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Image of Victorian Christmas & New Year card

Seasonal Medicine

Xmas Tonic: To be taken regularly during the Xmas and 12 consecutive months in the New Year.

Early 1900s greeting card. When the bottle's front flap is opened the medicine to be taken for the next twelve months is revealed. 76 x 140mm (3 x 5½in).

Just what's needed to start the coming year - a heathly dose of goodwill and cheer, together with a suggestion on how best to enjoy what the month has to offer.


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Ephemera - minor transient documents of every day life