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Vintage Humphreys' Medicine Co., Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage Humphreys' Medicine Co., Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette


Humphreys' Specifics- Smaller Stocks $34.00

...In response to a wide-spread demand, we have been induced to put up all of Humphreys' Specifics (except Nos. 28,32 and 33) in 25 cent, 50 cent, and $1.00 sizes. This enables us to make up a dealer's assortment, amounting at wholesale to $34.00, with which we offer the following terms and inducements:

Humphreys' Medicine Co., Cor. William and John Sts., 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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