Trade cards for Ayer's cathartic pills, 1883

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1883

Location Note

Library and Archives: Advertisements: Trade Cards: Medicine: General

GUSN

GUSN-190980

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

advertising
business (commercial function)
people in health and medicine
pharmacists
racial discrimination
trade cards (advertising)

Additional Identification Number

Project number HNE0105

Physical Description

2 trade cards : chromolithograph ; 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.01.076.01.01.001

Image Dimensions

4 3/4 x 2 3/4 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Lowell (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Ayer, J. C. (James Cook), 1819-1878 (Manufacturer)

Material Type

trade cards (advertising)

Subjects

African Americans
Pills
Patent medicines
Drugs

Accruals Note

Included in the Boston African Americana Project.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Library and Archives: Advertisements: Trade Cards: Medicine: General