Reggie's Victorian Trade Card Wanted List
Following is a list of Victorian trade cards that Reggie wants to add to
- Abbott's Bitters / Metamorphic with Uncle Sam, Old King Cole, Abbott Man
Metamorphic card with Uncle Same, Old King Cole, and Abbott Man.
Unfolded shows Abbott man pouring bitters into glasses.
Back has advertising text and picture of bottle.
- Adamson's Botanic Balsam / 2 frogs with bottle
This red monochromatic Victorian trade card shows a frog standing beside a
bottle of Adamson's Botanic Balsam while the frog with a cloth wrapped
around its throat is looking at the bottle.
Caption reads "A Sure Cure For Hoarseness".
Reverse: Testimonials for Adamson's Botanic Balsam ~ F. W. Kinsman & Co,. N.Y.
- Allen's Sarsaparilla / Mechanical Wheel - Man with large bottle
Color front shows man holding large bottle of product.
There is a wheel behind the card that can be rotated to show
four faces with advancing ages on the body.
- Angostrura Liqueur / People admiring large bottle
Back has advertising for bitters product.
Want any Ayer's cards that I don't
already have, including:
- Ayer's Sarsaparilla / College Student
Also see close-up of this
color card where man offers bottle to worn down college grad.
- Ayer's Cherry Pectoral / Santa
Die cut advertising sign for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
The elfish Santa is holding a bottle of Ayer's.
This piece is on heavy cardboard, and measures 11 3/4" x 7", with full advertising on reverse side.
- Ayer's Hair Vigor / Cloth
Thin 11"x6" piece of cloth for Ayer's Hair Vigor.
The image is of a servant brushing a women's long hair while a little girl watches.
There is a bottle of Ayer's Hair Vigor on the table which you can see in this
- Ayer's Hair Vigor / Sick Indian
Color front shows Indian maiden offering pills to a very sick looking
Indian warrior. Teepee and other Indians in background.
Back has advertising text in Greek.
- Ayer's Hair Vigor / Grandma's Curls
"Grandma's Curls. If Grandma had used Ayer's Hair Vigor her hair would not have turned
gray... no need of the false curls which 'Little Mischief' is dipping in the INK."
Blonde girls sits on POLAR BEAR rug. Great reverse advertising for Ayer's, plus illustration
of bottle and long-haired beauty.
- Barker's Bone & Nerve Bone Liniment
Barker's "Komic picture" souvenir part 4 published by The Barker, Moore & Mein Medicine Co.
Philadelphia, Pa. Cover "Old Farmer Green & his flying machine
Be-gosh" with back cover showing black boy "Pete Gubison scared into a spell of
Jim Jams by a trick of the boys with a falso face". Booklet measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2"
with cover loose & edges showing signs of wear. Has about 25 pages with circus, black,
animal, and advertising cartoons
- Barry's Tricopherous
- Barry's Tricopherous / Mideastern Woman Looking in mirror
Color front shows Mideastern woman looking into mirror held by
servant. Picture of bottle also shown.
- Barry's Tricopherous & Florida Water / Woman fixing hair
Color front shows woman fixing hair.
Bottles of both products shown.
- Barry's Tricopherous / Fancy Gentleman & Lady
Picture on front has fancily dressed man & lady - she has a fan, he's holding his hat.
Caption reads "Guaranteed to restore the hair to bald heads and to make it grow
thick, long and soft."
- Barry's Tricopherous Baldness Cure /Matador
Victorian tradecard advertising Barry's Tricopherous, a Baldness "Cure", with great
B&W lithos of the product bottle on the reverse side. This card measures 5 1/4 by
3 inches; The reverse side reads in part "the only article that will positively cause
a new growth of hair on bald places".
- Bernard's Golden Dentilave / Black woman brushing - large bottle
Front shows image of a large bottle of Bernard's Golden Dentilave
in the middle of the card. On the left is an African American woman with the
stereotypical large lips and teeth looking into a bureau mirror. She is holding a bottle of
The New Tooth Wash in one hand and a toothbrush in her other hand. On the right is a
young Caucasian girl running toward her because she is about to use her toothbrush.
Advertises "Bernard's Golden Dentilave, a pleasant tooth and mouth wash entirely free
from all deleterious substances." Copyright 1876.
- Bischoff's Bitters - Charleston SC
Color front shows colonial woman presenting bottle on tray to man.
- Bixby Shoe Polish / Man & Woman getting Shoe Shine - showslarge bottle
Shows a Victorian couple getting a shoe shine from kids.
Oversize bottle shown in middle.
- Bromo Seltzer / Man stealing chicken
B&W card - front shows black man stealing chicken, back shows
man with ice tied to his head.
- Bromo Seltzer / Horse Drawn Cart
On the wagon is a large display bottle of Bromo-Seltzer with the following:
"Trial Size...10cents...Bromo-Seltzer cures all Headaches...Emerson Drug Co."
Very good condition with some yellowing.
Postcard with spot for 1 cent postage.
