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Ex-Lax [advertising postcard]

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Dates
1939
circa 1939
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001787
Description
Unused paper postcard for Ex-Lax; front: colour reproduction of an Ex-Lax Exhibit in the Hall of Pharmacy at the New York World's Fair; back: normal postcard set-up.
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Accession Number
996001787
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription -- ephemera
Correspondence, ephemera
MM= Drugs -- digestive disorders -- ephemera
MM= Drugs -- cathartics-- ephemera
Description
Unused paper postcard for Ex-Lax; front: colour reproduction of an Ex-Lax Exhibit in the Hall of Pharmacy at the New York World's Fair; back: normal postcard set-up.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Ex-Lax; Nat'l Post Card Headquarters (card); A "Colourpicture" Publication (picture)
Site Made (City)
New York (card)
Site Made (State)
New York (card)
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1939
circa 1939
Date Remarks
Started in 1939, probably c. same date as New York's World Fair (1939-1940)
Material
paper: red; black; white; yellow; blue
Inscriptions
"EX-LAX // The original chocolated laxative // EX-LAX EXHIBIT -- HALL OF PHARMACY -- NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR // The // NEW EX-LAX BOX // Introduced the // summer of 1939 ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.9 cm. x Width: 8.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
"Remedies & Rackets" by James Cook, p. 136
Research Facts
Contained phenolphthalein, an "irritant" (the active ingredient of Ex-Lax); New York World Fair was 1939-1940
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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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