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100,000,000 Guinea Pigs [book]

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Dates
1935
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001904
Description
Hard cover paper book with paper cover, called "100,000,000 Guinea Pigs" by Arthur Kallet and F.J. Schlink; inside tells all of the products which are dangerous and useless
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Accession Number
996001904
Author
Arthur Kallet and F.J. Schlink
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Medicine, Traditional
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Description
Hard cover paper book with paper cover, called "100,000,000 Guinea Pigs" by Arthur Kallet and
F.J. Schlink; inside tells all of the products which are dangerous and useless
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in 1990
Maker
The Vanguard Press (publisher); H. Wolff Estate (printer)
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1935
Date Remarks
Latest publishing date
Material
paper: black; yellow
Inscriptions
"100,000,000 // GUINEA // PIGS // Dangers in Everyday Foods, // Drugs, and Cosmetics // By //
ARTHUR KALLET // Consumer's Research // and // F.J. SCHLINK // Consumer's Research // Co-author
with ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-4
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.7 cm. x Width: 14.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration and dirt; paper cover is bent and torn, and held by piece of tape
along top binding
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001806
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both sides of the page
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Accession Number
996001806
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines -- advertisements
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both
sides of the page
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
"60 years", if began in 1840's then it should be sometime after 1900
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"Humphreys' Remedies; Veterinary Remedies, Witch Hazel Ointment (Comp.) // and // Marvel Witch
Hazel // DR. HUMPHREYS' REMEDIES // NO. FOR PRICE ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-4-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 31.8 cm. x Width: 31.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; various creases and a few stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.291-.295, .619-.625, .764, .791, .806; CD #3
Research Facts
See 996.001.619
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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
JPG
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; see also 996.001.642,
.643, .699, .700, .765-.768, .778; CD #8
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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advertising 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
996001691
Description
Small paper trade card for Dr. Jayne's products (album card #7); front: chromolithograph of a man, woman and dog (a reduced print of a painting); back: description of scene and various Dr. Jayne patent medicines.
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Accession Number
996001691
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. Jayne's products (album card #7); front: chromolithograph of a man, woman and dog (a reduced print of a painting); back: description of scene and various Dr. Jayne patent medicines.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
See 996.001.688
Material
paper: blue; brown; red; green; grey
Inscriptions
"WE have again the pleasure of presenting you with an // Album Card -- the seventh of our series. It is a reduced // copy of a characteristic Scotch picture, // "O NANNIE, WILT THOU GANG WI' ME?" // (literally, "Popping the Question") painted by the cele - // brated artist Faed. The original is a very pleasing picture of // recognized merit, and we trust our little copy will be received // with ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.7 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: edges a little worn and some areas in the shiny grey sky are wearing off; back: a number of light stains and some of the paper has been lifted off the edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
See 996.001.688-.69
Research Facts
See 996.001.688; presented by WM.W. Tooker, Sag Harbor, Suffolk Co., New York
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advertising trade card

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Dates
1878
circa 1878
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001692
Description
Small paper trade card for Dr. Jayne's products (album card #5); front: chromolithograph of the finding of Moses; back: description of scene and various products
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Accession Number
996001692
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. Jayne's products (album card #5); front: chromolithograph of the finding of Moses; back: description of scene and various products
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1878
circa 1878
Date Remarks
Ad for their 1879 Almanac
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue; white; red; green; yellow
Inscriptions
"TO OUR PATRONS: // ON the opposite page, we again present you with what we // hope will prove a very acceptable Album Picture and // one well worthy of preservation -- being a reduced copy of Paul // Delaroche's celebrated painting, "The Finding of Moses." This // is the fifth of the Album Series, and from the beginning, our // endeavor has been to make each of intrinsic merit both in subject // and style ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.1 cm. x Width: 8.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; front: top left corner bent and creased; back: some darker brown stains with some small pieces of paper still attached to back (old adhesive stains)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
See 996.001.688-.695
Research Facts
See 996.001.688; presented by Haskell Bros., Wilmington, Wincham Co. Vermont
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Dates
1897
circa 1897
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001629
Description
Paper Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the N.Y. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonials for Hostett…
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Accession Number
996001629
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Description
Paper Almanac from the Hostetter Co.; covers are green; front: "framed" page with facsimile of St. George riding down and spearing "The Dragon" (symbolizes medicine slaying the disease); back: full year calendar and the name of the N.Y. dealer; inside: monthly calendars and testimonials for Hostetter's Stomach Bitters; 20 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
The Hostetter Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1897
circa 1897
Date Remarks
Made for 1898, so probably published in 1897
Material
paper: black; green; "white"
Inscriptions
Front: "HOSTETTER'S // ILLUSTRATED // UNITED STATES // ALMANAC // 1898 // FOR MERCHANTS, MECHANICS, MINERS, // FARMERS, PLANTERS, // AND // GENERAL FAMILY USE. // Carefully calculated for such Meridians and Latitudes..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.0 cm. x Width: 13.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; stain along right edge goes through several pages; hunk of paper taken out of the left bottom corner, and other pieces of front cover also missing; right bottom corners are bent throughout the entire book
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Secret Nostrums & Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 95; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey
Young, p. 44; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 93, 98, 157-166, 248;
"The Natural History of Quackery" by Eric Jameson, p. 193; "Nostrums & Quackery", Vol.II, pp.