- Brown's Iron Bitters
Advertises Brown's Iron Bitters, a medical product manufactured by the
Brown Chemical Co. of Baltimore MD.
The image is a salute to the city's SesquiCentennial Celebration in 1880.
- Brown's Iron Bitters
Large mechanical card with picture of Jester sitting on box
of product with bottle nearby. Wheel in back rotates to show a different
picture each month.
- Burdock Blood Bitters
- Burdock Blood Bitters / How OWL'D Are You?
The reverse reads : INVALID LADIES! THIS IS FOR YOU. There are thousands of females
in America who suffer untold miseries from chronic diseases common to their sex.
This is due largely to the peculiar habits of life and fashion, and the improper
training of girlhood ...
- Boschee's German Syrup / Devils with bottles
Front caption reads "August Flower cured your Dyspepsia, now cure that
cough with German Syrup". Shows a group of dancing devils tossing bottles around a sick man.
- California Bottling / Little Pop Special Brew
Great color photo of bottle setup like cannon.
- California Fig Bitters / Black Mammy expelling gas
B&W card shows black mammy expelling gas.
- Carter's Liver Pills / Crow with sign
Front reads "A Positive Cure for Sick Headache" and has black & white picture of crow
holding a sign for "Carter's Little Liver Pills". Lettering is in red.
- Challenge Liquid Glue / Uncle Sam
Union Glue, San Francisco and Boston, Strongest on Earth, Always Ready with Mid
Winter Fair, San Francisco, 1894, and Antwerp Expo, Belgium, 1894, gold medals
at the top and a wonderful image with Uncle Sam with a Challenge Glue cannon firing
on ship in the harbor, big world globe behind him and action in the background.
- Clausen Beer / Picnic scene
Card advertising H. Clausen and Son Brewing Co, Phoenix Bottling Co. New York.
The image is of people dressed in victorian fashion having a picnic and waving
at a couple riding with horse and carriage. There is also a nice image of a Clausen
bottle of Champagne Lager Beer. The back is blank.
- Coca Wine / Large PIC of Bottle
Colorful tradecard issued by Caswell, Hazard & Co. of New York and Newport,
RI, for their Wine of Coca, "a quick and very diffusable stimulant," composed of
pure grape wine and Peruvian cocaine. The reverse of the card lists the many health
benefits - it both averts fatigue and induces sleep!!! It is recommended as a voice tonic
and as an opium substitute - suggested dosage is a wine glass full at or after meals -
HALF A GLASS FOR CHILDREN!!!!!!!! card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
This company may be the predecessor of Caswell, Massey.
- Coca-Cola 1907/ Metamorphic Girl Waitress and Tub
Opened, this trade card measures 5 3/8" x 6 1/4".
Closed, it measures 3 1/2" x 6 1/4".
The front says: Drink Coca-Cola. Appearances are sometimes deceiving
but Coca-Cola can always be relied on as nourshing, refreshing and
exhilarating. When opened the card reads: When thirsty, tired or head-achey;
or after a night out try a Coca-Cola High Ball , It Hits the Spot.
The back of the trade cards reads: When tired Coca-Cola will refresh you;
Head-achey, help you; Nervous, relieve you; Thirsty, fill you. WATER When
boiled and filtered will do to bathe in or even drink if it costs nothing.
But if you have to buy it get a drink which has something to it more than mere
dampness, get Coca-Cola It is always Nourshing, Refreshing, Invigorating.
More than 250 Million Bottles (glasses) used last year For Sale Everywhere
To dealers at 70 cents a case. To families at $1.00 a case. (contents: two dozen
bottles) Phone or write nearest Coca-Cola Bottling Co. "Issued by" (Western
Coca-Cola Bottling Co.) Chicago. Bottom on back has "registration applied for".
- Cocarettes - Cocaine Cigarettes / Lady Smoking
Front shows woman smoking a Cocarette cigarette, which is tobacco and cocaine
mixture made by Cocabacco Co of St Louis.
Inside much testimony as to the benifits of the combination
by a U. S. Navy Lieutenant, president British Medical Association, etc.. "...proper
proportions the genuine Bolivian Coca Leaves and the finest Virginia Tobacco."
Great listing of 10 reasons to use Cocarettes including the Coca neutralizes the depressing effects
of the nicotine in the tobacco. Also touts their use of May Bros. rice paper rolling papers which
leave no ash.
- Davis Indian Herb Remedy / Indian with oversize bottle
Advertises Davis Indian Herb Remedy - manufacured by Vincent's Universal
Medicine Co. of Rochester NY. The wonderful and colorful vignette lithographed
by Karle & Co. , also of Rochester, depicts a Native American holding a bottle
of the remedy - there is also a proportionally-oversized bottle on the left. The
label lists the ailments which this remedy cures - including rheumatism, neuralgia,
headache, toothache, colic, cholera, and internal and external pains. The reverse
of the card has product-related text for Vincent's Cough, Consumption, and
Asthma Cure - including a portrait of Mr/Dr (?) Vincent.
