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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
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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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Almanac 1902 [almanac]

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Dates
1902
circa 1902
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
996001540
Description
Paper almanac from the British Whig in Kingston; cover is done in red and green inks showing a facsimile of the paper's office building; inside are various ads. for various stores, items, and services (furniture, carpets, curtains and undertaking!); monthly calendar with pictures and facsimiles; "T…
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Accession Number
996001540
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Description
Paper almanac from the British Whig in Kingston; cover is done in red and green inks showing a facsimile of the paper's office building; inside are various ads. for various stores, items, and services (furniture, carpets, curtains and undertaking!); monthly calendar with pictures and facsimiles; "Things Worth Knowing" is very amusing; 30 double-sided pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, June 12, 1995.
Maker
British Whig
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1902
circa 1902
Material
paper: black; green; red
Inscriptions
"ALMANAC // 1902 // THE BEST NEWSPAPER IN EASTERN ONTARIO // THE OLD AND RELIABLE // BRITISH WHIG // KINGSTON, ONTARIO // NOW ENTERING UPON ITS SIXTY-NINTH YEAR"; inside - see Description, above
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 21.9 cm. x Width: 15.3 cm. x Depth: 0.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Cover edges are crumbling and torn and several tears and cover held together by book-binding tape; age/sun discoloured, especially the covers and edges; a sticker of some sort with "W. J. Fraser" on it is attached to the front
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Removed papers marking Catarrhozone and Ferrozone, plus a card saying where, what & how much this cost; then enclosed in an acid-free plastic page pocket.
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Aspargin Kidney Pills [advertising ink blotter]

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Dates
1895
circa 1895
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001447
Description
Cardboard blotter for Davis & Lawrence Aspargin Kidney Pills; very similar to .446, except background is white and all lettering is in black; back does have some ink on it; no druggist's stamp.
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Accession Number
996001447
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard blotter for Davis & Lawrence Aspargin Kidney Pills; very similar to .446, except background is white and all lettering is in black; back does have some ink on it; no druggist's stamp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15 1995 (before).
Maker
David & Lawrence Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1895
circa 1895
Date Remarks
When the company moved to New York
Material
paper: black; yellow; white
Inscriptions
"DAVIS & LAWRENCE // ASPARGIN // the D & L // KIDNEY // PILLS // For INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS of the // KIDNEYS & BLADDER // STANDARD - ALT. [?]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.3 cm. x Width: 8.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Edges are a little soft; back: staining around the edges; some ink marks from blotting; some of the front ink has stained through
Copy Type
Original
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At Dr. Locke's Clinic [photograph postcard]