740-743; "The Toadstool Millionaires" (see index for pages); "The Great American Fraud", p. 20;
"One For A Man, Two For A Horse" by Gerald Carson, pp. 42, 49, 73; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by
A Walker Bingham, pp. 25, 28, 32, 49-50, 96, 103, 126, 138, insert #2; CD #8
Research Facts
Contained sugar, calamus root, orange peel, Peruvian bark, gentian root, columbo root, rhubarb, cinnamon, cloves, and alcohol; to avoid being taxed as many proprietors were c. 1906 for having mainly alcoholic "medicines", they reduced alcohol from 39% to 25% and increased amount of cinchona and sepentaria.
An experiment by Dr. A. J. Read showed that using various patent medicines as "fuel", Hostetter's Bitters kept the lamp burning for 4 minutes, while the second closest was Peruna at 2 min. 40 sec., and the ration of normal beer only burned for 20 seconds; basically a compound of cheap whiskey, obviously with more than the advertised 25% alcohol by volume (used only a tablespoonful); formula was originally a prescription of Dr. Jacob Hostetter used for colic, constipation and "the Intermittents" - a fever during that time.
When he retured in 1853, consented to allow his son, David, to manufacture and market it; marketing very important, so well known that when war started in 1861, War Department bought the bitters by cartload for the Union Army.
In 1862 published first Almanac; for many years it contained 47% alcohol by volume probably helped the army's courage, if not their medicinal needs.
Partner Smith died in 1874 and the firm's name then became "The Hostetter Co."; in 1958, the company was dead; preferred testimonials from actual physicians; actually sold in saloons in Alaska; daily dose equivalent to 1 1/2 ounces of whiskey; later upped % alcohol from 25% to 37%, claiming this amount of alcohol was needed to hold the ingredients in solution; in 1906, chemists reported analysis showed 43% alcohol by volume.
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Dates
1898
circa 1898
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001630
Description
Paper Almanac identical to 996.001.629 except for the year (1899 instead of 1898) and dealers (Taylor & Bonner instead of JNO. H. HOUSE); no missing pages, consisting of 20 double-sided pages.
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Accession Number
996001630
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Description
Paper Almanac identical to 996.001.629 except for the year (1899 instead of 1898) and dealers (Taylor & Bonner instead of JNO. H. HOUSE); no missing pages, consisting of 20 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
The Hostetter Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1898
circa 1898
Date Remarks
Made for 1899, so probably published in 1898
Material
paper: black; green
Inscriptions
Front: "HOSTETTER'S // ILLUSTRATED // UNITED STATES // ALMANAC // 1899 // FOR MERCHANTS, MECHANICS, MINERS, // FARMERS, PLANTERS, // AND // GENERAL FAMILY USE. // Carefully calculated for such Meridians and Latitudes..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.0 cm. x Width: 13.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Definite age/sun discolouration; a nick on the front left bottom edge; some staining on the front; back has a stain in the centre from a sticker price tag
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dates
1899
circa 1899
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001631
Description
Paper Almanac identical to 996.001.629 except for the year (1900 instead of 1898) and it is not missing any pages, consisting of 20 double-sided pages
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Accession Number
996001631
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Description
Paper Almanac identical to 996.001.629 except for the year (1900 instead of 1898) and it is not
missing any pages, consisting of 20 double-sided pages
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
The Hostetter Co.
