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Printer's samples of drug labels album
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Album of printer's samples of drug labels
    Source: Selvaggio, Marc (Bookseller)
    Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0722
    Physical Description: 1 unknown (30 leaves)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1890-1910
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Unprocessed collection. Material is unavailable for access. Please contact Special Collections reference (spec-coll@library.ucla.edu) for more information.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Marc Selvaggio from the Franklin E. Murphy, M.D. Fund, 2019.

    Processing Information

    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 8875353 

    Scope and Contents

    Collection of 317 original printed bottle, box, and pill box labels, on 30 leaves, from an unknown printer. Includes 215 labels mounted on scrapbook leaves and 122 tipped on, usually with a "fan" arrangement, so one can see all of the variants of a particular design. Covers a wide range of products: pills for many different ailments as well as syrups and elixirs of all sorts. Many incorporate art nouveau designs, and often with added silver or gold gilt. Most of the labels also incorporate an American eagle design--one that was commonly used in French advertising material to indicate "English spoken here" for English-speaking visitors; but in this case perhaps to suggest sale or use in the American market, or to suggest to an American visitor in a French pharmacy that this was a bona fide safe product. The album binding is stamped "G.G. on the front cover.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Selvaggio, Marc (Bookseller)