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Vintage Benj. Lillard Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage Benj. Lillard Handsome Present Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette

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A Handsome Present

...Many druggists like to wear an emblem of their business, and we illustrate two such recently brought out by a jewelry house of this city, which are both pretty and appropriate. The pin is of solid silver with blue enamel and presents a neat and attractive appearance.

Benj. Lillard, 72 William Street, New York...

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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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