Reggie's Victorian Trade Card Wanted List
Following is a list of Victorian trade cards that Reggie wants to add to
- Abbott's Bitters / Metamorphic with Uncle Sam, Old King Cole, Abbott Man
Metamorphic card with Uncle Same, Old King Cole, and Abbott Man.
Unfolded shows Abbott man pouring bitters into glasses.
Back has advertising text and picture of bottle.
- Allen's Sarsaparilla / Mechanical Wheel - Man with large bottle
Color front shows man holding large bottle of product.
There is a wheel behind the card that can be rotated to show
four faces with advancing ages on the body.
Want any Ayer's cards that I don't
already have, including:
- Ayer's Hair Vigor / Sick Indian
Color front shows Indian maiden offering pills to a very sick looking
Indian warrior. Teepee and other Indians in background.
Back has advertising text in Greek.
- Ayer's Hair Vigor / Grandma's Curls
"Grandma's Curls. If Grandma had used Ayer's Hair Vigor her hair would not have turned
gray... no need of the false curls which 'Little Mischief' is dipping in the INK."
Blonde girls sits on POLAR BEAR rug. Great reverse advertising for Ayer's, plus illustration
of bottle and long-haired beauty.
- Barker's Bone & Nerve Bone Liniment
Barker's "Komic picture" souvenir part 4 published by The Barker, Moore & Mein Medicine Co.
Philadelphia, Pa. Cover "Old Farmer Green & his flying machine
Be-gosh" with back cover showing black boy "Pete Gubison scared into a spell of
Jim Jams by a trick of the boys with a falso face". Booklet measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2"
with cover loose & edges showing signs of wear. Has about 25 pages with circus, black,
animal, and advertising cartoons
- Barry's Tricopherous
- Barry's Tricopherous / Fancy Gentleman & Lady
Picture on front has fancily dressed man & lady - she has a fan, he's holding his hat.
Caption reads "Guaranteed to restore the hair to bald heads and to make it grow
thick, long and soft."
- Barry's Tricopherous Baldness Cure /Matador
Victorian tradecard advertising Barry's Tricopherous, a Baldness "Cure", with great
B&W lithos of the product bottle on the reverse side. This card measures 5 1/4 by
3 inches; The reverse side reads in part "the only article that will positively cause
a new growth of hair on bald places".
- Bixby Shoe Polish / Man & Woman getting Shoe Shine - showslarge bottle
Shows a Victorian couple getting a shoe shine from kids.
Oversize bottle shown in middle.
- Bromo Seltzer / Horse Drawn Cart
On the wagon is a large display bottle of Bromo-Seltzer with the following:
"Trial Size...10cents...Bromo-Seltzer cures all Headaches...Emerson Drug Co."
Very good condition with some yellowing.
Postcard with spot for 1 cent postage.
- Brown's Household Panacea / Man Carrying burning stove
Front shows picture of man carrying a buring stove - he is obviously not feeling
any pain. Front partly reads "Brown's Household Panacea - The Great Pain Reliever.
Back has advertising text.
- Brown's Iron Bitters
Large mechanical card with picture of Jester sitting on box
of product with bottle nearby. Wheel in back rotates to show a different
picture each month.
- Burdock Blood Bitters
- Burdock Blood Bitters / How OWL'D Are You?
The reverse reads : INVALID LADIES! THIS IS FOR YOU. There are thousands of females
in America who suffer untold miseries from chronic diseases common to their sex.
This is due largely to the peculiar habits of life and fashion, and the improper
training of girlhood ...
- California Fig Bitters / Black Mammy expelling gas
B&W card shows black mammy expelling gas.
- Carter's Liver Pills / Crow with sign
Front reads "A Positive Cure for Sick Headache" and has black & white picture of crow
holding a sign for "Carter's Little Liver Pills". Lettering is in red.
