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Vintage Alling's Superior Writing Inks Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage Superior Writing Inks & Office Mucilage Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette


Alling's Superior Writing Inks


Office Mucilage

...This line is especially well adapted to the trade of druggists, being most desirable in the variety and style of package, very attractively put up and of assured excellence. Price list and circulars mailed upon application.

Fred. D. Alling,

155 West Main St., Rochester, N.Y. ...

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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. 

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