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Vintage Walter Baker & Co., Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage Walter Baker & Co., Soluble Chocolate Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette

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Soluble Chocolate

...For Druggists' use in making hot or cold soda.

This preparation will be found to make a delicious and nourishing beverage, easily prepared for the fountain, and pronounced by Druggists who have used it, superior to any similar preparation. It is absolutely pure and equal in quality to any form of our well-known chocolates and cocoas.

Walter Baker & Co., Dorchester, 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. 

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