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Faricum Tonic - For the Cure of Diptheria, Sore Throat, Croup, Catarrh
The Soother of Pain for Bruises, Sprains, Sores, Toothaches, Neuralgia, Rheumatism

Artist/maker unknown, American. Printed by G. Schlegel & Son, Lith., 75 & 77 Duane St., New York.

Geography:
Made in New York, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1880s

Medium:
Chromolithograph (trade card)

Dimensions:
Sheet: 3 x 4 7/8 inches (7.6 x 12.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1989-8-70

Credit Line:
The William H. Helfand Collection, 1989

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Additional information:
  • PublicationPicture of Health: Images of Medicine and Pharmacy from the William H. Helfand Collection

    The images on trade cards for the three Faricum specialties illustrate one of the staples of pharmaceutical advertising, and one that has been adopted so successfully by television: the before-and-after picture. By using Faricum for the cure of diphtheria, sore throat, croup, and catarrh, an entire city has been made well. In this card, the artist's skill at depicting a multitude of people in the small space of a card is especially evident. William H. Helfand, from The Picture of Health: Images of Medicine and Pharmacy from the William H. Helfand Collection (1991), p. 109.