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advertising booklet

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Dates
1869
circa 1869
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001898
Description
Paper hardcover book put out by Barry, Du Barry & Co. for their product "Revalenta Arabica"; inside - brief product promises and many testimonials; one page missing.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001898
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- advertisements
Description
Paper hardcover book put out by Barry, Du Barry & Co. for their product "Revalenta Arabica"; inside - brief product promises and many testimonials; one page missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July, 1993.
Maker
Barry, Du Barry & Co. Wertheimer, Lea & Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
Great Britain
Dates
1869
circa 1869
Date Remarks
Dated
Material
paper: green; black
Inscriptions
"THE // NATURAL RESTORER // OF // PERFECT HEALTH // TO THE // MOST ENFEEBLED OR SHATTERED CONSTITUTION, // WITHOUT MEDICINE, INCONVENIENCE OR EXPENSE; // OR HOW // SPEEDILY AND RADICALLY TO REMOVE // WITHOUT MEDICINE, // DYSPEPSIA (INDIGESTION), NERVOUSNESS, CONSTIPATION, FLATU- // LENCY, PHLEGM, BILIOUSNESS, LIVER COMPLAINTS, HYSTERIA, NEURALGIA, SLEEPLESSNESS, // ACIDITY ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-4
Length
16.6 cm.
Width
10.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very age/sun discoloured and stained; cover corners are soft
Copy Type
Original
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advertising pamphlet

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2928
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001891
Description
Pamphlet advertising Nafrine; one piece of heavy paper folded book-style, with a depiction of a pen nib on the front.
  3 images  
Accession Number
996001891
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Pamphlets
Rhinitis -- drug therapy --advertisements
Description
Pamphlet advertising Nafrine; one piece of heavy paper folded book-style, with a depiction of a pen nib on the front.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Schering Corporation
Site Made (City)
Pointe Claire
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1965
circa 1965
Date Remarks
Copyrighted 1965
Material
heavy paper: green; yellow
Inscriptions
Front reads: "no // need // to // write // q. 3-4 h."; back reads, "NAFRINE // Oxymetazoline HCl // for more thorough, comfortable and lasting relief // of nasal congestion. [Goes on to describe use, dosage, administration, packaging and precautions]"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box #6
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.8 cm. x Width: 16.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
No marks or tears
Copy Type
Original
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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.
  1 image  
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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Athlo-Ointment [advertising ink 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 drawing of a woman in yellow gown, advertising Athlo-ointment.
  1 image  
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 drawing of a woman in yellow 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
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Athlo - Tablets [advertising ink 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 drawing of a woman in blue gown, advertising Athlotablets.
  1 image  
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 drawing of a woman in blue 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
Reference Comments
"The Snake-Oil Syndrome: Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, Christoper Publishing Co., Hanover, Mass., 1994
Research Facts
Athlophoros also the makers of a patent medicine for rheumatism
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Ayer's Ague Cure [advertising trade card]

