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E. Miller and Co. [business postcard]

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001552
Description
Used paper private postcard; front: testimonial for Miller's Compound Iron Pills, yellow 1cent stamp and address; back: short message and some math doodling in darker ink.
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Accession Number
996001552
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Used paper private postcard; front: testimonial for Miller's Compound Iron Pills, yellow 1cent stamp and address; back: short message and some math doodling in darker ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
E. Miller & Co.
Site Made (City)
Dresden
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
Postmarked Oct. 31, 1896
Material
paper: black; brown; yellow
Inscriptions
Front: "Mr. John Gough, Dresden, Ont., says: --- "Miller's // Compound Iron Pills cured my daughter of St. // Vistus' dance." // (Private Post Card) // N.A. Purdy & Co. // Toronto // Ont // FROM // E. MILLER & CO., // Manufacturing Chemists, // Dresden. Ontario."; back: "Dresden, Oct. 31 - 96 // Please send with next weeks ledgers // One each nos 19.20.30.31. ledger vol. 53 // Please continue sending 5 weeklies // Risf [ ? ] // E. Miller & C"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 15.2 cm. x Width: 9.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very age/sun discoloured and dirty; two small tears, bottom edge near right; left side curves back; two small tears, top edge, near middle; right edge, middle to bottom is slightly torn and bent
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
E. Miller & Co. operated between 1878-1897, while a single E. Miller operated between 1895-1899
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Natures Remedy Tablets [business postcard]

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Dates
1910
circa 1910
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001568
Description
Used thick green paper postcard from Nature's Remedy; address initially typed in purple, but town is crossed out with pencil and a name in pencil added below; back has form letter; green 1cent Canadian stamp.
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Accession Number
996001568
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Drug Industry -- ephemera
Commerce -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Used thick green paper postcard from Nature's Remedy; address initially typed in purple, but town is crossed out with pencil and a name in pencil added below; back has form letter; green 1cent Canadian stamp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, March 11, 1994, from George S. Wegg Limited.
Maker
A. H. Lewis Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Smith's Falls
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1910
circa 1910
Date Remarks
Postmarked and dated
Material
paper: green
ink: black, green
Inscriptions
Front: "Nature's Remedy // NR - TABLETS - NR // Better than // Pills // for Liver Ills // Take one tonight // you'll feel better // in the morning // J. A. McAuley Esq, // Malagawatch, // N.S."; back: "Smith's Falls, Ont. 1910 // Dear Sir - / // It is surprising how business has picked up since // we put our remedies on the price restrictive plan. The // trade is taking very much more interest in N.R. now than // it did previously ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.1 cm. x Width: 8.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slight sun/age discolouration around the edges; pencil used to cross out town and write "S.S.R. Denis"; top left back has an outline of two joined stamps; top edge is rough
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
company also active in 1922
Images
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