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Vintage S. G. Parker & Co. Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage S. G. Parker & Co. Oldest Soda Water Manufacturers in the U.S. Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette

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Oldest Soda Water Manufacturers in the U.S.

...This is the oldest soda water establishment in the United States, having been started more than a century ago, when carbonating water was nearly unknown. It was started in a very crude way, and has been growing in importance and excellence ever since, until nearly everybody drinks this delicious and healthy beverage.

S.G. Parker & Co. 31 and 33 Court Square, Boston, 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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