- Coca Wine / Large PIC of Bottle
Colorful tradecard issued by Caswell, Hazard & Co. of New York and Newport,
RI, for their Wine of Coca, "a quick and very diffusable stimulant," composed of
pure grape wine and Peruvian cocaine. The reverse of the card lists the many health
benefits - it both averts fatigue and induces sleep!!! It is recommended as a voice tonic
and as an opium substitute - suggested dosage is a wine glass full at or after meals -
HALF A GLASS FOR CHILDREN!!!!!!!! card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
This company may be the predecessor of Caswell, Massey.
- Coca-Cola 1907/ Metamorphic Girl Waitress and Tub
Opened, this trade card measures 5 3/8" x 6 1/4".
Closed, it measures 3 1/2" x 6 1/4".
The front says: Drink Coca-Cola. Appearances are sometimes deceiving
but Coca-Cola can always be relied on as nourshing, refreshing and
exhilarating. When opened the card reads: When thirsty, tired or head-achey;
or after a night out try a Coca-Cola High Ball , It Hits the Spot.
The back of the trade cards reads: When tired Coca-Cola will refresh you;
Head-achey, help you; Nervous, relieve you; Thirsty, fill you. WATER When
boiled and filtered will do to bathe in or even drink if it costs nothing.
But if you have to buy it get a drink which has something to it more than mere
dampness, get Coca-Cola It is always Nourshing, Refreshing, Invigorating.
More than 250 Million Bottles (glasses) used last year For Sale Everywhere
To dealers at 70 cents a case. To families at $1.00 a case. (contents: two dozen
bottles) Phone or write nearest Coca-Cola Bottling Co. "Issued by" (Western
Coca-Cola Bottling Co.) Chicago. Bottom on back has "registration applied for".
- Congress Bitters / Washington DC Capital Building
Color front shows view of the Capital with people and carriages in foreground.
Back has list of all its cures and remedies.
- Drexel's Bell Cologne / Cherubs with flower bell
Color front shows three cherubs flying around bell covered
This beautiful tradecard, printed by Knapp Lith. of nY in 1892,
advertises Drexel's Bell Cologne (their product has a bell on
the labels and blown on the glass of the bottle), as well as
Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup for teething pain, stomach acidity,
diarrheoa, and dysentery. Lovely vignette of cherubs with
rose petals. Advertising text on the reverse. 2 1/8" x 4 1/8".
- Duffy Whiskey / Ink Blotter
This 5 3/4 inch by 3 3/8 inch advertising ink blotter from the Duffy Malt Whiskey Co.
of Rochester, New York. They state that this is the one whiskey that the government
has recognized as a medicine (to avoid Carrie Nation and her hatchet and her prohibition
temperance supporters I suppose). It was awarded the gold Medal at the St Louis Worlds
Fair Exposition (1904) and was for sale by all druggists and or dealers or direct at $1.00 per bottle!
- Electric Brand Shirts / Lady Columbia and Liberty Statue
Unique patriotic theme (Fourth of July, Lady Liberty, Lady Columbia) 1885 Victorian trade
card advertising Gunnison & Son "Electric Brand" Shirts, Gents' and Ladies Collars, and Cuffs.
Also shows trademark of "Electric Brand" which is hand hold electricity bolts.
Measures 5 1/4 by 3inches.
- Fahrney's Blood Cleanser / Fahrney presenting bottle
Color front shows Dr Fahrney presenting bottle to a family.
Advertises Fahrney’s Blood Cleanser of Panacea for Impure Blood and
all Disorder’s of the Liver, Bowels, Kidneys, Bladder, etc. S. E. Dubbel,
Proprietor, Waynesboro, Pa.
- Faricum / Sick/Healed people thru oversized bottle
Color front shows crowd of people passing thru oversized bottle
of product. On the left they are sick, but after passing thru bottle
they emerged healed on the right side.
Part of label reads "For the cure of diptheria, sore throat, croup, catarrh...".
Back has advertising text for Read's 3-Minute Headache and
Neuralgia Cure, and Read's Sore Throat and Catarrh Powder.
