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Brown's Iron Bitters [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001660
Description
Trade card advertising Brown's Iron Bitters showing a woman in a pink bonnet and blue shirtwaist leaning on a pillar and carrying a flute case.
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Accession Number
996001660
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Trade card advertising Brown's Iron Bitters showing a woman in a pink bonnet and blue shirtwaist leaning on a pillar and carrying a flute case.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Burrow-Giles Lith. Co. NY
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Fashions date it to turn of century
Material
paper: black; yellow; green; pink; blue; beige; white; brown; red
Inscriptions
Front reads, "QUALITY // NOT QUANTITY // PURITY // BEWARE OF IMITATIONS // BROWN'S IRON BITTERS // A TRUE TONIC // A CERTAIN CURE FOR DISEASES REQUIRING A COMPLETE // TONIC, INDIGESTION, DYSPEPSIA, INTERMITTENT FEVERS, // WANT OF APPETITE, LOSS OF STRENGTH, LACK OF ENERGY // MALARIA AND MALARIAL FEVERS &C. REMOVES ALL SYMPTOMS // OF DECAY IN LIVER, KIDNEYS AND BOWELS, ASSISTING TO // HEALTHY ACTION ALL FUNCTIONS OF THESE GREAT ORGANS // OF LIFE, ENRICHES THE BLOOD, STRENGTHENS THE MUSCLES AND // GIVES NEW LIFE TO THE NERVES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.5 cm. x Width: 7.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Shows a small bend lower right corner; back discoloured -- shows evidence of gluing in all four corners
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Nostrums and Quackery", 1st edition, articles reprinted from the Journal of the American Medical Association, pp. 391, 428; "Secret Nostrums and Systems" by Charles W. Oleson, 1894, p. 26; "The Snake Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, 1994, pp. 50, 96, 109, 121, and plate 97
Research Facts
Also made Brown's Aromatic Cordial Bitters, Brown's Vin Nerve Tonic, which were alcoholic preparations; ingredients: iron, 1 gr.; Calisaya bark, 2 gr.; Phosphorus, 1-200 gr.; Coca, 1 gr.; Viburnum prunifolium, 1 gr.; reputed to contain 19.5% alcohol; true-to-life depiction of current fashion; Lily Lantry, a popular actress, was used in Brown's advertising
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