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Clement (Edgar) scrapbook of advertising trade cards, calling cards, and greeting cards
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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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