This collection consists of a late nineteenth-century scrapbook compiled by printer and
homeopathic physician Edgar Clement of Camden, New Jersey, featuring Victorian-era
advertising trade cards, calling cards, greeting cards, and newspaper clippings. Advertising
trade cards include American Sewing Machine Co., Weikel & Smith Spice Co., Halley's
Medical Pain Extractor, Hire's Improved Root Beer, and miscellaneous hotel trade cards.
Individual or series of trade cards are personalized for businesses in New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, and Ohio, apparently demonstrating Clement's services as a printer in the
various states in which he resided; two cards identify Clement as a printer. Additional
cards represent the businesses of several relatives in Philadelphia. Newspaper clippings
include poems, wedding announcements, and obituaries (including Walt Whitman, President
Hayes, John Whittier, and more) as well as articles on eminent homeopaths, hypnotism, the
clinical use of x-rays, and other developments in the fields of psychology and medicine.
Additional newspaper articles include the 1891 graduating exercises at Haverford College,
the Golden Jubilee of Hahnemann in 1898, and the debut of the Chicago Masonic Temple.
Edgar Clement (1866-1928) trained in homeopathy at Hahnemann Medical College of
Pennsylvania and held licenses to practice in Ohio (1898), New Jersey (1899) and
Pennsylvania (1899). He apparently had business interests first in job printing and clothing
sales, then in medicine, according to business and trade cards in his scrapbook, all of
which pre-date his medical licenses.
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