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

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Removed to Chicago

...My cucumber and elder flower cream, face bleach, and other cosmetics, have become so popular all over the United States that I have found it expedient to remove my head office and laboratory from San Francisco to Chicago.

Mrs. Gervaise Graham,"beauty doctor,"

3425 State Street, Chicago. ...

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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.