- Dr. Haas Remedy / Weighing The Baby
Front shows pig family with father holding baby in a scale.
Entitled "Weighing The Baby".
- Hale's Honey Cough Cure / Girls at Beehive
Front advertises it "cures coughs & colds".
Picture shows big girl pointing out beehive to a smaller girl.
- Hall's Hair Renewer / Girl with before picture
B&W front shows girl with lovely flowing hair.
She is holding picture of what she looked like before using product.
Labeled bottle is on her dresser.
Back has advertising text.
- The Harden Star Hand Grenade / 2 scenes showing their use
Front shows two color scenes on how to use the fire grenades.
1st is a victorian women banging two grenades together
over a fire in her parlor. 2nd is a man throwing a grenade at fire in the office.
Back has advertising text.
- Dr Harter's Tonic / Marriage Puzzle
Colorful front shows different people in a circle.
The directions on the right side of the card indicate
that starting at the center women are to follow a white line
and men are to follow a black line to their "matrimonial destiny"
The colums on the left side of the card represent a kind of puzzle
through which you can determine a persons exact age.
The back of the card has outrageous claims for Dr Harter's Iron
Tonic and his Little Liver Pills
- Hood's Sarsaparilla / Circus Spotlight
The white spot light reads "Take Hood's Sarsaparilla to Purify Your Blood, 100
Doses $1.00". The reverse side advertises "Forepaugh's Great Show" and also "Hood's
Sarsaparilla". Unusual tradecard in that it was obviously distributed at Forepaugh's
Circus (on the back it reads "Immediately after the regular ring performance a grand
Concert will be given..." and then lists eight performers!
- Hunt's Remedy / Patient showing bottle to doctors
Color front shows man in yellow robe (recovered patient?); he is
showing off bottle to group of men (who all look like doctors).
Back has advertising text.
- Hunt's Remedy / Victorian Lady - ABC's of Society
Color front shows Victorian lady in beautiful red dress.
Caption reads "ABC's of Society - Compliments of the Hunt's
Remedy Co". Back has advertising text, including picture
of man beating skeleton with bottle.
- Indianapolis Brewing Co / 3 part front
Color front shows 3 pictures: boy with bottle of Lieber's Ozotonic,
topless angel with glass of beer, and little girl with 2 bottles.
- St Jacob's Oil / Victorian Lady
Front shows color picture of fancily dressed Victorian lady in brown
dress with pink flowers in her hat. Front reads "St Jacobs Oil, Conquers
Pain". Back has advertising text.
- Dr. Jayne's
Want any Dr. Jayne's cards that I don't
already have, including:
- Dr. Jayne's / The Little Doctor
Front is entitled "The Little Doctor" and shows color litho of little boying
posing as a doctor with hat and cane. There is a bottle of medicine on a table.
- Dr. Jayne's Expectorant and Vermifuge / Girl in pink frock with dog
- Kickapoo Indian Remedies
Front shows picture of Indians with horses crossing river.
Back has advertising for some of the products like Kickapoo Indian Sagwa and others.
- Dr. Kilmer's
There are 13 cards in the Dr Kilmer's series.
Looking for the ones that I don't already have,
- Dr. Kilmer's Standard Herbal Remedies / Bottle & Man's Anatomy
Front shows bottle labeled with man's anatomy.
Drug store shelves in background are filled with Kilmer products.
Top shows picture of Dr Kilmer and his factory.
Referred to as the 13th card - the hardest to get of the 13 Kilmer cards.
- Dr Kilmer's Ocean Weed Heart Remedy /
Color front shows view thru window of a sailboat.
Also shows picture of heart.
Back has graphic of heart with full advertising claims.
- Dr Kilmer's Indian Cough Cure Consumption Oil / Indian holding bottle plus kids on sled
Color front shows procession of Indians with lead Indian holding up a bottle
of the product - other picture on front shows kids on a sled.
