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Ayer's Ague Cure [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001653
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Ague Cure; front: a chromolithograph of a cabin and family in a swampy "wild" area; a triangular section, bottom, right, shows two frogs handing a bottle of the cure to an alligator (?) or crocodile; back: description of cure.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001653
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Ague Cure; front: a chromolithograph of a cabin and family in a swampy "wild" area; a triangular section, bottom, right, shows two frogs handing a bottle of the cure to an alligator (?) or crocodile; back: description of cure.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("cure") and was produced for over "25 years", but no information on when this cure was first made
Material
paper: green; red; yellow; brown; blue
Inscriptions
"AYER'S AGUE CURE // IS WARRANTED TO CURE // FEVER & AGUE AND ALL // MALARIAL DISORDERS. // Prepared by // Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass."; back: "Ayer's Ague Cure is a purely // vegetable bitter and ..." etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.6 cm. x Width: 6.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; bottom right corner bent
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Ayer's American Almanac 1892 [advertising almanac]

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Dates
1892
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
1978.14.11
Description
An original paper advertising almanac, Canadian edition, 32 pages covered with yellow paper, front and back covers printed, black print, glued spine, images on several pages, line drawing image on front cover of Ayer’s bottle on top of a globe with light shining around the bottle, image on back cov…
  2 images  
Accession Number
1978.14.11
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Almanacs
Advertising
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
An original paper advertising almanac, Canadian edition, 32 pages covered with yellow paper, front and back covers printed, black print, glued spine, images on several pages, line drawing image on front cover of Ayer’s bottle on top of a globe with light shining around the bottle, image on back cover of bundles packages of raw sarsaparilla including product, a small piece of red, white, and blue looped string tied through a hole in the top left corner; advertisements for various products throughout.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1892
Date Remarks
Printed on cover.
Material
paper: tan; yellow
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on cover: "AYER'S // AMERICAN ALMANAC // – CANADIAN EDITION – // 1892 // AYER’S SARSAPARILLA // CURES OTHERS WILL CURE YOU // PUBLUSHED BY // DR. J. C. AYER & CO., // Practical and Analytical Chemists // LOWELL, MASS., U.S.A."; printed on back: a page of advertising
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder B
Dimension Notes
Length 19.4 cm x Width 12.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear along fold and edges, overall yellowing, spot of brown discolouration on front cover bleeding through to middle of book.
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Cathartic Pills [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
circa 1870
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001758
Description
Small paper trade card for Ayer's Cathartic Pills; front: chromolithograph of an "assembly line" of naked children packaging the pills; back: product promises and promotion and a facsimile of the glass vial used in hot or damp climates.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001758
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
MM= Drugs -- cathartics -- advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Ayer's Cathartic Pills; front: chromolithograph of an "assembly line" of naked children packaging the pills; back: product promises and promotion and a facsimile of the glass vial used in hot or damp climates.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Material
paper: pink; green; yellow; blue; brown
Inscriptions
Front: "AYER'S CATHARTIC PILLS. // A safe, // pleasant and reliable // Family Medicine. // Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co. Lowell, Mass., U.S.A. // OVER"; back: "AYER'S PILLS // are the result of years of chemical // research and practical experiment. // They are compounded from the extract- // ed and concentrated virtues of purely // vegetable substances, and combine the // choicest cathartic principles in medicine, ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder E
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.8 cm. x Width: 6.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration; front: some staining in upper left; bend and crease in upper right and a number of worn-to-white spots in the top right quadrant; back: a number of burgundy ink stains and some printing; also some old adhesive on the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"One for a Man, Two for a Horse" by Gerald Carson, p. 73
Research Facts
Exact picture in "One for a Man, Two for a Horse" by Gerald Carson, p. 73
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Ayer's Cherry Pectora [advertising trade card]

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Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001654
Description
Small paper trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: chromolithograph of a young girl standing under a tree watching two birds eat some cherries from it; house and field in background; back describes the product and what it cures.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001654
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 Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: chromolithograph of a young girl standing under a tree watching two birds eat some cherries from it; house and field in background; back describes the product and what it cures.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("cure") but after trade cards became popular in 1870's
Material
paper: green; red; yellow; brown; blue
Inscriptions
"AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL, // For the cure of // Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Croup, // Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, // and Consumption. // PREPARED BY DR. J.C. AYER & CO., LOWELL, MASS., U.S.A. // Over."; back: description of cure
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 12.0 cm. x Width: 6.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some age/sun discolouration and some stain-like dark streaks; small spot along top edge near right where top paper has come off
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Research Facts
identical picture p. 131 of "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral [advertising card]

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.217
Description
An original double-sided paper advertising card; image on front shows a young woman in a field carrying a basket of cherries; image on back shows a hand pouring syrup into a spoon.
