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Trade cards for Ayer's cathartic pills, 1883

EP001.01.076.01.01.001 (RS13182)

Description

This image employs racist stereotypes. This trade card promotes Ayer's cathartic pills manufactured by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co. Labeled "The country doctor," the image depicts a man with an infant girl on his lap holding a tin of the pills. A boy kneels beside the man, with a suitcase of Ayer's products open next to him.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Dates
1883
Physical Description
2 trade cards : chromolithograph ; 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4x 2 3/4(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Project number: HNE0105
GUSN
190980
Reference Code
EP001.01.076.01.01.001

Record details

Originator
Ayer, J. C. (James Cook), 1819-1878 (Manufacturer)
Descriptive Terms
advertising
business (commercial function)
people in health and medicine
pharmacists
racial discrimination
Material Type
trade cards (advertising)
Subjects
African Americans
Drugs
Patent medicines
Pills
Places
Lowell (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Notes
Included in the Boston African Americana Project.
Location Note
Library and Archives: Advertisements: Trade Cards: Medicine: General

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