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Dr Jayne's Victorian Trade Cards


The Dr Jayne's cards are one of the most beautiful series of Victorian trade cards. I'm trying to complete this series of cards (#5 is the first, #22 is the last, and some are unnumbered. They were put out one a year for 22 years.

See Winter 1997 issue of Trade Card Quarterly for article on Dr Jayne's Family Medicines by Neil Nichols.

See Dr Jayne's smooth-based medicine and pontiled medicine bottles.
Also see info on the Dr Jayne company.

  1. Dr. Jayne's Expectorant / Girl feeding Chickens Click to view photo
    Front of card is B&W picture of your girl feeding chickens. Back has advertising text. Crease on left margin and some rear staining (does not obstruct text).

  2. Dr. Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge / Paul and Virginia shaded by banana leaf
    Color litho with silver background shows Paul and Virginia shaded by a large banana leaf (from St Pierre's popular story). Back has advertising text. Fine condition with slight corner bend.

  3. Dr. Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge / 3 Christian Graces Click to view photo
    3" X 4 1/2"; trade card advertising Dr. Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge. Card depicts the Christian Graces - Faith, Hope, and Charity. Extensive text on back. Both sides of card are shown in image; minor foxing in one corner on back and slight crease by right border else VG condition.

  4. Dr. Jayne's Tonic Expectorant / Lady in gown smelling morning glory flower
    Color litho with silver background shows lady in flowing robe with long brown hair. She is smelling a morning glory flower. Back has advertising text. Card in fine condition.

  5. Dr. Jayne's Tonic Expectorant / Lady in gown smelling morning glory flower New Click to view photo Sold
    Duplicate of card above. Fair condition with some light creasing, border missing in bottom left corner, and glue spot indention. A hard to find Jayne's card. SOLD.

  6. Dr. Jayne's / #5 Finding of Moses Click to view photo
    Front shows color litho of the "Finding of Moses by the Water". Front of card in very fine condition. Back has glue stains but is readable. Circa 1878-79.

  7. Dr. Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge / #6 Girl with Basket on Head Click to view photo
    Front shows color litho of girl with a basket on her head. Back has full advertising textfor Dr Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge. The girl is wearing the basket to make fun of "The Latest Fashion". Some wear and fading - most noticeable on back - but no rips/tears. Back has some writing along the blank borders and a Philly dealer stamp.

  8. Dr. Jayne's Expectorant / #7 O Nannie Wilt Thou Gang Wi Me? Front Click to view photo Back Click to view photo
    Labeled as 7th in a series, this card is entitled "O NANNIE WILT THOU GANG WI' ME?" (literally "Popping the Question"). Front is Scotish picture painted by Faed. Back has advertising for Dr. Jayne's Expectorant and Dr. Jayne's Sanative Pills (a liver pill). Stamped "SIMON RAU & CO, Bethlehem, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania". Very good condition with yellowing and some stain on back side.

  9. Dr. Jayne's Expectorant / #7 O Nannie Wilt Thou Gang Wi Me? For Sale
    Same card as above but this one in fair condition with some overall wear and some text missing on back. For Sale $5.

  10. Dr. Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge / #8 Can't You Talk? Similar card Click to view photo
    Color front shows baby crawling and looking at up at dog; at cat looks on in the background. Back has advertising text. Fine condition with light corner crease.

  11. Dr. Jayne's Medicines / #9 Little Red-Riding-Hood Front Click to view photo Back Click to view photo
    Front shows beautiful color litho of girl in red hooded coat standing in snow in front of opened door and is entitled "Little Red-Riding-Hood". Back has product advertising and dealer stamp for E.B. Covert in Syracuse. Card is in near mint condition with mild yellowing on reverse side and some very faint glue marks that do detract.

  12. Dr. Jayne's Remedies / #10 The Talking Well photo of another example of same card Click to view photo
    10th card in series. "According to a prevalent European legend, Wells, when in the mood, would answer lovers' questions." In this picture the maiden thinks the well answered her, but it was really her lover! Card goes on to give all the things that Dr. Jaynes Tonic Vermifuge, Dr. Jaynes Sanative Pills and Dr. Jaynes Expectorant can cure. Card is in excellent condition with two spots of paper removal of back

  13. Dr. Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge / #11 Morning Prayer Click to view photo
    2-sided Victorian tradecard advertising Dr. Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge and Dr. Jayne's Carminative Balsam. The reverse side has blue bold advertising text for both products. Measures 4 5/8 by 3 1/8 inches.

  14. Dr. Jayne's Remedies / #12 Naughty Pussy Click to view photo
    Back reads "Naughty Puss! the title of the present picture (twelfth of our series), has evidently caused the pretty little child to drad too much familiarity with Pussy hereafter.". Then goes on with advertising for product. Excellent condition Victorian tradecard advertising Dr. Jayne's Remedies including Dr. Jayne's Expectorant and Dr. Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge. This nice card measures 4 1/2 by 3 1/8 inches. No creases, tears, or stains. The reverse side is also in excellent condition with bold blue advertising text.