- Drexel's Bell Cologne / Cherubs with flower bell
Color front shows three cherubs flying around bell covered
This beautiful tradecard, printed by Knapp Lith. of nY in 1892,
advertises Drexel's Bell Cologne (their product has a bell on
the labels and blown on the glass of the bottle), as well as
Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup for teething pain, stomach acidity,
diarrheoa, and dysentery. Lovely vignette of cherubs with
rose petals. Advertising text on the reverse. 2 1/8" x 4 1/8".
- Dr. Dromgoole's Female Bitters / Lady
Color front shows picture of Victorian lady. Advertising partly reads "Cures all the ills
of the female sex! Strengthens the feeble, broken down and worn out constitution;
it repairs damages caused by years of suffering and irregularity ...".
- Duffy Whiskey / Ink Blotter
This 5 3/4 inch by 3 3/8 inch advertising ink blotter from the Duffy Malt Whiskey Co.
of Rochester, New York. They state that this is the one whiskey that the government
has recognized as a medicine (to avoid Carrie Nation and her hatchet and her prohibition
temperance supporters I suppose). It was awarded the gold Medal at the St Louis Worlds
Fair Exposition (1904) and was for sale by all druggists and or dealers or direct at $1.00 per bottle!
- Electric Brand Shirts / Lady Columbia and Liberty Statue
Unique patriotic theme (Fourth of July, Lady Liberty, Lady Columbia) 1885 Victorian trade
card advertising Gunnison & Son "Electric Brand" Shirts, Gents' and Ladies Collars, and Cuffs.
Also shows trademark of "Electric Brand" which is hand hold electricity bolts.
Measures 5 1/4 by 3inches.
- Fahrney's Blood Cleanser / Fahrney presenting bottle
Color front shows Dr Fahrney presenting bottle to a family.
Advertises Fahrney’s Blood Cleanser of Panacea for Impure Blood and
all Disorder’s of the Liver, Bowels, Kidneys, Bladder, etc. S. E. Dubbel,
Proprietor, Waynesboro, Pa.
- Faricum / Sick/Healed people thru oversized bottle
Color front shows crowd of people passing thru oversized bottle
of product. On the left they are sick, but after passing thru bottle
they emerged healed on the right side.
Part of label reads "For the cure of diptheria, sore throat, croup, catarrh...".
Back has advertising text for Read's 3-Minute Headache and
Neuralgia Cure, and Read's Sore Throat and Catarrh Powder.
- Faricum Cough Drops / before/after of woman
Before/after of woman treated by product.
Shows box of product.
- Faricum Cough Drops / woman mirror
Before/after of woman and mirror.
- Old Forrester Bourbon / Monkeys on bottle
Colored Graphics showing 3 monkeys climbing up the bottle of bourbon in an attempt to open it....one monkey, at the top, has old cork screw in hand.....barrels of ingredients used to make various brands are in the four corners of the card
*Front of card reads, "BROWN, THOMPSON & CO",,,, "LOUISVILLE, KY",,, "OLD FORRESTER",,, and in small print on the lower left side, "Louisville Lith Co"
*Back of the card reads, "OLD FORRESTER BOURBON., THIS WHISKY IS BOTTLED BY US ONLY, AND WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS PURITY AND FINE QUALITY. ITS ELEGANT FLAVOR IS SOLELY DUE TO ORIGINAL FINENESS DEVELOPED BY AGE. THERE IS NOTHING BETTER IN THE MARKET. BROWN, THOMPSON & CO. LOUISVILLE, KY.
....at the bottom of the card it reads, "FOR SALE BY" and enough space remains for what could be a seller, but the space is void of any writing
- DR. FRIEND'S COUGH BALSAM / CURRIER & IVES
Color card produced by Currier & Ives.
- Girondin / Devils chased away by bottle
Folding trade card. Front shows Girondin bottle , angels, and devils.
Interior of folder has 2 page advertising . Rear cover depicts a scene with family well
dressed in Victorian clothing and a riverboat with Girondin on the paddle wheel and flag.
- Globe Pickle / Cherubs pouring pickles over globe
Color front shows cherubs holding label bottle and pouring pickles
over a globe.
- Dr. Haas Remedy / Weighing The Baby
Front shows pig family with father holding baby in a scale.
Entitled "Weighing The Baby".
- Hale's Honey Cough Cure / Girls at Beehive
Front advertises it "cures coughs & colds".
Picture shows big girl pointing out beehive to a smaller girl.
- Hall's Hair Renewer / Girl with before picture
B&W front shows girl with lovely flowing hair.
She is holding picture of what she looked like before using product.
Labeled bottle is on her dresser.
Back has advertising text.
- The Harden Star Hand Grenade / 2 scenes showing their use
Front shows two color scenes on how to use the fire grenades.
1st is a victorian women banging two grenades together
over a fire in her parlor. 2nd is a man throwing a grenade at fire in the office.
Back has advertising text.
- Dr Hart's Pain Conqueror / Brownies
Advertising DR. HART'S PAIN CONQUEROR.
This card has a very cute picture on the front showing a group of Brownies
hoisting a package of Dr. Hart's Pain Conqueror up a tree with a rope over the limb.
