Before 1906 ("certain cure") but use of Mrs. Langtry indicates turn of the century
paper: green; pink; yellow; brown; black
"BROWN'S IRON BITTER'S // THE BEST TONIC // MRS. LANGTRY // THE JERSEY LILY // CERTAIN CURE FOR // DISEASES REQUIRING A // COMPLETE TONIC. INDIGESTION // DYSPEPSIA, INTERMITTENT FEVERS // WANT OF APPETITE, LOSS OF STRENGTH // LACK OF ENERGY, MALARIA AND // MALARIAL FEVERS &c. ENRICHES // THE BLOOD, STRENGTHENS THE MUS- // CLES & GIVES NEW LIFE TO NERVES ..."; etc.
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder D
Length: 11.2 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Lots of creases and white marks where ink has worn away; back: quite age/sun discoloured; quite a few pieces of paper stuck to the card; written on in pencil at bottom; several small stains
Also made Brown's Aromatic Cordial Bitters, Brown's Vim Nerve Tonic, which were alcoholic preparations; ingredients: iron, 1 gr.; Calisaya bark, 2 gr.; Phosphorus, 1-200 gr.; Coca, 1 gr.; Viburnum prunifolium, 1 gr.; reputed to contain 19.5% alcohol; true-to-life depiction of current fashion; Lily Langtry, a popular actress, was used in Brown's advertising; belonged to a Florence Brenor (?).