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Jay T. Last Collection of Medicine Prints and Ephemera: Finding Aid
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Series I. Medicine Prints and Ephemera (small size) approximately 1750-1929 (bulk 1850-1910)

Physical Description: approximately 4,000 items in 26 binders and 1 box

Arrangement

Items smaller than 8 x 10 inches are housed in binders.
Items that are between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size are arranged in boxes. Items with individual call numbers are arranged numerically. Select items have been fully cataloged and are described in the following format:
  • Title of print. Date
  • Artist(s) (when known). Printer(s). Publisher(s).
Binder  1

Medical equipment, services, and supplies, A-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 115 items
Binder  2

Dental and vision equipment, services, and supplies, A-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 75 items
Binder  3

Patent medicine, A by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 200 items
Binder  4

Patent medicine, Ba-Bri by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 125 items
Binder  5

Patent medicine, Bro-Bu by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 135 items
Binder  6

Patent medicine, Ca-Cl by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 145 items
Binder  7

Patent medicine, Co-Di by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 235 items
Binder  8

Patent medicine, Do-Fl by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 145 items
Binder  9

Patent medicine, Fo-Fu by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 200 items
Binder  10

Patent medicine, G by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 190 items
Binder  11

Patent medicine, Ha-Hea by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 145 items
Binder  12

Patent medicine, Hec-Hu by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 210 items
Binder  13

Patent medicine, I-J by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 105 items
Binder  14

Patent medicine, K by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 115 items
Binder  15

Patent medicine, L-Mc by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 170 items
Binder  16

Patent medicine, Me-My by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 210 items
Binder  17

Patent medicine, N-Pl by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 200 items
Binder  18

Patent medicine, Po-Ri by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 165 items
Binder  19

Patent medicine, Ro-Sh by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 195 items
Binder  20

Patent medicine, Si-Te by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 185 items
Binder  21

Patent medicine, Th-V by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 170 items
Binder  22

Patent medicine, Wa-Wh by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 110 items
Binder  23

Patent medicine, Wi-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 130 items
Binder  24

Patent medicine, C.I. Hood (1) (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 95 items
Binder  25

Patent medicine, C.I. Hood (2) (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 20 items
Binder  26

Patent medicine, Dr. Fontaine (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 160 items
Box  1

General medicine (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 55 items

Note

Select items in this box have been fully cataloged and are listed below.
 

 priJLC_MED_002609  Ayer’s sarsaparilla. approximately 1843-1878

 

 priJLC_MED_002614  Dr. McMunn’s kinate of quinine and cinchonine. approximately 1862-1864

Printers: Thomas & Eno
 

 priJLC_MED_004466  Golden sheaf bitters. after 1866

Printers: Calvert Lithographing Co. (Detroit, Mich.)
 

 priJLC_MED_004467  Lactopeptine in cholera infantum and all digestive ailments. 1895

 

 priJLC_MED_004473  Schweizer alpen kraüter. Swiss alpine herbs bitters. approximately 1854-1873

Printers: Haehnlen, Jacob, 1824-
 

 priJLC_MED_004484  Dr. H. Cox's compound syrup of sarsaparilla. approximately 1850-1853

Artists: Anderson, Walter W. ; Hawkins, Ezekiel C. Printers: Reed, Edwin O., approximately 1824-
 

 priJLC_MED_004707  Quaker bitters. approximately 1874

 

 priJLC_MED_004711  The Hop annual. ©1887

Printers: J. Ottman Lithographic Company Publishers: Hop Pill Mf'g Co.
 

