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|A portion of the back of one of the Raven Gloss trade cards.|
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From Google Street View, here is 56 Warren St. in NY as of Aug 2013:
From East Carolina University's digital collections comes another advertising card that clearly states what these bitters are designed to cure:
What was in this "certain cure for diseases requiring a complete tonic" that would "remove all symptoms of decay in liver, kidneys and bowels" while enriching the blood, strengthening the muscles and "giving new life to the nerves?" Alcohol. About 20% according to a 1917 American Medical Association publication. Peachridge Glass notes, "The formula was targeted for female infirmities. The main ingredients were Iron Phosphate, Calisaya Bark, Phosphorus, Vibernum Prowifolium and Coca." If a preparation with both alcohol and cocaine in it didn't cure you, there wasn't much hope for recovery.
The Brown's cards were printed by
Burrow-Giles vs. Sarony was a landmark copyright case decided by the Supreme Court. A summary of the case prepared by The Invisible College Press appears below.
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Wikipedia also gives a summary of the case. The full text of the Supreme Court's unanimous decision in 1884 is available on FindLaw.
|See page 194 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection|
for information on Horsford
|Manufactured by J.C. Boyd, 1673 Broadway, NYC.|
Patented in March 1877, but I was unable to find the patent.
For more on the celluloid manufacturing process, see "When Newark was America's Celluloid Capitol," published on the web by Montclair State University.
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