Ayer's cherry pectoral cures colds, coughs & all diseases of the throat and lungs / Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.

  • Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co.
[between 1870 and 1879?]
  • Ephemera

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A colour trade card issued by Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co. of Lowell, Mass., possibly in the 1870s. It is advertising Ayer's Cherry Pectoral cough medicine and shows two babies reaching up to a massive bottle of the medicine, spoons in hand. Both are wearing white gowns. One has red socks, one has blue shoes. There is a branch of cherries in the foreground and in the air above the bottle. The medicine contained opium or morphine which were on sale legally at the time in America. It was supposed to rapidly cure "colds, coughs, sore throat, influenza, laryngitis, quinsy, hoarseness, croup, bronchitis, asthma and catarrh" and provide relief from whooping cough and consumption.


Lowell, Mass. : Dr. J.C. Ayer & Co., [between 1870 and 1879?]

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1 sheet : color illustrations ; 12 cm


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