for menstrual period pain and problems. See
more remedies here.
A discussion of
the letter testimonials, and their
authenticity, of the Pinkham company (in a
discussion of a Pursettes ad with a letter
See two letters to MUM about the ingredients of her
Compound, and one about the lyrics of
pop song, Lily
the Pink, about her.
Other amazing women:
Nelli Bly, Dr.
Marie Stopes, Dr.
Grace Feder Thompson
The Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.,
maker of medicine for headaches,
stomach illness, insomnia, depression,
cancer, tumors, women's diseases,
flatulence, menstruation, fertility, etc.:
Trade card: little
girl and cat
The trade card below is one of
Bridge) made for the Pinkham
company to promote its products,
and is perhaps from around 1900.
See the general
about Mrs. Pinkham.
3.5"x3" (8.9 x 7.6 cm)
The cat has an almost human face,
like the girl's!
The back of the card,
NEXT: Pinkham mending kit - See more Mrs. Pinkham, below
(and see her first
Schlesinger Library, of the
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced
Study, part of Harvard
University, has probably
collection of material
about the Pinkham enterprise, the
records of the Lydia E. Pinkham
Part of the donation of
SarahAnne Hazelwood to this
museum, much of it patent medicine
and old medical equipment, was a
very interesting biography and
study of Mrs. Pinkham's business,
Complaints: Lydia Pinkham and
the Business of Women's Medicine,
by Sarah Stage.
See two letters to MUM about the
of her Compound, and one
about the lyrics of an English pop
Lily the Pink, about her.
women: Nelli Bly, Dr.
Dr. Grace Feder Thompson
See also the patent medicine
Dr. Grace Feder Thompson's
appealing for patients, Dr. Pierce's
medicines, and Orange
1998, 2005 Harry Finley. It is
illegal to reproduce or
distribute work on this Web site
in any manner or medium without
written permission of the
author. Please report suspected
violations to firstname.lastname@example.org