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Vintage Alla're Woodward & Co., Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage Alla're Woodward & Co., Blatta Insect Powder Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette


Blatta Insect Powder

...Our Blatta Insect Powder is a combination of insecticides, prepared expressly for the destruction of roaches, as well as all other insect life. It is, at the same time, harmless to man or beast.

Alla're Woodward & Co., Peoria, Ill. ...

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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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