Consists primarily of advertising cards, pamphlets, leaflets, booklets, calendars, postcards, advertisements, articles, blotters, almanacs, cookbooks, correspondence, import/export documents, reports, medical journals, labels, invoices and receipts, business cards, order forms, circulars, lithographs, photographs, caricatures, songbooks and clippings from manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of proprietary medicines and other drugs. Contains a substantial amount of material from James C. Ayer, Foster Milburn Company, C.T. Hood, Johnson and Johnson, Lehn and Fink, Lyons Manufacturing Company, Miles Medical Company, Parke Davis, Lydia Pinkham, Power Taylor Drug Company, Rumford Chemical Works, S.T.W. Stanford and Son, Seabury and Johnson, W.H. Schieflein and Company, E.R. Squibb and Sons, and H.H. Warner. The bulk of the material dates from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Patent Medicines, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box #, folder ##, digital file ###