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Vintage James Irons Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage James Irons Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette

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An Elegant Case to Display Toilet Articles.

...This case, originally designed by James Irons, for which he was awarded a medal by the Franklin Institute, at the "Novelties" Exhibition, Oct., 1885, can be made any length and have two, three or four shelves in towers as desired. Stock of ordinary cases, and large variety of fancy upright cases always on hand.

James Irons 132 & 134 N. Fourth St., Philadelphia. ...

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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.