See related bottles
and cards I already have.
- Lash's Bitters / Man Sleeping with Barrel
Color front shows man sleeping with a barrel.
Back shows large picture of bitters bottle and claims "... Sure Cure for
Constipation, Indigestion, Billiousness, Dyspepsia, ...".
Hilarious graphic, scarce, and one of the best Lash's cards.
- Lash's Bitters / The 5 Senses
This humorous and risqué trade card shows five pictures SEEING,
waiting for her lover; HEARING, listening for the doorbell; SMELLING,
smelling the flowers; FEELING, petting; and TASTING, use your imagination.
Reverse: Advertisement for Lash's Bitters Co.
- Lash's Bitters / Plane over New York City 1911
Color front shows old airplane flying over New York City in 1911.
Bottle of product hanging from airplane.
- Lash Bitters / Lady in Rain
Slightly risque theme.
Color front shows lady crossing street in the rain.
She is holding umbrella and says "Oh dea I would like to see it clear up".
Two nearby boys are playing dice under cover of a box. One boy replies "Gee it's
a cinch. So would we."
Back shows large color picture of labeled bottle.
- Lash's Bitters / Five Lessons in Chiropody
A naughty trade card for Lash's Bitters. Shows 5 different shots of couple in bed
at different times of night. Only there feet are shown, but suggestion about what they
are doing is unmistakeable.
- Lawrence and Martin's Tolu / Lady drinking glass with bottle
Trade Card is 3" by 4 3/8". Image is of elegant Victorian lady with fan,
necklace, holding a wine glass full of product. Product bottle on table.
All this in an oval frame in center. Bottom left has two men making product.
Side right has blacks tapping trees to get product ingredients.
Text is, "LAWRENCE AND MARTIN'S TOLU", over flowers on top of oval frame.
Text below, "ROCK AND RYE THE GREAT CURE FOR COUGHS, COLDS AND
CONSUMPTION AND ALL DISEASES OF THE THROAT AND LUNGS.
ASK YOUR GROCER OR DRUGGIST FOR IT.".
Small text in lower right border, "SHOMER & CAROUEVILLE LITH. CO. CHICAGO."
Bottle on table in center has fully readable label, "TOLU ROCK AND RYE….."
- Lea & Perrins' Sauce - The Original "Worsestershire" / That's It
Shows picture of well-to-do man at table getting ready to eat a steak, and the waiter
has brought him a bottle of Lea & Perrins. Caption under front reads "That's It".
- Mathis Family Liniment / Couple holding bottle
Color front shows man and wife - man is holding up bottle.
- Mexican Mustang Liniment / Girl healing puppy + large bottles
Front color graphic shows little girl healing a bandaged sick puppy dog,
other cute animals surrounding, and two large bottles of the product.
Back has advertising text.
- Mexican Mustang Liniment / Circus Scene with actors and horse
Front color shows circus scene with stricken lady actor and horse.
Another lady is rushing to the rescue with a bottle of product.
- Montana: The Great American Cordial Bitters / Bottle
This card was issued by H. A. Chalvin, 100 Bleecker St., New York to advertise the "Montana Great American Cordial Bitters". The sie of this card is 5.0 X 3.1 inches.
Murray & Lanman Florida Water
Looking to add any nice condition cards to complete
my current set.
Some of the cards I'm looking for:
- Murray & Lanman Florida Water / Girl Holding Book - Cupid
Color front shows beautiful woman with low-cut blue dress sitting in
garden and holding a red book, there is a cupid statue in the background.
- Murray & Lanman Florida Water / Flowers of Paradise
Color front shows pretty young maiden in foreground under an orange tree.
There is a couple holding hands in the background.
- Murray & Lanman Florida Water / Healt & Beauty Manual
This is a great 12 page, advertising (trade card) booklet, for Florida Water Perfume.
The booklet cover has two victorian ladies and cherubs on the front and a great picture
of the bottle on the back. It contains all the beauty tips for great health, care of teeth, hair,
hands, and colors.