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Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996001490
Description
Cardboard glossy picture postcard, black-and-white, unused, of Dr. Locke's Clinic; a small circular open space is where Dr. Locke, with his wheeled chair, goes from one patient to the next, they divided so they radiate outward from the centre, divided by metal pipe railings; message handwritten.
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Accession Number
996001490
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Physicians -- portraits
Rehabilitation
Description
Cardboard glossy picture postcard, black-and-white, unused, of Dr. Locke's Clinic; a small circular open space is where Dr. Locke, with his wheeled chair, goes from one patient to the next, they divided so they radiate outward from the centre, divided by metal pipe railings; message handwritten.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1920
1940
circa 1920-1940
Material
paper: black; white
Inscriptions
Front: "AT Dr. LOCKE'S CLINIC."; back: "POST CARD // MADE IN CANADA // CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS // PLACE // STAMP // HERE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.8 cm. x Width: 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Lines and indented scratches all across picture; right top corner slightly bent, as are the bottom left and right; glossy finish has deteriorated around the edges and top right corner; back has minor discolouration around the edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Research Facts
Jonathan Walford's Blog; "Doctor M.W. Locke and the Williamsburg Scene" by J. Smyth Carter, 1933; "The Canadian Magazine", Feb. 1933: "Dr. Locke - Patients Sing Praises - Medical Interests Scoff"
Publications
Dr. Mahlon W. Locke (1880-1942) born in, Dixon's Corners Ontario. Started high school at 12; great grandfather was John McIntosh, discoverer of the McIntosh Red Apple tree. In 1901 he enrolled at Queens College of Medicine, graduating in 1905. In 1907 he decided to undertake postgraduate training in Scotland, spending time at both the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Opened his medical practice in Williamsburg June 1, 1908; married Miss Blanche McGruer and had 4 children.
On his return to Williamsburg, he treated the village blacksmith who was crippled with arthritis and was almost unable to work. After many sessions of Dr Locke’s foot manipulations, he regained much of his mobility and was able to return to his work. This seems to be the first recorded treatment and the one which would set the scene for Locke’s future reputation.
Interested in arthritis, which he believed was caused principally by fallen arches caused arthritis and other ills; he put the arches back in place by manual manipulation of their feet, relieving pressure on the posterior tibial nerve. Dr Locke’s fee was one dollar which included two sessions daily; everybody paid the same, whether millionaire or pauper. Those who were unable to pay were treated free. His one dollar per visit treatments included advice on taking exercise, wearing properly fitted shoes with orthotic supports, and prescriptions for associated ailments, such as hypothyroidism.
Around 1925 interest in his foot treatment grew rapidly with patients from all over North America, and some from Europe. By 1932 Dr Locke was giving over 2000 treatments daily. During the Depression years this enormous influx brought significant prosperity to the region. Large numbers of his patients claimed to be cured or relieved by this method and his reputation spread throughout North America and overseas.
In 1940 the top selling brand of health-footwear was ‘Lockewedge’, designed & approved by Dr. M.W. Locke as he felt ill-fitting shoes contributed to foot pains. This orthopedic shoe was made by The Perth Shoe Company in Canada.
Films of him working show that the manipulative procedure was rapid, lasting between 5 -7 seconds. Sometimes he would also manipulate the hands. On and on he would go, round and round in his swivel chair from foot to foot and hand to hand, having a break every few hours for a rest (or drink).
Dr Locke died February 6, 1942 from pneumonia. His brother-in law J. Alex Mc Gruer, a Chiropractor, carried on the practice, but it did not work out and it came to an end. The magic of Dr Locke was gone. Dr. Locke himself was largely forgotten, although he is remembered by some in the medical community as a pioneer in the field of reflexology.
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Athlo-Ointment blotter

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001429
Description
Blotter of heavy paper with "Gibson Girl" style woman in yellow dressing-gown, advertising Athlo-ointment
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Accession Number
996001429
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Ointments -- advertisements
Cough -- drug therapy, advertisements
Common Cold -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Pharyngitis -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Blotter of heavy paper with "Gibson Girl" style woman in yellow dressing-gown, advertising
Athlo-ointment
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before)
Maker
Hayes Litho Co.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Gibson Girl theme
Material
heavy paper: grey; tan; white; yellow; brown; blue; maroon
Inscriptions
Front reads, "When your children have Croup, Cold or // Sore Throat, there is nothing so good
as // Athlo-Ointment // It will not blister the skin or stain the clothing // For Sale by //
The Athlophoros Co. New Haven, Conn."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.7 cm. x Width: 8.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bend from top right corner to middle of right side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.428
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Athlo-Tablets blotter

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001428
Description
Blotter of heavy paper with "Gibson Girl" style woman in blue dressing-gown, advertising Athlotablets
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Accession Number
996001428
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Cathartics -- advertisements
Constipation -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Blotter of heavy paper with "Gibson Girl" style woman in blue dressing-gown, advertising Athlotablets
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before)
Maker
Hayes Litho Co.
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Gibson Girl theme
Material
paper: white; buff; grey; taupe; blue; tan; pink; red; yellow; brown; maroon
Inscriptions
Front reads, "Of the thousand and one things // there is nothing better for a // Constipated
Condition than // Athlo-Tablets // For Sale by // The Athlophoros Co. New Haven Conn."; back
is blank
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.8 cm. x Width: 8.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Small bend, upper right corner; small discolouration 1.5 cm from right edge, 5.5 cm from top;
back has some slight rubbing on left side
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, Christoper Publishing
Co., Hanover, Mass., 1994; CD #8
Research Facts
Athlophoros also the makers of a patent medicine for rheumatism
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