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Vintage Folding Boxes Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage Penn Paper Box Co. Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette

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Folding Boxes

...Refrigerator Ice Cream Pails.

Warranted to keep ice cream hard in any climate for three hours or more, and sold at prices that will justify their use, because it cost less- in time, labor and material, than packing in the old way.

Penn Paper Box Co. 23 Seventh Avenue, Pittsburch, PA....

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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.