Perry Davis' Vegetable Pain Killer


Title
Perry Davis' Vegetable Pain Killer
Description
Advertisement for Perry Davis' Vegetable Pain Killer depicting six little angels flying a huge medicine bottle over the world. On the bottle is a label stating: "A purely vegetable medicine for internal and external use. See directions." On the portion of the world showing are the words: "Joy to the World Perry Davis' Vegetable Pain Killer." The reverse of the card has the heading: "The old standard family medicine. Perry Davis' Vegetable Pain-Killer, introduced in the year 1840." The price is 2 cents, 50 cents, and $1.00 per bottle. Perry Davis & Son, Providence, R.I. Presented by Chas. Bauer, Apothecary, S.W. corner 11th and Buttonwood, Philadelphia.
Date
1870-1890
Original Format
trade cards
Extent
8cm x 13cm
Local Identifier
LL02.12.01.66.03
Contributor(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
Laupus Library History Collections
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Comments

Joe Dec 25 2018

I am trying to figure out how old this bottle of Perry Davis is, it was made in Hamilton Canada by Davis and Lawrence co no.23847

Joe Dec 25 2018

I am trying to figure out how old this bottle of Perry Davis is, it was made in Hamilton Canada by Davis and Lawrence co no.23847

Gozzo Sep 05 2018

I'm not surprised, this bottle having Angels ( Cupids ) as when i first found my bottle in a farm dump like Jennifer, in the Aussie Outback. Outback of Miles in Qld. The reason the angels don't surprise me is when i first looked it up back in 2003, it was Either Morphine or Heroin in it. The chemical name for Heroin is DiaMorphine Hydrochloride anhydrous. So Heroin Salts basically.

Leona Bernard Aug 11 2016

I have Perry Davis pain killer vegetable bottle one with number 129 on it. The back of bottle seems on sunk in....make me offer willing to sell. Thanks

Ken May 01 2016

I found over 50 bottles buried in my backyard, I think someone from the past had an addiction? Oh yes this was in Hamilton ont Canada.

Jennifer Aug 24 2015

I recently found a Davis bottle intact in the Australian outback. It has a number 27 on the base. Does this give a clue to its age?

Ruth Jul 16 2015

I have a Perry Davis Vegetable Pain Killer box. The lable is beginning to disintigrate but still legible, It is a dovetailed wooden box. I have photos.

Tom Ascariz May 04 2015

i have a davis bottle if someone wants to buy it.

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