Patent Medicine Trade Cards


Subject:
Drugs , Advertising & Marketing , Advertising History , Interactions and Side Effects

Description:
Website for an ongoing effort to digitize a collection of 19th century "small, colorfully illustrated advertising cards touting a particular medicine and its many cures. The illustrations often have little to do with any of the ailments purported to be cured. They were pure advertising and very collectible." Searchable by keyword, such as "oil, extract, tonic, disease, ache, consumption, ague, dyspepsia, kidney, liver, heart, bowels, [and] appetite." From the University of California, Los Angeles, Library.

Publisher:
University of California, Los Angeles

Language:
English

Source:
http://unitproj1.library.ucla.edu/dlib/medicinecards/


PID= res:lii-22632