Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Horsford's Acid Phosphate For Mental And Physical Exhaustion Dyspepsia & C. [1890 c.a.]

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The front of the trade card features a drawn colored illustration of a diapered child holding a Horsford's Acid Phosphate card in his left hand as he sits on a cushioned and doily upholstered chair. The title "Horsford's Acid Phosphate For Mental and Physical Exhaustion Dyspepsia & C" is written in brown lettering at the top. At the bottom, the phrase "It makes a delicious drink with water and sugar only" is written in black and tan lettering. The back of the trade card begins at the top with "Horsford's Acid Phosphate" and continues with various paragraphs describing the product and it's uses. At the bottom it states "For Sale by Frank S. Keet, Druggist" in black lettering.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Rumford

Publisher: Rumford Chemical Works (Providence, R.I.)

1890 (ca.)

12.4 x 7.9 cm

Trade Cards

Language: English

Key term: Patent Medicines

Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: Horsford's Acid Phosphate For Mental And Physical Exhaustion Dyspepsia & C. [1890 c.a.]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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