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Acetic Acid [product label]

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.232
Description
An original un-pasted product label, printed on single side with a decorative image of mortar and pestle and druggist address.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1977.12.232
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Description
An original un-pasted product label, printed on single side with a decorative image of mortar and pestle and druggist address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
T.B. Taylor's Drug and Book Store
Site Made (City)
Watford
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Date Remarks
Style of graphics
Material
paper: cream
ink: black; grey
Inscriptions
"FROM T. B. TAYLOR’S // DRUG & BOOK STORE // MAIN ST // WATFORD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 3.2 cm x Width 6.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Overall yellowing; wear around edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #11
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Acetic Acid [product label]

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.233
Description
An original un-pasted product label, printed on single side with a decorative image of mortar and pestle and druggist address.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1977.12.233
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Description
An original un-pasted product label, printed on single side with a decorative image of mortar and pestle and druggist address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
T.B. Taylor's Drug and Book Store
Site Made (City)
Watford
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: cream
ink: black; grey
Inscriptions
"FROM T. B. TAYLOR’S // DRUG & BOOK STORE // MAIN ST // WATFORD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 3.2 cm x Width 6.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Overall yellowing, wear around edges, 1.2 cm tear at top.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #11
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Acetic Acid [product label]

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Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.234
Description
An original un-pasted product label, printed on single side with a decorative image of mortar and pestle and druggist address.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1977.12.234
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Description
An original un-pasted product label, printed on single side with a decorative image of mortar and pestle and druggist address.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
T.B. Taylor's Drug and Book Store
Site Made (City)
Watford
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890-1910
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: cream
ink: black; grey
Inscriptions
"FROM T. B. TAYLOR’S // DRUG & BOOK STORE // MAIN ST // WATFORD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 3.2 cm x Width 6.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Overall yellowing, wear around edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #11
Images
Less detail
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001806
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both sides of the page
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001806
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- homeopathic and other sectarian medicines -- advertisements
Description
Very large advertisement for Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co. and its numerous products, both
sides of the page
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
"60 years", if began in 1840's then it should be sometime after 1900
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"Humphreys' Remedies; Veterinary Remedies, Witch Hazel Ointment (Comp.) // and // Marvel Witch
Hazel // DR. HUMPHREYS' REMEDIES // NO. FOR PRICE ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-4-2
Dimension Notes
Length: 31.8 cm. x Width: 31.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; various creases and a few stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.291-.295, .619-.625, .764, .791, .806; CD #3
Research Facts
See 996.001.619
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advertising booklet

