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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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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 1c 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 1c 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 ["th" superscripted] 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
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.470, .642, .643, .699, .700, .765-.767, .778; CD #8
Research Facts
See 996.001.470
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Dates
1905
circa 1905
Collection
Frank Norman Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
999037004
Description
A colour postcard of the Art Building, Queen's University, which has been mailed to T. Allen of Indianapolis, with a one-cent Canada postage stamp of King Edward; postmarked from Indianapolis, Ind.
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Accession Number
999037004
Collection
Frank Norman Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Universities -- pictorial works
Description
A colour postcard of the Art Building, Queen's University, which has been mailed to T. Allen of Indianapolis, with a one-cent Canada postage stamp of King Edward; postmarked from Indianapolis, Ind.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
The postcard is addressed to T. Darley Allen of Indianapolis; donor was a postcard collector and not related to addressee.
Dates
1905
circa 1905
Date Remarks
Based on the date of the cancellation postmark.
Material
paper: cream, green
ink: green, grey, red, black
Inscriptions
Printed on the face of the postcard: "6859. ART BUILDING, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON ONT."; printed on reverse: "POST CARD"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-3 Box 9
Dimension Notes
Length 13.9 cm x Width 8.8 cm
Condition Remarks
The printed text on the front of the card has faded; tape residue marks on the reverse of the card.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
Forms part of a collection of eight postcards of scenes of Kingston; see artifact numbers 999.037.001 to 999.037.003, and 999.037.005 to 999.037.008; CD #3.
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Dates
1911
circa 1911
Collection
Frank Norman Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
999037005
Description
A colour postcard showing four buildings at Queen's University, looking north east from the bottom of University Avenue.; mailed to Mr. Karl Rice of Adams, N.Y. with a one cent Canada postage stamp of King Edward; postmarked from Kingston, Ont.
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Accession Number
999037005
Collection
Frank Norman Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Universities -- pictorial works
Description
A colour postcard showing four buildings at Queen's University, looking north east from the bottom of University Avenue.; mailed to Mr. Karl Rice of Adams, N.Y. with a one cent Canada postage stamp of King Edward; postmarked from Kingston, Ont.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
The postcard is addressed to Mr Karl Rice of Adams, NY; donor was a postcard collector and not related to addressee.
Maker
The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.
Site Made (Country)
Great Britain
Dates
1911
circa 1911
Date Remarks
Based on the date of the cancellation postmark.
Material
paper: cream, green
ink: green, grey, red, black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on the face of the postcard: "Queen's University, Kingston, Ont., Canada // Physics Building. Grant Hall. New Arts Building. Old Arts Building. // 106,454"; printed on reverse: "The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd. Montreal and Toronto // printed in Great Britain"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-3 Box 9
Dimension Notes
Length 13.7 cm x Width 8.5 cm
Condition Remarks
The top right hand corner of the card is missing, with the other three corners worn and rounded; tape residue marks on the reverse.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
Forms part of a collection of eight postcards of scenes of Kingston; see artifact numbers 999.037.001 to 999.037.004, and 999.037.006 to 999.037.008; CD #3.
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print (framed)

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Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
995002094 a-b
Description
(a) Art print on heavy paper showing a black-and-white sketch of the left corner and front view of Grant Hall at Queen's University; drawn by artist Trudy Doyle; (b) wood and glass frame, with the wood painted white with gold trim at the inner edges; there is a wire attached to the back of the fram…
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Accession Number
995002094 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Universities -- pictorial works
Description
(a) Art print on heavy paper showing a black-and-white sketch of the left corner and front
view of Grant Hall at Queen's University; drawn by artist Trudy Doyle; (b) wood and glass
frame, with the wood painted white with gold trim at the inner edges; there is a wire attached
to the back of the frame to allow the picture to be hung
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - print - Size: Length 35.4 cm. x Width 25.6 cm.
b - frame - Size: Length 48.6 cm. x Width 28.6 cm. x Depth 2.1 cm.
Provenance
Frances Annie (Blue) McIlroy (1941 KGH Nursing graduate)
Maker
Doyle's Art Studio
Site Made (City)
Gananoque
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Material
paper: off-white
wood: beige
glass: clear
paint: white; yellow
wire: grey
Inscriptions
The artist's name, Trudy Doyle, is at the bottom left corner
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-1
Condition Remarks
(a) the art print shows no damage; (b) the frame shows some minor wear -- several scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston; CD #2
Research Facts
The print shows Grant Hall at Queen's University, which was the site of K.G.H. Nursing
graduations
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Queen's Dominion Champions, 1922 [advertising card]

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Dates
1922
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
997002464
Description
Advertising card; long rectangular card featuring a picture of the Queen's men's rugby team, seated with their coaches in front of a building; record (wins) for the season, year, and name of their sponsor, Lockett's, printed beneath them in black ink; back blank.
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Accession Number
997002464
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Universities -- pictorial works
Sports -- pictorial works
Description
Advertising card; long rectangular card featuring a picture of the Queen's men's rugby team, seated with their coaches in front of a building; record (wins) for the season, year, and name of their sponsor, Lockett's, printed beneath them in black ink; back blank.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Maker
Brown & Bigelow
Site Made (City)
St. Paul
Site Made (State)
Minnesota
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1922
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
paper: white, pink
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "QUEEN'S DOMINION CHAMPIONS, 1922 // Presented By // LOCKETT'S // Shoes and // Travelling // Goods..."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 19
Dimension Notes
Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 10.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Large bend in top left hand corner; small bend in bottom left hand corner; ink blotches on back and in back right hand corners; card generally faded on front and back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Brown & Bigelow" Web site; CD #8.
Research Facts
Brown & Bigelow is a promotional products company, founded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1896
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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Queen's Intercollegiate and Domion Champions, 1922-23 [advertising card]

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Dates
1923
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
997002475
Description
Advertising card; long rectangular card featuring picture of the Queen's men's rugby team standing in a row on the field with a crowd of people on stands in background; the men's names are written beneath them on the photograph; season's record (wins), year and name of sponsor, Lockett's, printed i…
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Accession Number
997002475
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Universities -- pictorial works
Sports -- pictorial works
Description
Advertising card; long rectangular card featuring picture of the Queen's men's rugby team standing in a row on the field with a crowd of people on stands in background; the men's names are written beneath them on the photograph; season's record (wins), year and name of sponsor, Lockett's, printed in black ink underneath; back blank
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University
Dates
1923
Date Remarks
Printed on artefact
Material
paper: white, pink
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "QUEEN'S INTERCOLLEGIATE AND DOMINION CHAMPIONS, 1922-23 // PRESENTED BY // LOCKETT'S // SHOES AND TRAVELLING GOODS"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 19
Dimension Notes
Size: Length 23.0 cm x Width 10.1 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Ink marks on back; corners slightly bent; card generally faded on front and back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #8
Exhibit History
On exhibit in the Friend-Vandewater Gallery in Botterell Hall, Queen's University; removed January 27, 2010
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