  15. Dr. Jayne's Remedies / #13 Summer at the Seaside Click to view photo
    Beautiful chromolithography on the front and great textual advertising on the back are both featured in this excellent condition 4 5/8 by 3 1/8 inches Victorian tradecard advertising Dr. Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge (for worms in children!) and Dr. Jayne's Carminative Balsam ("for Cramps,Colics,Bowel Complaints,Cholera, Morbus, Diarrhoea,and Dysentery" for children and adults. No creases, or tears and the text on the back is well-preserved except for one rub spot. Back is printed in blue ink. The dealer is also printed (not stamped) and is for a Chewsville Maryland store. This is the 13th in the album series. Part of text on back reads "Summer at the Seaside represents an anxious Italian mother, seated with her convalescing child on the beach, inhaling the balmy, health-reviving air of the Sea.

  16. Dr. Jayne's Medicines / #14 The Jerseys Click to view photo Click to view photo
    Front shows beautiful color litho of lady with two Jersey cows and is entitled "The Jerseys". Back has product advertising and dealer stamp for David Jameson in Philadelphia. Card is in near mint condition with mild yellowing on reverse side.

  17. Dr. Jayne's Medicines / #15 Words of Comfort Click to view photo
    Front shows beautiful color litho of family sitting at table reading the Bible and is entitled "Words of Comfort". Back has product advertising and dealer stamp for Thos. Mosher in Michigan. Card is in near mint condition with mild yellowing on reverse side.

  18. Dr. Jayne's Medicines / #15 Words of Comfort Click to view photo For Sale
    Duplicate of card above. Condition is excellent with crease in top left corner and dog ear fold in bottom left corner. Back text is clearly readable. For Sale $10.

  19. Dr. Jayne's Medicines / #16 Girl Reading Ghost Story Click to view photo
    Dr. Jaynes trade card with a beautiful young lady reading a ghost story. On the reverse is an ad for Dr. Jaynes medicines that would cure anything from Pleurisy to Whooping-Cough and everything in between. The edges have slight wear. Minor stains are on the back

  20. Dr. Jayne's Medicines / #16 Girl Reading Ghost Story Click to view photo For Sale
    Duplicate of card above. Great condition with crease in top right and bottom left corners. For Sale $10.

  21. Dr. Jayne's Expectorant / #17 Rebekah at the Well Click to view photo
    Front shows beautiful color litho of "Rebekah at the Well - the Approach of the Servant" which is a popular bible story scene. Back has product advertising and dealer stamp for Malcolm Murray in Philadelphia. Card is in mint condition.

  22. Dr. Jayne's Expectorant / #18 The Gipsy Fortune Teller Click to view photo
    Front shows color litho of old gypsy lady telling fortune of young girl while her brother looks on. #18 in the series. Very good condition with creases in top right corner and dog ear in bottom right corner. Back is stained but completely readable.

  23. Dr. Jayne's Expectorant / #18 The Gipsy Fortune Teller For Sale
    Same as above. This card in fair condition with borders trimmed, piece missing from side, and some text removal on back. For Sale $3.

  24. Dr. Jayne's Expectorant / #18 The Gipsy Fortune Teller For Sale
    Same as above. This card in good condition with creases and removal of top left edge of picture. Back in great shape. For Sale $4.

  25. Dr. Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge / #19 He Won't Hurt You!
    Front shows color litho of girl in pink dress holding her dog by the leash. Back has advertising text. Good condition with some creases and borders have been trimmed. Back is yellowed and has some writing.

  26. Dr. Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge / #20 My Mamma! Sold
    Front shows color litho mother knitting while little girl gives her a hug from behind. There is also a cat rubbing against the mom. Back has advertising text. Very good condition with only problem being the absence of the top left corner. SOLD.

  27. Dr. Jayne's Medicines / #21 Beggar Children Click to view photo
    This card is the 21st in their series, titled “The Beggar Children”, with a superb lithograph in colors of red, pink, blue, green, purple, yellow, brown, gray, olive, black, flesh, white. Shows two young impoverished children begging for a few scraps of food. Back of card touts the praises of Dr. Jayne’s products, and includes an overstamp by the card’s presenter: “I.H. HAMILTON / ANTELOPE VALLEY / ARIZONA”. Card is in excellent condition, light staining on back, and is a larger than usual size, measuring 3 3/4” by 4 7/8”. Dealer stamp for M.T. Thomas, Drakestown, NJ.

  28. Dr. Jayne's Medicines / #21 Beggar Children For Sale
    Same card as above in excellent condition. Dealer stamp for JH Hamilton, Antelope Valley, AZ. For Sale $12.

  29. Dr. D. Jayne & Son / #22 Comin' Thro' the Rye
    Color front shows Scottish couple with man in kilt and partly reads "If a body meet a body Comin' thro' the rye;". Back has advertising text. Very good condition with corner crease.

  30. Dr. Jayne's Family Medicines / Drafting of the Declaration of Independence Click to view photo
    Dr. D. Jayne's Family Medicines card with gorgeous litho of "The Drafting of the Declaration of Independence." In good condition as reflected in scan, although colors are actually brighter in real life. There is a bend in the upper right hand corner which doesn't affect the picture. Lower right hand corner reads "Painting only copyrighted by Wolf & Co. 1909". Lower right hand appears to be signature of painter - "HG(?) Ferris". Back includes information about the scene and advert. for Dr. D. Jayne's Family Medicines.

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