- Dr Harter's Wild Cherry Bitters / Playing Cards
Playing cards counter from Dr Harters Wild Cherry Bitters.
It's two cards put together with a brass rivet they open up to keep score.
- Dr Harter's Wild Cherry Bitters / Bottle
Color front shows picture of bottle.
- Dr Harter's Tonic / Marriage Puzzle
Colorful front shows different people in a circle.
The directions on the right side of the card indicate
that starting at the center women are to follow a white line
and men are to follow a black line to their "matrimonial destiny"
The columns on the left side of the card represent a kind of puzzle
through which you can determine a persons exact age.
The back of the card has outrageous claims for Dr Harter's Iron
Tonic and his Little Liver Pills
- Hartley's Peruvian Bitters / bottle
B&W card for Hartley's Peruvian Bitters showing a labeled bottle
on front with dealer stamp on back.
- Hood's Sarsaparilla / Circus Spotlight
The white spot light reads "Take Hood's Sarsaparilla to Purify Your Blood, 100
Doses $1.00". The reverse side advertises "Forepaugh's Great Show" and also "Hood's
Sarsaparilla". Unusual tradecard in that it was obviously distributed at Forepaugh's
Circus (on the back it reads "Immediately after the regular ring performance a grand
Concert will be given..." and then lists eight performers!
- Howe's Never Failing Ague Cure and Tonic Bitters / Family and Hospital Scenes
Color front shows family scene on right with picture of bottle,
scene on right of hospital with cured patients.
- Hoyt's Egyptian Cologne / Kids and large bottle
Color front shows kids with oversized bottle.
- Hunt's Remedy / Lady helping sick man
Color front shows lady in white with long hair helping an ailing
man who is leaning on a tree.
- Hunt's Remedy / Town Crier
Color front show town crier extolling the benefits of
the medicine held in his hand.
- Hunt's Remedy / Man getting out of bed with bottle
Color front shows man getting out of bed, holding up bottle while
his happy wife looks on.
- Hunt's Remedy / Patient showing bottle to doctors
Color front shows man in yellow robe (recovered patient?); he is
showing off bottle to group of men (who all look like doctors).
Back has advertising text.
- Hunt's Remedy / Victorian Lady - ABC's of Society
Color front shows Victorian lady in beautiful red dress.
Caption reads "ABC's of Society - Compliments of the Hunt's
Remedy Co". Back has advertising text, including picture
of man beating skeleton with bottle.
- Indianapolis Brewing Co / 3 part front
Color front shows 3 pictures: boy with bottle of Lieber's Ozotonic,
topless angel with glass of beer, and little girl with 2 bottles.
- St Jacob's Oil / Metamorphic
Multi-image metamorphic tradecard in a before-and-after format.
The accompanying text is in verse.
- St Jacob's Oil / Victorian Lady
Front shows color picture of fancily dressed Victorian lady in brown
dress with pink flowers in her hat. Front reads "St Jacobs Oil, Conquers
Pain". Back has advertising text.
- Dr. Jayne's
Want any Dr. Jayne's cards that I don't
already have, including:
- Dr. Jayne's / The Little Doctor
Front is entitled "The Little Doctor" and shows color litho of little boying
posing as a doctor with hat and cane. There is a bottle of medicine on a table.
- Dr. Jayne's Expectorant and Vermifuge / Girl in pink frock with dog
- Judson's Mountain Herb Pills / Knight with shield
Color front show knight with shield shot by arrows, each
labeled with a disease cured by the pills.
- The Keeley Institute / postcard showing institute
Neat old card by the Keeley Institute in Carbondale Ill.
They treated liquor, opium, nervous diease, and tobacco habit.
Remedies were called Gold Cure and even has the prices of these items.
Says endorsed by the US Government for soldiers and sailors.
Dr. Leslie Keeleys produced the drug. Size of a postcard .
- Kickapoo Indian Remedies
Front shows picture of Indians with horses crossing river.
Back has advertising for some of the products like Kickapoo Indian Sagwa and others.
- Dr. Kilmer's
There are 13 cards in the Dr Kilmer's series.
Looking for the ones that I don't already have,
- Dr. Kilmer's Standard Herbal Remedies / Bottle & Man's Anatomy
Front shows bottle labeled with man's anatomy.
Drug store shelves in background are filled with Kilmer products.
Top shows picture of Dr Kilmer and his factory.
Referred to as the 13th card - the hardest to get of the 13 Kilmer cards.
- Dr Kilmer's Ocean Weed Heart Remedy /
Color front shows view thru window of a sailboat.
Also shows picture of heart.
Back has graphic of heart with full advertising claims.
- Dr Kilmer's Indian Cough Cure Consumption Oil / Indian holding bottle plus kids on sled
Color front shows procession of Indians with lead Indian holding up a bottle
of the product - other picture on front shows kids on a sled.
and cards I already have.
- Lash's Bitters / Man dreaming of lady
Folder card which opens to show what the grinning man is dreaming of:
a happy dancing intoxicated half naked lady!