  2 images  
Accession Number
1977.12.217
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Description
An original double-sided paper advertising card; image on front shows a young woman in a field carrying a basket of cherries; image on back shows a hand pouring syrup into a spoon.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: cream
ink: black; blue; green; red
Inscriptions
Printed on front: "AYER'S // CHERRY PECTORAL // Cures Cold, Coughs, // and all Diseases // of the Throat and Lungs"; on back is printed a lengthy advertisement.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 12.0 cm x Width 6.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor yellowing on back.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral [advertising trade card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2684
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001647
Description
Trade card, coloured, advertising Ayer's Cherry Pectoral showing two toddlers and a giant bottle of Ayer's with a cherry branch; back describes curative properties and strength of the Pectoral.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001647
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Trade card, coloured, advertising Ayer's Cherry Pectoral showing two toddlers and a giant bottle of Ayer's with a cherry branch; back describes curative properties and strength of the Pectoral.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
paper: green; blue; brown; white; orange; grey; red
Inscriptions
Front reads: "AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL // Cures Colds, Coughs & all Diseases // of the Throat and Lungs"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.5 cm. x Width: 11.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Large bend, upper right corner; bend, upper left corner; bend, lower left corner; lower right corner shows evidence of rubbing; some bald patches on back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young, pp. 130-134; "The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 10-11, 47, 50-51; "Secret Nostrums and Systems" by Chas. W. Oleson, p. 9; The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, p. 181
Research Facts
Ayer began his career working at an apothecary shop in Lowell, Mass.; studied medicine with a local physician, bought a drugstore in 1841, and later got a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania; began marketing Cherry Pectoral "about midcentury" and followed with other medicines; the Cherry Pectoral was first compounded in Jacob Robbins' Drug Store, Lowell, Mass.; later bought Robbins' Drugstore with money borrowed from his uncle; contained heroin; recipe for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral (from Pacific Med. and Surg. Journal): acetate of morphia, 3 gr., tincture of bloodroot, 2 dr., wine antimony, 3 dr., wine ipecac, 3 dr., syrup wild cherry, 3 oz.; Ayer's Cherry Pectoral was praised for its full labelling of its product -- it printed on its label, as the law required, "the proportion of heroin contained in it" as well as all other ingredients and their proportion.
A Native American medicinal staple, the bark of wild cherry is used for its medicinal properties; it is most commonly used to treat symptoms of respiratory ailments, such as colds and bronchitis; its sedative, drying, and expectorant properties make it a common ingredient in cough syrups; also used to treat pain and digestive disorders. Cherry bark is great at combating dry and irritable coughs. Overuse of cherry bark can be toxic.
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral [advertising trade card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2685
Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001648
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: young woman carrying a basket full of cherries (chromolithograph); back: description of what it cures.
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001648
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: young woman carrying a basket full of cherries (chromolithograph); back: description of what it cures.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Date Remarks
Says "cure", so before 1906, but cards popular in 1870's-1900's
Material
paper: red; blue; green; yellow; brown
Inscriptions
"AYER'S // CHERRY PECTORAL // Cures Colds, Coughs, // and all Diseases // of the Throat and Lungs."; back: "TOO MUCH STRESS CANNOT // be laid upon the admonition to // all persons affected by ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.7 cm. x Width: 6.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Mild age/sun discolouration and mild staining on the back
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral [advertising trade card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2694
Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001657
Description
Small paper trade card for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: a chromolithographic depiction of Penn's Treaty (c. 1682-83) but substituting Ayer's Product; back relates product to Treaty and what benefits could be had from this "cure".
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001657
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 Ayer's Cherry Pectoral; front: a chromolithographic depiction of Penn's Treaty (c. 1682-83) but substituting Ayer's Product; back relates product to Treaty and what benefits could be had from this "cure".