Site Made (City)
Pittsburgh
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1899
circa 1899
Date Remarks
Made for 1900, so probably published in 1899
Material
paper: black; green
Inscriptions
Front: "HOSTETTER'S // ILLUSTRATED // UNITED STATES // ALMANAC // 1900 // FOR MERCHANTS, MECHANICS,
MINERS, // FARMERS, PLANTERS, // AND // GENERAL FAMILY USE. // Carefully calculated for such
Meridians and Latitudes..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.9 cm. x Width: 13.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; some staining on the front and back; large notch taken out of the
middle right edge, with some also from the interior pages; stain and worn away paper around the
top staple; back: right middle, some of the binding edge has been ripped away
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.629, .630; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.629
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Dates
1937
circa 1937
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001635
Description
Paper almanac from the Illinois Herb Co.; has "white" and pink pages; cover: cartoon-like drawing of a Daniel Boone character receiving herbs from some Indians; back: a drawing of "nature" surrounded by various plants; inside: monthly calendar and lots of ads; 42 double-sided pages
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Accession Number
996001635
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Description
Paper almanac from the Illinois Herb Co.; has "white" and pink pages; cover: cartoon-like drawing
of a Daniel Boone character receiving herbs from some Indians; back: a drawing of "nature" surrounded
by various plants; inside: monthly calendar and lots of ads; 42 double-sided pages
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Illinois Herb Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1937
circa 1937
Date Remarks
Made for 1938 so probably published c. 1937
Material
paper: pink; blue; orange; red; yellow
Inscriptions
"THE ILLINOIS HERB CO. // ALMANAC // 1938 // HERBS BRING HEALTH"; back: "NATURE'S LABORATORY //
BITTER ROOT PLEURISY ROOT COMFREY CHEESE PLANT BLUEFLAG // BALM // LADYSLIPPER // ALOE ..."
and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 20.8 cm. x Width: 13.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; cover is ripped along binding edge, so cover is quite loose; front
right bottom corner is bent and part of it is torn off; some stains on the covers and inside, but
nothing major
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
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Dates
1940
circa 1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001636
Description
Paper almanac from the W.T. Rawleigh Co.; front is dark brown with printing in various colours; centre has a facsimile from a "famous oil painting"; inside has calendars, promotion of various Rawleigh products and lots of recipes; 18 double-sided pages
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Accession Number
996001636
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Description
Paper almanac from the W.T. Rawleigh Co.; front is dark brown with printing in various colours;
centre has a facsimile from a "famous oil painting"; inside has calendars, promotion of various
Rawleigh products and lots of recipes; 18 double-sided pages
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
The W.T. Rawleigh Co.
Site Made (City)
Freeport
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
circa 1940
Date Remarks
Made for 1941 so probably published in 1940
Material
paper: pink; blue; green; dk. brown; yellow
Inscriptions
Front: "1889 1941 // Rawleigh's // GOOD HEALTH GUIDE // ALMANAC COOK BOOK// Hang Me Up for Future
Reference // BOUNTIFUL AUTUMN // FROM A FAMOUS OIL PAINTING // PUBLISHED BY // THE W.T. RAWLEIGH
COMPANY // FREEPORT, ILL., U.S.A. // MEMPHIS RICHMOND CHESTER ALBANY MINNEAPOLIS DENVER // OAKLAND
MONTREAL WINNIPEG MELBOURNE WELLINGTON // The Largest Industries of Their Kind in the World";
back: "WITH BEST WISHES FOR // Health, Happiness and Prosperity // L.A. McGRAW // THE RAWLEIGH
DEALER // SANTA FE AVE., HUNTINGTON PARK ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 24.3 cm. x Width: 16.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Covers have a few marks where the ink has worn off; binding edge is a little worn; some stains
throughout the book at the top and right edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
Photographs of Rawleigh factory and products in red binder; "Nostrums & Quackery" Vol. II, pp. 102-103; CD #8
Research Facts
Established in 1889; Rawleigh's Golden Cough Syrup and Rawleigh's Ru-Mex-Ol; Golden contained
alcohol, chloroform, menthol, guaiacol and horehound and claimed to cure whooping cough and asthma;
Ru-Mex-Ol had 26.5% alcohol and rhubarb -- remedy for scrofula, eczema, purifying blood and
preventing T.B.; fined $100.00 and costs, Oct. 16, 1916
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