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7430
Dates
1880
circa 1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1978.14.24
Description
A small, rectangular booklet of 12 pages plus front and back covers; the front cover is illustrated with a border designed to look like the border of a fine tapestry; the booklet is primarily an advertisement for Perry Davis Pain-Killer, including pictorial advertisements, testimonials and claims, …
  2 images  
Accession Number
1978.14.24
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Advertising
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
A small, rectangular booklet of 12 pages plus front and back covers; the front cover is illustrated with a border designed to look like the border of a fine tapestry; the booklet is primarily an advertisement for Perry Davis Pain-Killer, including pictorial advertisements, testimonials and claims, as well as jokes and facts to entertain the reader and directions on dyeing fabrics; the binding is sewn.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Perry Davis & Son & Lawrence
Site Made (City)
Montreal
Site Made (State)
Quebec
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1880
circa 1880
Date Remarks
Date printed inside booklet
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, red
Inscriptions
Printed on the front: "All Sorts"; printed on the inside: "Head Quarters // – OF THE – / PAIN - KILLER // – IN – // MONTREAL. // PAIN - KILLER. // 'T CURES, WHEN TAKEN INTERNALLY, // Cramp. Cholera, Dysentery, // Diarrhoea, Painter's Colic, Bowel Com- // plaints, Pain in the Stomach, Liver Complaints, Sore // Throat. Sudden Colds, Coughs, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, &c. // WHEN USED EXTERNALLY, IT CURES // Boils, Felons, Cuts, Bruises, Burns and Scalds, Old Sores, // Sprains, Swelling of Joints, Toothache, Pain // in the Face, Neuralgia, Rheuma - // tism, Frosted Feet, &c. // For Cholera Morbus and Cholera Infantum as well as all Summer Com - // plaints of a similar nature"; this page is illustrated with a drawing of the company headquarters; printed in black ink on the back cover are two advertisements for other products; "For CONSUMPTION and all Diseases that lead to it, // SUCH AS // Coughs, Neglected Colds, Bronchitis, Pain in the Chest, // – AND – // ALL DISEASES OF THE LUNGS // ALLEN'S LUNG BALSAM // Is the Great Modern Remedy. – For Croup it is almost a specific. // It excites expectoration, and causes the lungs to throw off the phlegm or mucus // Physicians having consumptive patients, // and who, having to cure them with their own medicine, we would recommend // to give ALLEN'S LUNG BALSAM a try // Sold by all druggist's, $1.00 per bottle"; on the second half: "BEARINE // FOR THE // HAIR. // IT IS A HAIR BEAUTIFIER, PRESERVER AND DRESSING. // This elegant preparation named from the CANADA BEAR, from which its most // essental element is obtained // SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS // PRICE, 50 CENTS PER BOTTLE // PERRY DAVIS & SON & LAWRENCE, // PROPRIETOR'S, MONTREAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length 18.2 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper has yellowed with age and has been water stained and spotted; there is a small tear on the upper left-hand corner.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Spring and Summer Catalogue (No. 46)," The T. Eaton Co., 1901 (reprinted 1970), p. 117
Research Facts
Claims to cure cholera, dysentery and diphtheria; claims to have "stood the test of forty years' trial."
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advertising postcard

