The Great East River Suspension Bridge Connecting the Cities of New York & Brooklyn

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From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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N.p. [Lynn, MA]: Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, n.y. [ca. 1883]. Single heavy stock card. 4" X 2½". Very good. Mild bit of minor soiling. Steel-engraving on recto depicts a broad view of this then-state-of-the-art suspension bridge -- and of course suspended along the underside of the main horizontal bridge, at center of the card, is a long vast billboard reading "Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound." Numerous sailboats, a large paddlewheeler, tugboats, etc., fill the bay. Below the caption near the lower edge is a three-line text listing the bridge's statistics: span, cable size, width, tower height and so on. The all-text verso touts the virtues of this patent medicine, "a Positive Cure For all those painful Complaints and Weaknesses so common to our best female population. It will cure entirely the worst form of Female Complaints, all Ovarian troubles, Inflammation and Ulceration, Falling and Displacements, and the consequent Spinal Weakness, and is particularly adapted to the Change of Life." A nice example of this well-known card from the most famous patent medicine producer of the 19th century -- likely produced in the very year of her death (she was born 1819). Bookseller Inventory # 28051

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