- Lash's Bitters / Man arguing at another
Folder card which opens to show the advertisement and a lady undressing.
- Lash's Bitters / Couple by Couch
Folder card which opens to show the advertisement on one side
and a half dressed lady holding a bottle of Lash's on the other side.
- Lash's Bitters / Magic Mirror
Joke which shows a Jack Ass in the mirror and says See ourselves as others
- Lash's Bitters / 4 holes for feet
Front shows lady pouring glassful from a bottle.
There are four holes in card that you put your fingers thru
to make them look like her feet (i.e. your knuckles look
like her knees).
- Lash's Bitters / Black boy caught by duck thru fence
Color front shows black boy caught in unfortunate situation.
Caption reads "THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM".
- Lash's Bitters / African King carried on barrel
Color front shows black African king being carried on barrel.
- Lash's Bitters / Man Sleeping with Barrel
Color front shows man sleeping with a barrel.
Back shows large picture of bitters bottle and claims "... Sure Cure for
Constipation, Indigestion, Billiousness, Dyspepsia, ...".
Hilarious graphic, scarce, and one of the best Lash's cards.
- Lash's Bitters / The 5 Senses
This humorous and risqué trade card shows five pictures SEEING,
waiting for her lover; HEARING, listening for the doorbell; SMELLING,
smelling the flowers; FEELING, petting; and TASTING, use your imagination.
Reverse: Advertisement for Lash's Bitters Co.
- Lash's Bitters / Plane over New York City 1911
Color front shows old airplane flying over New York City in 1911.
Bottle of product hanging from airplane.
- Lash Bitters / Boy on Scale
B&W front shows little boy sitting on a big scale with
caption "A Sure Weigh of Doing a Little Business on a Big Scale".
- Lash Bitters / Lady in Rain
Slightly risque theme.
Color front shows lady crossing street in the rain.
She is holding umbrella and says "Oh dea I would like to see it clear up".
Two nearby boys are playing dice under cover of a box. One boy replies "Gee it's
a cinch. So would we."
Back shows large color picture of labeled bottle.
- Lash's Bitters / Five Lessons in Chiropody
A naughty trade card for Lash's Bitters. Shows 5 different shots of couple in bed
at different times of night. Only there feet are shown, but suggestion about what they
are doing is unmistakeable.
- Lawrence and Martin's Tolu / Lady drinking glass with bottle
Trade Card is 3" by 4 3/8". Image is of elegant Victorian lady with fan,
necklace, holding a wine glass full of product. Product bottle on table.
All this in an oval frame in center. Bottom left has two men making product.
Side right has blacks tapping trees to get product ingredients.
Text is, "LAWRENCE AND MARTIN'S TOLU", over flowers on top of oval frame.
Text below, "ROCK AND RYE THE GREAT CURE FOR COUGHS, COLDS AND
CONSUMPTION AND ALL DISEASES OF THE THROAT AND LUNGS.
ASK YOUR GROCER OR DRUGGIST FOR IT.".
Small text in lower right border, "SHOMER & CAROUEVILLE LITH. CO. CHICAGO."
Bottle on table in center has fully readable label, "TOLU ROCK AND RYE….."
- Lea & Perrins' Sauce - The Original "Worsestershire" / That's It
Shows picture of well-to-do man at table getting ready to eat a steak, and the waiter
has brought him a bottle of Lea & Perrins. Caption under front reads "That's It".
- Lemon-Cola / Bottle on Wagon
Color blotter advertising Lemon-Kola. It states "Get on the Lemon-Kola Wagon."
- Magee Cod Liver Oil / Kids with boat and bottle
- Malydor Injection / Sick Parrot
Front shows parrot dripping from the beak saying "I with I had let those cats
alone". Ad is for Malydor Injection (The Gentlemen's Friend) cure for Gonorrhoea
and Gleet from Lancaster, Ohio. Retail ad is from Havercamp's Pharmacy in
Muscatine, Iowa. Reverse has ad for the product.
- Mason & Pollard Pills / Box punching devils
Color front shows box of product punching out devils labeled
with the different ailments cured by product.
- Mathis Family Liniment / Couple holding bottle
Color front shows man and wife - man is holding up bottle.
- McIlhenny's Tabasco Sauce / lady pouring bottle
When the card is opened, the woman's arm with the bottle moves and
she "pours" Tabasco sauce on her oysters.
There is a 1900 calendar on the reverse of this 2"x 4 1/8" closed tradecard.
- McIlhenny's Tabasco Sauce / devil holding bottle
McIlhenny's Original Tabasco Sauce. Depicts a fiery red devil holding a bottle
of Tabasco and smaller devils harvesting the spicy chili peppers and carrying them
on their pitchforks and depositing them into the bottle.
- Merchant's Gargling Oil - Old Lady with bottle
B&W card shows old lady on front with caption "You see we have kept a bottle
of GARGLING OIL LINIMENT in our pantry for the past twenty years. Wouldn't
be without it!".
