a second factory was eventually opened up in Berlin; the company still continues to this day; an ink blotter was used to blot ink and prevent it from runnig, smearing, or smudging
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