William H. Helfand Collection of Pharmaceutical Trade Cards

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A Fact Worth Remembering [from verso]
A Fact Worth Remembering [from verso]
Trade card printed on two sides, advertising Cashmere Bouquet toilet soap.
A Free Sample Bottle of Warner's Safe Cure
A Free Sample Bottle of Warner's Safe Cure
Trade card advertising Warner's Safe Cure featuring a photograph of a woman's face surrounded by white fabric, lace, and feathers. The back details how to get a free sample of Warner's Safe Cure and lists the ailments it cures.
A Simple Catechism [from verso]
A Simple Catechism [from verso]
Trade card printed on two sides advertising Slaven's Effervescent Fruit Salt, a remedy for digestive ailments.
Ager's Dry Hop Yeast
Ager's Dry Hop Yeast
Trade card advertising Ager's Dry Hop Yeast, featuring an image of three figures: a boy, a woman, and a man in a top hat. They are in front of a high stone wall in the snow. The boy carries boots and the man carries an umbrella. The picture is tinted green.
Ager's Dry Hop Yeast
Ager's Dry Hop Yeast
Trade card advertising Ager's Dry Hop Yeast, featuring an image of a man in a dress jacket and top hat standing up from a park bench upon noticing that he has been sitting in wet paint. Picture is tinted blue.
Ager's Dry Hop Yeast
Ager's Dry Hop Yeast
Trade card advertising Ager's Dry Hop Yeast, featuring an image of three figures: a boy, a woman, and a man in a top hat. They are in front of a high stone wall in the snow. The boy carries boots and the man carries an umbrella. The picture is tinted red.
Ager's Dry Hop Yeast
Ager's Dry Hop Yeast
Trade card advertising Ager's Dry Hop Yeast, featuring an image of two figures standing on a street corner in front of a stone wall. The figure on the right has his back turned and is looking at something in his hands. He is carrying a large pot or bucket strapped to his back and a cane between his legs. The figure on the left has his arm raised and appears to be about to strike the pot with a wrench. The picture is tinted red.
Ager's Dry Hop Yeast
Ager's Dry Hop Yeast
Trade card advertising Ager's Dry Hop Yeast, featuring an image of two boys sledding past a woman who is carrying an umbrella, a basket, and a pail and balancing three additional baskets in a stack on her head. The woman appears disheveled and wears a shawl and a kerchief over her head. A third child watches in the background. The ground is snow-covered, and the figures are in front of a stone wall. The picture is tinted red.
Ager's Dry Hop Yeast Is the Best in Use
Ager's Dry Hop Yeast Is the Best in Use
Trade card advertising Ager's Dry Hop Yeast, featuring an image of a man in a dress jacket and top hat standing up from a park bench upon noticing that he has been sitting in wet paint. Picture is tinted red.
Always A Favorite [from verso]
Always A Favorite [from verso]
Trade card printed on two sides advertising Murray and Lanman's Florida Water.
Au Régiment Spécifique Victorieux: La corvée de quartier
Au Régiment Spécifique Victorieux: La corvée de quartier
Trade card advertising Victorieux featuring an image of five men in white uniforms cleaning the street. They are sweeping and shoveling horse refuse and carting it away in a wheelbarrow. Soldiers (including one playing a trumpet), a horse, and buildings are visible in the background. The back mentions the French army's use of the Victorieux.

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