Dr. Isaac Thompson's Eye Water - Troy, NY - Mayer, Merkel & Dittman - Trade Card, c. 1800s
(2 7/8 x 4 In) This is an original antique Mayer, Merkel & Dittman trade card from the 1800s. It shows a Victorian girl holding a dropper to her eye as she looks into a hand mirror.
"Dr. Isaac Thompson's Celebrated EYE WATER, For all complaints of the eyes. Each Bottle is stamped with my Proprietary Stamp. Non other Genuine. THE GENUINE EYE WATER - is enfolded in an engraved envelope, on which is the likeness of the Original Inventor, DR. ISAAC THOMPSON, New London, Conn., with a fac-simile of his signature; also the signature of John L. Thompson, with a note of hand, signed by John L. Thompson, 161 River Street, Troy, N.Y. None other can be Genuine. This well-known and thoroughly efficient remedy has acquired a world-wide reputation, having been before the public for over eighty-five years, and it is a remarkable fact that its reputation has been sustained simply by the merits of the medicine, as the many thousands, who have used it, will bear testimony. IT'S MERITS STAND UNRIVALED. In constant use since 1795. Price . . . . . 25 Cents Per Bottle. John L. Thompson, Prop'r, Troy, N.Y.", reads the text printed on the back.
The card is in GOOD condition, wear at the edges, blunted corner tips, general stains, a few minor creases, some image loss near left edge.
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