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Vintage The A. Bridgman Co., Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage The A. Bridgman Co., Electro-Magnetic Ring Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette

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Dr. Bridgman's Electro-Magnetic Ring

...Something New for Druggists

Dr. Bridgman's Electro-Magnetic Ring for the cure of Rheumatism etc., is now on the market. We are advertising it largely in the best magazines and family newspapers, and we take this means of notifying the drug trade what we are doing to increase their business.

The A. Bridgman Co., Proprietors of Dr. Bridgman's Specialties,

373 Broadway, New York...

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Promotional trading cards of all types were popular during the Victorian era (soap, tonics, sewing machines, shirts, hats, etc.), and patent medicines were no exception. People would collect and trade these trading cards. Manufactures of patent medicines would design and print these cards, then provide them as promotional giveaways to the drug stores that carried their patent medicines. Many cards have survived and the artwork in many cases is magnificent. 

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