Series II. Medicine Prints and Ephemera (large size) approximately 1839-1915 (bulk 1850-1900)

Physical Description: 29 items

Related Material

Items in the Huntington Library Historical Prints collection:

  • priHHC_MED_0000021 Chart to Dr. Kline's Philadelphia Medical & Surgical Institute for the treatment of all diseases. ©1868 Link 
  • priHHC_MED_0000022 Cholera medicine, for the cure of diarrhea, summer complaints, colics, cramps, & c. 1843 Link 

Arrangement

Items are arranged numerically by call number and described in the following format:
  • Title of print. Date
  • Artist(s) (when known). Printer(s). Publisher(s).
priJLC_MED_000686

Manufacturing chemists : Powers & Weightman. approximately 1876

Printers: Longacre & Co.
priJLC_MED_000731

View of Ascutney Mountain taken from High Bridge at Claremont, N. H. ©1868

Artists: King, W. A. (Artist) Printers: William H. Forbes & Company
priJLC_MED_002610

Dr. S. S. Fitch’s celebrated medicines. approximately 1847-1855

Printers: Shields, C. (Printer)
priJLC_MED_002611

Hamlin’s wizard oil good for man and beast. after 1867

Printers: Calvert Lithographing Co. (Detroit, Mich.)
priJLC_MED_002612

Humphrey’s specific homeopathic remedies. after 1853

priJLC_MED_002613

Hood’s sarsaparilla. approximately 1872-1922

priJLC_MED_002615

Dr. Solon Osmond Richardson's jaundice bitters. ©1840

priJLC_MED_002616

Bitters S. S. Wyckoff & Co. ©1861

Printers: Sarony, Major & Knapp Lith.
priJLC_MED_002617

Standard eye colors. Shades of brown. ©1891

Publishers: Queen & Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
priJLC_MED_002618

Dr. J. Bovee Dod’s imperial remedy and family physician. approximately 1855-1878

Printers: Samuel Bowles and Company
priJLC_MED_002619

Hunnewell’s standard preparations. approximately 1856-1872

Printers: Crosby, Charles H., 1819-1896
priJLC_MED_002620

Dr. D. Jayne's alterative. ©1845

priJLC_MED_002621

Dr. J. P. Mann’s offices & reception days. after 1875

priJLC_MED_002622

Use Renne’s pain killing magic oil. It subdues pain instantly. approximately 1859-1893

Printers: Thoubboron, J.
priJLC_MED_002623

Dr. Sage’s catarrh remedy. approximately 1878-1891

Printers: Cosack & Co.
priJLC_MED_002624

Barker’s Liniment. approximately 1874-1890

Printers: Theo. Leonhardt & Son
priJLC_MED_002625

Green mountain boys gathering materials for Paine's celebrated Green Mountain Balm of Gilead and Cedar Plaster. ©1868

Printers: William H. Forbes & Company
priJLC_MED_002626

Dr. Leons’ celebrated preparations. approximately 1854-1873

Printers: Haehnlen, Jacob, 1824-
priJLC_MED_002627

The celebrated oxygenated bitters a sure remedy for dyspepsia asthma, and general debility. approximately 1843-1847

Printers: Hanford, Albert, 1807-1883
priJLC_MED_003721

On guard. approximately 1886-1899

Printers: Tobin, M. F.
priJLC_MED_004503

Thomas' American mechanical leech, breast glass, cupping glass & eye glass. approximately 1852

priJLC_MED_004504

The national life. Devoted to the heath and interests of the people. approximately 1878

Publishers: Stevens, H. R.
priJLC_MED_004505

Herbert M. Rogers & Co.'s pure Newfoundland cod liver oil. 1877

priJLC_MED_004507

Dr. J. P. Mann's offices and reception days. after 1875

priJLC_MED_004508

Societas Medica Insula Rhodi. approximately 1839

Printers: Aspinwall, Horatio G.
priJLC_MED_004704

Reliable, soluble, permanent, sugar coated pills. approximately 1858

priJLC_MED_004705

A treatise on diseases of the lungs, describing the virtues of Haas' expectorant... approximately 1851

Printers: Bannan, Benjamin, 1807-1875
priJLC_MED_004706

Watkins vegetable anodyne liniment. after 1914

priJLC_MED_004766

Hood's calendar companion. 1915