- Mexican Mustang Liniment / Girl healing puppy + large bottles
Front color graphic shows little girl healing a bandaged sick puppy dog,
other cute animals surrounding, and two large bottles of the product.
Back has advertising text.
- Mexican Mustang Liniment / Jockey treating race horse
Front color shows jockey treating race horse; large bottle
- Meyer's Girondin / Pouring bottle on devils
James Meyer, Jr's Girondin Diptheria, Scarlet & Typhoid Fevers, etc.
As the product in the bottle is being poured the demons (illness) are vanguished;
the angels are smiling.
- Frank Miller's Harness Oil / Bottle and Cans of Product
Color front shows how the bottles and cans of product are used.
- Montana: The Great American Cordial Bitters / Bottle
This card was issued by H. A. Chalvin, 100 Bleecker St., New York to advertise the "Montana Great American Cordial Bitters". The sie of this card is 5.0 X 3.1 inches.
- Moxie Soda / Couple
Color front shows an embracing "couple in Victorian attire".
Him in a suit and her in a pink "low cut dress".
His one hand "grasps hers" while his other "touches her gently under her chin".
The caption above the couple reads, "I Drink Moxie" (over the girl), and,
"That's What I thought" (over the guy).
At the base of the card the text reads, "Between The Two 'Tis Understood.
That What They Want Is Something Good".
Then below reads, "Moxie", along with the word "over", asking the reader to look
at the reverse side. The name of the printer of this piece appears at the very bottom
margin and reads, "The Diamond Litho. Pub.Co.- Minneapolis, Minn".
Pictured on the reverse side is a rather extensive listing of all the beverages offered by
the "Wm. Massolt Bottling Company". The list of drinks available include "Imperial
Ginger Ale, Imperial Sarsaparilla, Imperial Club Soda, Imperial Reich's Quellen,
Libby Mc Neal & Libby Beef Extract, Liebigs Beef Extract, Burnham's Clam Juice,
Birch Beer, Cream Soda, Champagne Cider, Crab Cider, Sweet Apple Cider,
Crystal Rock Lithia Water, Vichy Water, Union Star Gingerale, Root Beer, Lemon Soda,
Orange Cider, Hard Cider, Golden Russet Cider, Seltzer's Brunnen, Waukesha Water",
and of course, "Moxie Nerve Food". This appears right under "Wm. Massolt".
Along pictured in each of the "four corners" of the card are lithographs of "four tiny bottles"
which have readable labels. The bottle in the upper left corner is "Wm. Massolt Gingerale".
The one in the upper right corner is "Sarsaparilla". The one in the lower left corner reads,
"Siphon Seltzer" and finally the one in the lower right corner reads "Moxie".
Within a circle it pictures, "a lithograph of a young boy wearing a white apron.
In his left hand, he is holding a bottle and on his right shoulder, he is carrying a bottle
case of "Moxie". This is clearly visible on the portion of the bottlecrate that faces forward.
On the side of the crate, it says, "Wm.Massolt Bottling Company".
Below the litho image of the boy, it reads, "Mineral Waters A. Specialty, Fresh From Springs".
At the base of the card appears the address of the bottler as being,
"126 & 128 Plymouth Ave.N., Minneapolis, Minn."
Murray & Lanman Florida Water
Looking to add any nice condition cards to complete
my current set.
Some of the cards I'm looking for:
- Murray & Lanman Florida Water / Lady watching soldiers
The front depicts a woman looking at blue coat solders marching off to war,
with the surrounding frame showing the notable events of the transcendental
importance during the Civil War 1850 – 1875. It has the emancipation of slaves,
the famous Monitor Ship, the invention of the telephone, and the fire fighting
engine equipment of the time.
- Murray & Lanman Florida Water / Girl with coat of arms
Color front shows lady in pink dress - below her is coat
of arms. Large bottle pictured on front. Ad on back.
- Murray & Lanman Florida Water / Girl Holding Book - Cupid
Color front shows beautiful woman with low-cut blue dress sitting in
garden and holding a red book, there is a cupid statue in the background.
- Murray & Lanman Florida Water / Flowers of Paradise
Color front shows pretty young maiden in foreground under an orange tree.
There is a couple holding hands in the background.
- Murray & Lanman Florida Water / Health & Beauty Manual
This is a great 12 page, advertising (trade card) booklet, for Florida Water Perfume.
The booklet cover has two victorian ladies and cherubs on the front and a great picture
of the bottle on the back. It contains all the beauty tips for great health, care of teeth, hair,
hands, and colors.
- Mustang Liniment / Sick Horse and Circus Lady
Front shows picture at circus with a sick horse and sick lady. Caption reads
"Use Mustang Liniment and you will be all right in a day or two, so will your horse."
- Palmer's Extra Cologne / Frog riding Goose - bottle on cat-tail
Color front shows frog riding a goose. Frog is holding a cat-tail plant with
bottle hanging from it.
- Paine Druggist / Cherubs and product bottles
Color front shows two cherubs with display of Paine products including
Union Hair Restorative and Green Mountain Balm of Gilead.