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Dates
1876
circa 1876
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
996001470
Description
Cardboard postcard of Oxford University compliments of the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.; front: chromolithograph of High Street, Oxford, England during the 1800's; writing in both French and English; back: left side has postage-size picture of Lydia Pinkham with description of what she sells (Fren…
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Accession Number
996001470
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Universities -- pictorial works
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard postcard of Oxford University compliments of the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.; front:
chromolithograph of High Street, Oxford, England during the 1800's; writing in both French and
English; back: left side has postage-size picture of Lydia Pinkham with description of what she
sells (French and English), a space for a stamp, correspondence and address; card is unused
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Lynn
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1876
circa 1876
Date Remarks
Probably after her death in 1883 (the name of the co. differs)
Material
paper: red; blue; green; brown; black
Inscriptions
Front reads: "HIGH STREET, OXFORD UNIVERSITY, OXFORD, ENG. // COMPLIMENTS OF THE LYDIA E. PINKHAM
MEDICINE CO., LYNN, MASS., U.S.A. // AVEC LES COMPLIMENTS DE LA LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE
COMPANY, LYNN, ETATS-UNIS."; back: "Post Card // CARTE POSTALE // Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound is in three forms // liquid, lozenges, pills. Blood Purifier, Liver Pills, Sanative
Wash, // For All Female Complaints"; same in French
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.1 cm. x Width: 9.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: left top corner severe bend (cardboard broken at the back); right top corner, larger,
but less severe bend; light ink spots and dirt and age discolouration; back: dirty and agediscoloured;
"Ada" written in pencil and assorted light marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"American Health QUackery" by James Harvey Young, pp. 10-12, 59-63, 74, 93, 134; "The Snake-Oil
Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 5, 6, 8, 28, 32, 49, 50, 55-58,, 95, 115, 117, 123, 132,
148, inserts # 15, 16; "Magic, Medicine and Quackery" by Eric Maple, pp. 159-160; "The Great
American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, pp. 13, 17, 21, 59; "Remedies and Rackets" by James
Cook, pp. 19, 86-90; "The Natural History of Quackery" by Eric Jameson, pp. 172-180; "The Medical
Messiahs" by James Harvey Young, pp. 22, 135, 177-178, 349; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by
James Harvey Young; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, chapt. 3; "Nostrums
and Quackery", 1921, pp. 160-163; "Step Right Up" by Brooks McNamara, pp. 13, 59, insert #10;
"The Great American Medicine Show" by Armstrong & Armstrong, pp. 163-165; see also 996.001.642,
.643, .699, .700, .765-.768, .778; CD #8
Research Facts
Pinkham Co. consigned its records to accessible archives, unlike other such companies (after its
demise); trademark face and "Yours for Health" Archives given to Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger
Library on the History of Women in America, at Radcliffe College; vegetable compound first
marketed in 1875, challenging "heroic" medicine (bleeding, etc.) with botanical blends; contained
true and false unicorn root, pleurisy root, life-root, black cohosh, fenugreek seed and
19% alcohol; probably came from one of the major botanical therapy digests ("American Dispensatory"
by John King); the Panic of 1873 ruined her husband, who had never been secure, so at age
56 she went into business; appealed a great deal to women, and they used this (she and her sons);
Lydia was born in 1819 and died in 1883, but for 20 years after, women were still receiving answers
to their letters, signed by Lydia (uncovered by a photographer who showed her tombstone in
"Ladies' Home Journal" in 1904; song ("American Health Quackery", p. 62); she was a folk heroine;
advertising power of children so great, Lydia's granddaughters began appearing; over the years,
every ingredient changed ... except the alcohol; after many public attacks on the alcohol content
they changed the composition and never regained its popularity (in 1904 had 20.6% alcohol); sold
because of boldly feminist approach; claims varied - increased fertility ("A baby in every bottle")
- relief from cramps and PMS - ; all sorts of "family" advice given; "Write to Mrs. Pinkham"
- actually the widow of Lydia Pinkham's son (not quite false, just misleading); still around
in 1957; mid-1920's, 15% alcohol; 1938 contained gentian, black cohosh, true and false unicorn,
life-root, pleurisy root, dendelion, chamomile, a little vitamin B1, and 15% alcohol; in 1957,
also contained licorice, Jamaica Dogwood and only 13.5% alcohol (pills had Jamaica Dogwood,
pleurisy rot, licorice and iron); had 3 sons, named Dan, Will and Charles,and a daughter named
Aroline, who married William H. Gove; husband Isaac died in 1889; by 1881 grossing $30,000/
month; Pinkham's "Guide for Women" a great success; initially four pages, by 1901 ran to 62
pages in five languages; compound sold in many foreign countries by the 1900's; "There was a
bad moment in China when it was discovered that only married women were buying the compound.
Investigation showed that the trouble lay in the Chinese name for Vegetable Compound which
had been most ineptly translated as 'Smooth Sea's Pregnancy Womb Birth - Giving Magical 100
Per Cent Effective Water'." (Holbrook); family-run until 1968 when sold to a pharmaceutical
firm; 1972 operations moved to Puerto Rico; 1980's still being made; Lydia was very independent
woman who definitely supported the women's liberation movement, although it was not labeled as
such back then; often printers only had Lydia Pinkham's likeness, and so when Queen Victoria
died, it was actually Lydia's picture they used, as they did when several famous women died
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advertising postcard