- Mustang Liniment / Sick Horse and Circus Lady
Front shows picture at circus with a sick horse and sick lady. Caption reads
"Use Mustang Liniment and you will be all right in a day or two, so will your horse."
- Palmer's Extra Cologne / Frog riding Goose - bottle on cat-tail
Color front shows frog riding a goose. Frog is holding a cat-tail plant with
bottle hanging from it.
- Parisian Sauce / Lady Columbia presenting bottle
Trade card promoting PARISIAN SAUCE has it all: Miss Columbia draped in a
patriotic garb, the Statue of Liberty, an eagle sitting on an American shield, schooners
in NY harbor, and La Belle France sporting the French flag.
Mayer, Merkel, & Ottmann Lithographers of NY did an excellent job in producing
this 5 1/8” x 3 1/8” card with elaborate details and VIBRANT colors.
- Parker's Ginger Tonic / Man holding box warding off devils
Sepiatone picture on front shows man holding up box of Parker's Ginger Tonic to
chase away devils labeled cramps, dyspepsia, heartburn, ...
Back has further advertising.
- Parson's Purgative Pills / Boxer knocking out competitors
1886 B&W card with front showing a boxer, with body shaped like product,
who has knocked out the competing products (also shaped like boxers with
products as their bodies).
- Dr. Perrin's Medicated Cubeb Cigarettes / People Smoking
B&W front advertises "Smoke Dr. Perrin's Medicated Cubeb Cigarettes
for Catarrh & c. / Sold by all Druggists / 25 cents per box".
- Piso's Cure / Girl Reaching for Bottle
B&W front shows girl reaching for bottle.
Back shows mom giving product to 3 year old.
- Rex Bitters / Heart Trouble
Front is B&W picture showing Victorian lady with gown pulled up over her
naked breasts while doctor listens to her heart.
Entitled "Heart Trouble" on front.
Back has advertising text for Rex Bitters Co. Incorporated.
Chicago: 1532 Michigan Ave. Phone Calumet 2882.
- Rheinstrom Bitters
Color front shows picture of bottle and box.
Blank back. Heavy stock paper.
- Rough On Rats / Chinaman eating rat
The rarest and best Rough On Rats trade card.
This very anti-Chinese card uses the slogan "They Must Go" to refer to vermin and the Chinese.
At the same time identifying the Chinese with rats and roaches and showing a Chinaman eating a rat
on top of it all! Litho'd by Forbes of Boston this card measures 7 x 5.
Shiloh's Consumption Cure / Pleasure Steamer Shiloh
Front shows picture of the pleasure steamer "Shiloh" on Silver Lake, NY.
Front partly reads "Shiloh's Consumption Cure for Coughs, Colds".
Back has advertising text with 16 reasons why you should use Shiloh's Remedies.
See matching bottle.
- Dr. Thompson's Eye Water / Doctor with Girl
Tradecard advertising Dr. Isaac Thompson's Eye Water "for all complaints of the eyes."
- Upton's Liquid Fish Glue / Brownies making glue in pot
Color front shows brownies fetching fish from lake and putting them
in a boiling pot to make glue. Bottle of product below pot.
- Warner's Tippecanoe / Indians in Canoe
Front shows colorful scene of Indians going downstream in a canoe.
Some of the advertising on front reads "After using our Tippecanoe you will
use no nostrums nor preparations called Bitters".
Back is blank.
- William's Cough Remedy / Family at table
Color front shows family at table with kids going for the bottle.
- Wood's Flavoring Extracts / Large bottle and box
Color front shows large picture of bottle and box.
- Wright's Indian Pills / Doctor and healed man
Front shows doctor examining product, while healed man relaxes in
chair. Back shelf is apparently full with bottles of other products
- Wright's Indian Pills / Columbia and World-Head
Front shows lady Columbia present box to man with world globe as his head.
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