- Parisian Sauce / Lady Columbia presenting bottle
Trade card promoting PARISIAN SAUCE has it all: Miss Columbia draped in a
patriotic garb, the Statue of Liberty, an eagle sitting on an American shield, schooners
in NY harbor, and La Belle France sporting the French flag.
Mayer, Merkel, & Ottmann Lithographers of NY did an excellent job in producing
this 5 1/8” x 3 1/8” card with elaborate details and VIBRANT colors.
- Parker's Ginger Tonic / Man holding box warding off devils
Sepiatone picture on front shows man holding up box of Parker's Ginger Tonic to
chase away devils labeled cramps, dyspepsia, heartburn, ...
Back has further advertising.
- Parson's Purgative Pills / Boxer knocking out competitors
1886 B&W card with front showing a boxer, with body shaped like product,
who has knocked out the competing products (also shaped like boxers with
products as their bodies).
- Paul's Inks
- Paul's Inks / Cat and Dog
Color front shows a dog sitting beside a puddle of spilled ink from a bottle of
"OLD'S N.G. INKS" (N.G. = No Good). Cat sits beside a tipped over bottle of Paul's Inks.
Center image is an ornate stand holding a bottle of Paul's Mucilage.
- Paul's Inks / Monkey and Bird
Color front shows a cantankerous parrot sitting on a spilled bottle
of "OLD'S N.G. INKS" (N.G. = No Good) . A monkey sits atop a bottle of Paul's Inks,
and the monkey is tormenting the parrot by playing a cylinder on an Edison Talking Machine.
Center image is an ornate stand holding a bottle of Paul's Mucilage.
- Paul's Inks / Black Man Banjo + Lady Red Dress
Color front shows a beautifully gowned Victorian woman stepping
in a puddle of ink that spilled from
a bottle of "OLD'S N.G. INKS" (N.G. = No Good).
Another image shows the "good" bottle of Paul's Inks,
tipped on its side, atop which is perched a black minstrel strumming a banjo.
Center image is an ornate stand holding a bottle of Paul's Mucilage.
- Peckham's Croup Remedy / Daughter giving bottle to mom
Color front shows little girl giving dose from bottle to her mother.
- Dr. Perrin's Medicated Cubeb Cigarettes / People Smoking
B&W front advertises "Smoke Dr. Perrin's Medicated Cubeb Cigarettes
for Catarrh & c. / Sold by all Druggists / 25 cents per box".
- Perrine's Pure Barley Malt / Lady stamping bottle
Women attaching the triangular authentication label to the
Perrine bottles before packing them in the Malt Whiskey shipping crates.
Back has testimonials from 3 doctors attesting to its effectiveness.
- Piso's Cure / Girl Reaching for Bottle
B&W front shows girl reaching for bottle.
Back shows mom giving product to 3 year old.
- Plantation Sarsaparilla / Southern Bear Hunt
Dramatic torch light scene of hunters cornering a ferociously fighting bear, copyright 1901,
read has advertising for Van Vleet-Mansfield Drug. Co., Memphis, Tenn.
- Ponds Bitters / Old Man or Nude Women
B&W front shows metamorphic image that from one angle looks like
an old man and from another angle looks like nude women.
- Ponds Bitters / Dating Couple
Color front shows couple on a date.
- Ponds Bitters / Kids going potty
Color front shows lots of kids going potty.
- Ponds Bitters / Frog in sling
Color front shows two frogs with bottle and one has arm
- Ponds Bitters / Billiards
Color front shows two men playing billiards.
- Porter's Cough Balsam / Mothers with babies - boy playing marbles
Color front two women with babies, bottle of product on table, and
a boy playing marbles.
- Prickly Ash Bitters / Women giving spoonful to child
Color front shows lady giving spoonful to child.
- Red Raven Splits / Nude Girl reaching for bottles
Color front shows nude girl reaching for bottles on top of dresser.
Caption reads "Papa has a headache".
- Reuter's Life Syrup / Metamorphic before-after of couple
Pictured is Mr./Mrs. Peter Livingston, of No. 21 Camden Place, NY as
they appeared in very ill health for some years. Finally, they learned of Life
Syrup thru friends (member of the faculty of Bellevue Hospital). Open card and
the "new Livingstons" come into view--robust and VERY attractive. (After using
2 bottles of No. 1 and 8 bottles of No. 2!!!!) This Syrup cures sores, scrofula,
herpes, syphilis and the worst "humors" (it must be a typo--for "tumors").
The bragging continues with, "safe for Infants and powerful enought for the
strongest man"! Dr. John Reuter signed the testimonial, NY, 1/9/1880
- Rex Bitters / Multiplier Dial
This mechanical tradecard advertises Rex Bitters and is in the form of a multiplication
calculator. The Rex Lightning Multiplier calculates all products from 1x1 to 25x25.
The wheel features an image of the Rex Bitters Bottle and rotates on its original metal grommet.
4 3/4" in diameter (excluding the tab at the top) - directions for using the multiplier are on
- Rex Bitters / Lobster and Woman in bed
Die cut with color front showing woman and lobster in bed with product
bottle to side. Back has advertising text.
