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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral - Cures Coughs and Colds

Edward Penfield, American, 1866 - 1925


Color metal relief print (poster)

Image: 14 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches (37.1 x 27 cm) Sheet: 15 13/16 x 11 1/8 inches (40.2 x 28.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
The William H. Helfand Collection, 1989

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In this poster a bear physician and a bear nurse look after a bear with a bad cold. The nurse holds a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, made by J. C. Ayer & Co., one of the largest proprietary medicine firms in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The nurse's apron bears the slogan that was invariably used to advertise the company's cough mixture.