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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1912
circa 1912
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001768
Description
Used paper postcard of the Leland Stanford Jr. University from the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.; front: chromolithograph of the university grounds; back: green one cent Canadian stamp and handwritten message in brown ink, from a girl to her brother.
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Accession Number
996001768
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Universities -- pictorial works
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Used paper postcard of the Leland Stanford Jr. University from the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.; front: chromolithograph of the university grounds; back: green one cent Canadian stamp and handwritten message in brown ink, from a girl to her brother.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Lynn
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1912
circa 1912
Date Remarks
Dated July 7, 1912 and postmarked
Material
paper: blue; pink; brown; white; green
Inscriptions
Front: "THE LELAND STANFORD JR. // UNIVERSITY // PALO ALTO, // CAL // COMPLIMENTS OF THE LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE CO., LYNN, MASS. U.S.A. // AVEC LES COMPLIMENTS DE LA LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE COMPANY, LYNN, ETAT-UNIS."; back: "July 7th 1912 Caledon East // Dear Brother:- // I suppose you arrived // O.K. I took 38 in my // reading qtr[?] Bolton, and // I will know next Friday // if I pass or not. Mrs [?] Hardy is on her way [?] // This is a // sporty[?] Card. // Ha Ha. // Marion was yelling Good-bye (Norm) after you were gone // "From Edna" // XXXXX // Norman S. // Matthews // 179 George Street // Toronto, Ont."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: a number of dot stains and all of the corners are bent; back: some smudging of the ink
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail

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
Less detail