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Use New England Cough Remedy
probably 1886
Printer:Printed by Kellogg & Bulkeley , American, 1867 - 1990
Lithography; printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 1/4 x 5in. (10.8 x 12.7cm) Sheet (height x width): 4 1/2 x 5 1/4in. (11.4 x 13.3cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Michael McCue, Asheville, N.C.
Description: Advertising handout with the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, a brownstone war memorial consisting of two linked round towers and a bridge spanning the Park River, is at the left. Men, women, boys, and girls walk along paved sidewalks and in the street. A newsboy with newspapers beneath his arm runs toward the right. Two women sit in a carriage drawn by two horses. Another man rides a horse at a gallop at the right. Some women hold parasols.The grassy lawns of Bushnell Park are visible beyond the monument. The Connecticut State Capitol is on a low hill in the right background.
Date Note: Hartford's Soldiers and Sailors Monument was dedicated in 1886. Kellogg & Bulkeley issued a print with this view of the arch that was extensively used for advertising purposes. This smaller trade card was probably issued at the same time. (Finlay 11/29/2013) Subject Note: Williams & Carleton were druggists with premises at 208 State Street, Hartford. (Finlay 11/20/2013)
Inscription: On recto, printed in brown ink, "Use / NEW ENGLAND / COUGH / REMEDY"; below image, printed in brown ink, "HARTFORD'S SOLDIERS MEMORIAL" with descriptive text. On verso, printed in black ink, in letterpress, "PROCLAMATION! / We, the American People, take great prdie in erecting beautiful monuments to the memory of our dead heroes, which is as it should be, but at the same time it is our duty to do something for the benefit of the Living. To this end we hand you this card for the purpose of calling your attention to the Best Remedy for Coughs and Colds that the world contains. / WILLIAMS' NEW ENGLAND COUGH REMEDY." with addition descriptive text; lower right, in pencil, accession number
Object Number: 2013.172.0
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