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Vintage J. D. Shearer Co. Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage Shearer's Fine Stationery Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette

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J.D. Shearer Company

...Fine Local Stationery

It is not an uncommon experience to receive letters from new beginners saying they have had numerous calls for Shearer's Fine Stationery, and have decided to sell our line in future. Extreme accuracy is our method in manufacturing fine stationery and the result is good goods.

J.D. Shearer Company, Pittsfield, Mass. ...

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Promotional trading cards of all types were popular during the Victorian era (soap, tonics, sewing machines, shirts, hats, etc.), and patent medicines were no exception. People would collect and trade these trading cards. Manufactures of patent medicines would design and print these cards, then provide them as promotional giveaways to the drug stores that carried their patent medicines. Many cards have survived and the artwork in many cases is magnificent. 

As a complimentary service, RXinsider provides FREE, high-resolution downloads of many vintage pharmacy ads and imagery. Simply complete the form on the following webpage, and you will be presented with a download button to download the files for printing and framing in a .zip file.