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  • Place of origin:

    New York (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1880 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mayer, Merkel and Ottoman (lithographers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithography and letterpress

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by G. H. Gabb

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 42, box D

Physical description

Colour lithograph and letterpress print advertising the proprietory medicines of E. S. Wells, chemist, with smaller advertisements for other preparations on the back.

Place of Origin

New York (printed)


ca. 1880 (printed)


Mayer, Merkel and Ottoman (lithographers)

Materials and Techniques

Lithography and letterpress

Marks and inscriptions

Mayer, Merkel & Ottman, Lith. N.Y.


height: 4.5 in, width: 3 in

Descriptive line

Colour lithograph and letterpress print, pictorial advertisement for proprietary medicines of E. S. Wells, chemist.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Access 1949. London: HMSO, 1961.


Lithography; Letterpress

Subjects depicted

Lettering; Medicine; Advertising


Advertising; Printed pages & sheets


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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