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Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001650
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Ague Cure; front: chromolithograph of a young woman giving this to a Mexican lad in a tropical locale.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001650
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- anti-pyretic -- advertisements
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Ague Cure; front: chromolithograph of a young woman giving this to a Mexican lad in a tropical locale.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
paper: green; blue; red; yellow; black
Inscriptions
"AYER'S AGUE CURE // IS WARRANTED TO CURE // FEVER & AGUE AND ALL // MALARIAL DISORDERS. // OVER."; back: "AYER'S AGUE CURE IS // a purely vegetable bitter and // powerful tonic ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.1 cm. x Width: 6.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
A number of large creases, "breaking" the paper in front or back; some general stains (dirt) and a small amount of age/sun discolouration; front: left bottom corner, top paper has ripped away
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Secret Nostrums & Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 9
Research Facts
Contained amorphous cinchona alkaloids, cinchonine, cinchonidine, quinine, and quinidine
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Ayer's Ague Cure [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
996001653
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Ague Cure; front: a chromolithograph of a cabin and family in a swampy "wild" area; a triangular section, bottom, right, shows two frogs handing a bottle of the cure to an alligator (?) or crocodile; back: description of cure.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001653
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Ague Cure; front: a chromolithograph of a cabin and family in a swampy "wild" area; a triangular section, bottom, right, shows two frogs handing a bottle of the cure to an alligator (?) or crocodile; back: description of cure.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("cure") and was produced for over "25 years", but no information on when this cure was first made
Material
paper: green; red; yellow; brown; blue
Inscriptions
"AYER'S AGUE CURE // IS WARRANTED TO CURE // FEVER & AGUE AND ALL // MALARIAL DISORDERS. // Prepared by // Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass."; back: "Ayer's Ague Cure is a purely // vegetable bitter and ..." etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.6 cm. x Width: 6.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; bottom right corner bent
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Cathartic Pills [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
circa 1870
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001758
Description
Small paper trade card for Ayer's Cathartic Pills; front: chromolithograph of an "assembly line" of naked children packaging the pills; back: product promises and promotion and a facsimile of the glass vial used in hot or damp climates.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001758
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- cathartics -- advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Ayer's Cathartic Pills; front: chromolithograph of an "assembly line" of naked children packaging the pills; back: product promises and promotion and a facsimile of the glass vial used in hot or damp climates.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Material
paper: pink; green; yellow; blue; brown
Inscriptions
Front: "AYER'S CATHARTIC PILLS. // A safe, // pleasant and reliable // Family Medicine. // Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co. Lowell, Mass., U.S.A. // OVER"; back: "AYER'S PILLS // are the result of years of chemical // research and practical experiment. // They are compounded from the extract- // ed and concentrated virtues of purely // vegetable substances, and combine the // choicest cathartic principles in medicine, ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.8 cm. x Width: 6.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: some staining in upper left; bend and crease in upper right and a number of worn-to-white spots in the top right quadrant; back: a number of burgundy ink stains and some printing; also some old adhesive on the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"One for a Man, Two for a Horse" by Gerald Carson, p. 73
Research Facts
Exact picture in "One for a Man, Two for a Horse" by Gerald Carson, p. 73
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Ayer's Cherry Pectora [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001654
Description
Small paper trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: chromolithograph of a young girl standing under a tree watching two birds eat some cherries from it; house and field in background; back describes the product and what it cures.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001654
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 Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: chromolithograph of a young girl standing under a tree watching two birds eat some cherries from it; house and field in background; back describes the product and what it cures.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("cure") but after trade cards became popular in 1870's
Material
paper: green; red; yellow; brown; blue
Inscriptions
"AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL, // For the cure of // Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Croup, // Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, // and Consumption. // PREPARED BY DR. J.C. AYER & CO., LOWELL, MASS., U.S.A. // Over."; back: description of cure
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.0 cm. x Width: 6.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration and some stain-like dark streaks; small spot along top edge near right where top paper has come off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
identical picture p. 131 of "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001647
Description
Trade card, coloured, advertising Ayer's Cherry Pectoral showing two toddlers and a giant bottle of Ayer's with a cherry branch; back describes curative properties and strength of the Pectoral.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001647
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Trade card, coloured, advertising Ayer's Cherry Pectoral showing two toddlers and a giant bottle of Ayer's with a cherry branch; back describes curative properties and strength of the Pectoral.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
paper: green; blue; brown; white; orange; grey; red
Inscriptions
Front reads: "AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL // Cures Colds, Coughs & all Diseases // of the Throat and Lungs"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.5 cm. x Width: 11.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Large bend, upper right corner; bend, upper left corner; bend, lower left corner; lower right corner shows evidence of rubbing; some bald patches on back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young, pp. 130-134; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 10-11, 47, 50-51; "Secret Nostrums and Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 9; The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, p. 181
Research Facts
Ayer began his career working at an apothecary shop in Lowell, Mass.; studied medicine with a local physician, bought a drugstore in 1841, and later got a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania; began marketing Cherry Pectoral "about midcentury" and followed with other medicines; the Cherry Pectoral was first compounded in Jacob Robbins' Drug Store, Lowell, Mass.; later bought Robbins' Drugstore with money borrowed from his uncle; contained heroin; recipe for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral (from Pacific Med. and Surg. Journal): acetate of morphia, 3 gr., tincture of bloodroot, 2 dr., wine antimony, 3 dr., wine ipecac, 3 dr., syrup wild cherry, 3 oz.; Ayer's Cherry Pectoral was praised for its full labelling of its product -- it printed on its label, as the law required, "the proportion of heroin contained in it" as well as all other ingredients and their proportion.
A Native American medicinal staple, the bark of wild cherry is used for its medicinal properties; it is most commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory ailments, such as colds and bronchitis; its sedative, drying, and expectorant properties make it a common ingredient in cough syrups; also used to treat pain and digestive disorders. Cherry bark is great at combating dry and irritable coughs. Overuse of cherry bark can be toxic.
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