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Vintage Shipkoff & Co., (ca. 1892): A vintage Shipkoff & Co. Otto Of Rose Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette

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Otto Of Rose

...Shipkoff's Otto Rose is guaranteed to be absolutely pure and superior to all other brands. Awarded highest medal, Paris, 1889. If dealer does not supply it in original coppers, with our trade-mark seal,

Shipkoff & Co., 9 Burling Slip, New York City. ...

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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.