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Dates
1893
circa 1893
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001769
Description
Used small paper postcard to Brown & Seibirt(?) from James A. Kennedy & Co.; front: address written in pencil and one 1cent blue imprinted Canadian stamp; back: filled-in form letter.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001769
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Correspondence, ephemera
Description
Used small paper postcard to Brown & Seibirt(?) from James A. Kennedy & Co.; front: address written in pencil and one 1cent blue imprinted Canadian stamp; back: filled-in form letter.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
James A. Kennedy & Co.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1893
circa 1893
Date Remarks
Postmarked Feb. 22, 1893
Material
paper: blue; black
Inscriptions
Front: "Brown & Seibirt[?] // Crediton // Ont"; back: "KENNEDY'S // HERBAL DISCOVERY // HAIR DRESSING. // HERBAL LIVER PILLS. // SOUTHERN ASTHMA CURE. // JAMES A. KENNEDY & CO., // WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, // 342 RICHMOND STREET, LONDON, ONT. // Dear Sir, - // We beg to advise you our Mr. M. McLENNAN will have the pleasure // of waiting on you on or about the 1st Instant ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.9 cm. x Width: 7.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; some light smudging from the ink near the top at the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
See 996.001.547
Research Facts
Company open from 1883-1901
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advertising trade card

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2728
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001691
Description
Small paper trade card for Dr. Jayne's products (album card #7); front: chromolithograph of a man, woman and dog (a reduced print of a painting); back: description of scene and various Dr. Jayne patent medicines.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001691
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 Dr. Jayne's products (album card #7); front: chromolithograph of a man, woman and dog (a reduced print of a painting); back: description of scene and various Dr. Jayne patent medicines.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
See 996.001.688
Material
paper: blue; brown; red; green; grey
Inscriptions
"WE have again the pleasure of presenting you with an // Album Card -- the seventh of our series. It is a reduced // copy of a characteristic Scotch picture, // "O NANNIE, WILT THOU GANG WI' ME?" // (literally, "Popping the Question") painted by the cele - // brated artist Faed. The original is a very pleasing picture of // recognized merit, and we trust our little copy will be received // with ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.7 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: edges a little worn and some areas in the shiny grey sky are wearing off; back: a number of light stains and some of the paper has been lifted off the edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
See 996.001.688-.69
Research Facts
See 996.001.688; presented by WM.W. Tooker, Sag Harbor, Suffolk Co., New York
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advertising trade card

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Dates
1878
circa 1878
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001692
Description
Small paper trade card for Dr. Jayne's products (album card #5); front: chromolithograph of the finding of Moses; back: description of scene and various products
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001692
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 Dr. Jayne's products (album card #5); front: chromolithograph of the finding of Moses; back: description of scene and various products
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1878
circa 1878
Date Remarks
Ad for their 1879 Almanac
Material
paper: tan
ink: blue; white; red; green; yellow
Inscriptions
"TO OUR PATRONS: // ON the opposite page, we again present you with what we // hope will prove a very acceptable Album Picture and // one well worthy of preservation -- being a reduced copy of Paul // Delaroche's celebrated painting, "The Finding of Moses." This // is the fifth of the Album Series, and from the beginning, our // endeavor has been to make each of intrinsic merit both in subject // and style ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.1 cm. x Width: 8.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; front: top left corner bent and creased; back: some darker brown stains with some small pieces of paper still attached to back (old adhesive stains)
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
See 996.001.688-.695
Research Facts
See 996.001.688; presented by Haskell Bros., Wilmington, Wincham Co. Vermont
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A.H. Lewis Medicine Co. envelope

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Dates
1919
circa 1919
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
996001585
Description
Used envelope made of medium thickness paper; the front has printed message and typewritten address; 3 green stamps each worth 1c
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001585
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 envelope made of medium thickness paper; the front has printed message and typewritten address;
3 green stamps each worth 1c
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 Falls
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1919
circa 1919
Date Remarks
Postmark
Material
paper: black; blue; green; white
Inscriptions
Front: "IN 10 DAYS RETURN TO // THE A.H. LEWIS MEDICINE // Smiths Falls ... Ont., Can. // Messrs //
The Sentinel Publishing Co. Ltd. // 37-39 McCaw St. // Toronto Ont. // Nature's Remedy // Reg.
U.S. Pat. Office // NR - Tablets - NR "; "Landmark" written in pencil
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder C
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.5 cm. x Width: 9.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Envelope is discoloured around the edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.449, .450, .568; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.449, .568
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