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Date: 1886 

Description: Advertising ephemera for Electricity in a Bottle by the West Electric Cure Co. of Chicago which claimed to cure catarrh, hay fever, headache, asthma, and n...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Advertising for Dr. Birney's Catarrhal Powder, showing a drawing of a woman administering a treatment to herself by blowing the powder up her own nose thro...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane (Mendota Mental Health Institute).

Date:  date unknown

Description: Advertisement for William Wilson, Medical Electrician that features a Greek godlike figure wearing various electrical medical garments and holding a placar...

Date: 1948-04-10 before

Description: Menu souvenir, mounted on board, of a "They Went Then Till They Came to the Delectable Mountains" cartoon by Clifford K. Berryman for the spring dinner of...


Description: Letterhead of the Riverside Sanitarium of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a view of the grounds, including three sanitarium buildings, and rows of trees in the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Advertisement for Wine of the Woods and Balsam Drops, a purported cure for dyspepsia, constipation, and headaches marketed to women and sold by John L. Moo...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Advertisement for Harriet Meta's Face Dyspepsia Food which promised to make your face "round and plump" and to enlarge the bust and to make a "thin scrawny...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane (Mendota Mental Health Institute)

Date: 1860 after

Description: Lincoln is portrayed as a pharmacist with the names of the Union generals on some of the products that surround him in an apothecary. Some examples: "Scott...


Description: Letterhead of the Red Cross Hygienic Company, distributor of disinfectants and insecticides, with the company's circular logo with a red cross in the cente...


Vacuum Cap

Date:  date unknown

Description: Directions for using the vacuum cap, a device intended to stimulate hair growth. A drawing at the top shows a man with the cap on his head with the cap tur...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Advertising card for O.L. Oleson of Ramona, Wisconsin who sold patent medicines. The card features a photograph of Oleson seated in a wagon advertising Wil...

Date: 1956 

Description: A cartoon from an International Harvester operator's manual. The cartoon depicts a man on crutches with a broken leg, a man's head with a pained expression...

Date: 1867 

Description: E.T. Mix designed the original building of the National Soldiers Home in 1867. At the time the structure was dedicated on 28 September 1867, the wings had...


Description: Memohead of the A. Gettelman Brewing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with the Gettelman name in a banner, the rest of the company name in a scroll-edged p...

Date: 1890 

Description: Advertisement for Madison Hospital, 413-415 South Baldwin Street. Also known as the Gill & Boyd Hospital, opened in 1889 and existed for just a few years.

Date: 1853 

Description: "Transporting the Wounded". Wood engraving from a drawing by Seth Eastman, from the Aboriginal Portfolio by Mary H. Eastman, 1853.

Date: 1924-11-01 

Description: Prescription for alcohol to treat bronchitis written by a Kenosha doctor.

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: The Langlade County Memorial Hospital.

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