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
1906
circa 1870-1906
Date Remarks
Says "cure", so before 1906
Material
paper: green; blue; pink; brown; black
Inscriptions
"AYER'S // CHERRY // PECTORAL // CURES // COLDS // COUGHS // &c. // PENN'S TREATY. (1682 or 1683?) Over."; back: "THE DATE OF Penn's Treaty is // in dispute, but it is universally // admitted that ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.9 cm. x Width: 6.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Slightly age/sun discoloured; some of backing has been torn up, and other pieces of paper stuck on
Copy Type
Original
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Ayer's Hair Vigor [advertising trade card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2442
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001405
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Ayer's Hair Vigor in chromolithograph; front: colour depicting young woman with shiny, luxuriant hair, white gown and pink rose; back: tan with blue writing, and a picture of a woman writing (perhaps praising the product)
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001405
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Hair Preparations -- advertisements
Hair Dyes -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Light cardboard trade card for Ayer's Hair Vigor in chromolithograph; front: colour depicting young woman with shiny, luxuriant hair, white gown and pink rose; back: tan with blue writing, and a picture of a woman writing (perhaps praising the product)
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Date Remarks
Unsure as to exact start/end, around until at lease 1911 (Hudson Bay Fall / Winter 1910-11 Catalogue)
Material
paper: red; brown; pink; green; blue
Inscriptions
"AYER'S // HAIR VIGOR // THE // BEST HAIR DRESSING, // PROMOTES A NEW GROWTH OF HAIR AND // RESTORES GRAY HAIR // TO ITS // ORIGINAL COLOR // AYER'S HAIR VIGOR // Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass. USA // Removes DANDRUFF, Prevents Baldness"; back: describes its benefits with praise from a user
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 13.5 cm. x Width: 8.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Front: top 1/4 stained, slight pencil marks top right; back: hole (small) below all writing, stained top and most of the card appears to have been exposed to light for a long time, darkening the paper noticably
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Golden Age of Quackery" by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 53-55; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome, Patent Medicine Advertising" by A. Walker Bingham, p. 74; "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey Young, pp. 130-134; "One For a Man, Two For a Horse" by Gerald Carson, pictures p. 15, 111; "Step Right Up" by Brooks McNamara, p. 10 of colour inserts -- identical picture; Eaton catalogue, 1892-94, 1901-03; Hudson Bay catalogue, 1910-11
Research Facts
Dr. J. C. Ayer became rich thanks to his various medicines (including Cherry Pectoral and his sarsaparilla), starting around 1841, died in 1871, but continued by his brother Frederick; bought out Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer in 1895 to eliminate competition to its Hair Vigor; cost 70 cts/bottle in 1893 (Eaton's), 65 cts in 1901-1903 (Eaton's), 70 cts 1910-1911 (Hudson Bay)
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Ayer's Pills [advertising card]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7173
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
1977.12.221
Description
An original advertising card, printed on tan and cream paper; image on front is of an armed field battle featuring a uniformed man on a horse with an Ayer’s Pills flag slaying another mounted man; image on back is of Ayer’s pill bottle, oval seller’s hand stamp on back in purple ink.
  2 images  
Accession Number
1977.12.221
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Advertising
Description
An original advertising card, printed on tan and cream paper; image on front is of an armed field battle featuring a uniformed man on a horse with an Ayer’s Pills flag slaying another mounted man; image on back is of Ayer’s pill bottle, oval seller’s hand stamp on back in purple ink.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Maker
Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Lowell
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Date Remarks
Style of graphics.
Material
paper: cream; tan
ink: black; purple; blue; red; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on flag on front: "AYER'S // PILLS"; printed at bottom of card: "THE FIGHT FOR THE STANDARD"; on back is printed a long list of conditions the pills will cure, including "Constipation, . . . // Indigestion, Dyspepsia, // Biliousness, Heartburn, Loss // of Appetite, Flatulency, Foul Stomach, // Nausea, Dizziness, Headache, Numbness, // Jaundice, Diarrhoea, Dystentery, and Dis- // orders of the Liver"; also, "Rheumatism, Gout, Dropsy, and // Kidney Complaints" and many more; at bottom of back is printed: : “Ayer’s Pills are made of vegetable ingre- // dients only. They are sugar-coated, and // pleasant to take; and for all the purposes of a // cathartic medicine they are unequalled. // AYER'S PILLS are usually put up in oval wooden boxes; but for // hot and damp climates, and for export, in sealed // glass vials, as above represented.”; below that is the druggist hand stamp: “C. Fred Wilcox // DRUGGIST & APOTHECARY, // 54 Federal Square // W. LYNN MASS // Use Wilcox’s Tooth Powder”
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-7 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length 11.9 cm x Width 6.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Yellowing on back, three minor patches of print missing on back.
Copy Type
Original
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