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Wintersmith's Tonic for Malaria matchbook

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001454
Description
Cardboard matchbook advertising Wintersmith's Tonic for Malaria; outside has orange-yellow background with purple lettering; inside: a facsimile of a Bible, which is free with the top of one large carton, black on grey
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Accession Number
996001454
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Antimalarials -- advertisements
Malaria -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Description
Cardboard matchbook advertising Wintersmith's Tonic for Malaria; outside has orange-yellow background
with purple lettering; inside: a facsimile of a Bible, which is free with the top of one
large carton, black on grey
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15 1995 (before)
Maker
Diamond Match Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
States it has been around for 70 years, but no initial date to go on, so probably early 1900's
Material
paper: yellow; purple; black
Inscriptions
Outside: "WINTERSMITH'S // TONIC // for MALARIA // Made in U.S.A. // THE DIAMOND MATCH CO.
N.Y.C. // SEE INSIDE COVER // CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING MATCH"; inside: "Get this FREE BIBLE!
// For over 70 years grateful people all over the South have trusted // Wintersmith's Tonic
for the relief of Malaria. // To convince YOU, we are offering this complete, 761-page Holy
Bible, FREE", etc.; tells how to get it
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.3 cm. x Width: 4.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Dirty with age and creases very apparent; staple has been removed with whatever was left of
the matches
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
Research Facts
Interesting way to promote a product! Product around for at least 70 years in the southern USA
Images
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