- Rex Bitters / Heart Trouble
Front is B&W picture showing Victorian lady with gown pulled up over her
naked breasts while doctor listens to her heart.
Entitled "Heart Trouble" on front.
Back has advertising text for Rex Bitters Co. Incorporated.
Chicago: 1532 Michigan Ave. Phone Calumet 2882.
- Rheinstrom Bitters
Color front shows picture of bottle and box.
Blank back. Heavy stock paper.
- Rising Sun Stove Polish / Factory Booklet
Four panel fold over card.
- Ross's Royal Belfast Ginger Ale / Uncle Sam and royalty
B&W card showing Uncle Sam sitting at table with royalty.
Back explains how product exported Britain to U.S.
- Rough On Rats / Chinaman eating rat
The rarest and best Rough On Rats trade card.
This very anti-Chinese card uses the slogan "They Must Go" to refer to vermin and the Chinese.
At the same time identifying the Chinese with rats and roaches and showing a Chinaman eating a rat
on top of it all! Litho'd by Forbes of Boston this card measures 7 x 5.
and here is a B&W version of the same card.
- Rough On Pain / Mother holding baby
Trade card for ROUGH ON PAIN, another product brought to
you by the maker of ROUGH ON RATS, E.S. Wells, Jersey City, NJ.
Front litho shows mother holding baby with plaster on its back.
Litho'd by Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann, NY.
- Rough On Coughs / Grandma with girl in lap
Trade card for ROUGH ON COUGHS, another product brought to
you by the maker of ROUGH ON RATS, E.S. Wells, Jersey City, NJ.
Front litho shows grandmother giving spoonful of medicine to grandchild.
Litho'd by Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann, NY.
- Sandaline / Elephants and worker making product
3 color stone lithographic illustration on one side of Dr. Gounod's Hacienda
Labratory in the East Indies where "Sandaline" is being made.
The picture shows the whole process from natives cutting branches off trees to
an elephant-powered grinding wheel and a brew being boiled up and bottled.
Testimonials on back.
Shiloh's Consumption Cure / Pleasure Steamer Shiloh
Front shows picture of the pleasure steamer "Shiloh" on Silver Lake, NY.
Front partly reads "Shiloh's Consumption Cure for Coughs, Colds".
Back has advertising text with 16 reasons why you should use Shiloh's Remedies.
See matching bottle.
- Dr. Siegert Angostura Bitters / Do you mix drinks?
Actually a notepad - not a card.
Front shows bottle, back shows nude lady with caption
"Gentlemen! Do You Mix Drinks? Inquire Within.". Circa 1901.
- Sunny Brook Whiskey / Factory
Front shows the 'Inspector' holding a bottle of Sunny Brook - The Pure
Food Whiskey. On the back is a nice view of the distillery in Louisville, Ky.
- Taylor's Cologne / Mermaids
Victorian trade card with advertising for "TAYLOR'S PREMIUM COLOGNE". Pictured on the image side is
a fantasy view of an ocean scene. In the water are two mermaids pulling a large shell containing a
bottle of Taylors Cologne. Printed in tiny lettering along the lower edge is: "LITH. A. HOEN & CO.
BALTIMORE, MD." Printing on the reverse includes "TAYLOR'S PREMIUM COLOGNE -
FOR SALE BY DRUGGISTS AND FNACY GOODS DEALERS - Use Taylor's Cherokee
Remedy of Sweet Gum and Mullein, for Coughs, Croup, Whooping Cough and Colds, a single
vegetable remedy scientifically combined of the Sweet Gum of our Swamps and the Mullein Plant
of the old fields. WALTER A. TAYLOR - Manufacturing Chemist and Perfumer, Atlanta, Georgia -
FOR SALE BY J.D. Brownlee, New Orleans, La."
- Dr. Thompson's Eye Water / Doctor with Girl
Tradecard advertising Dr. Isaac Thompson's Eye Water "for all complaints of the eyes."
- Upton's Liquid Fish Glue / Brownies making glue in pot
Color front shows brownies fetching fish from lake and putting them
in a boiling pot to make glue. Bottle of product below pot.
- Warner's Tippecanoe / Indians in Canoe
Front shows colorful scene of Indians going downstream in a canoe.
Some of the advertising on front reads "After using our Tippecanoe you will
use no nostrums nor preparations called Bitters".
Back is blank.
- Watch Dog Safe / Puppy on front of safe
- Wichert's Pure Preparations, Choice Pickles /
Uncle Sam and Columbia eating oysters at a table with their condiments
- Wood's Flavoring Extracts / Large bottle and box
Color front shows large picture of bottle and box.
- Wright's Indian Pills / Doctor and healed man
Front shows doctor examining product, while healed man relaxes in
chair. Back shelf is apparently full with bottles of other products
- Wright's Indian Pills / Columbia and World-Head
Front shows lady Columbia present box to man with world globe as his head.
- X-Ray Pepsin Kola and Celery Bitters / Risque Clover
Color front shows four leaf clover with progression of couples
feet from meeting to bed.
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