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Lydia Pinkham's vegetable compound reproduction print of advertising poster c 1890

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Lydia Pinkham's vegetable compound reproduction print of advertising poster c 1890

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Materials

Ink, paper, Pigment ink, pigment inks, archival paper, art paper, mount board, aperture mount, card, research, aperture mat, ready to frame, mounted print

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Description

A reproduction print of an advertising poster for Lydia Pinkham's "vegetable compound" from about 1890. The eponymous Lydia Estes Pinkham was a concocter and shrewd marketer of a commercially successful herbal-alcoholic "women's tonic" meant to relieve menstrual and menopausal pains. It rapidly became the subject of drinking songs with numerous verses describing the humorous and ribald invigorating effects of the medicine. The fact that Pinkham's medicine was marketed for "female complaints" made it especially vulnerable to such ribaldry. There is no definitive version of the song "The Ballad of Lydia Pinkham", but one is found at the link below. (Warning - strong language)

http://www.horntip.com/html/songs_sorted_by_name/with_music/l/lydia_pinkham.htm.

A sanitized version, called Lily the Pink, was a number one hit for The Scaffold in the United Kingdom in 1968/69. The Irish Rovers also released the Scaffold version of the song, in 1969, on the album Tales to Warm Your Mind, and as a single reaching the Top 30 on the US Billboard charts. This song was further successfully adapted into French in 1969 by Richard Anthony.

PRINT SIZES
Now available as a print or as a note card.

Mounted, ready to frame print in two sizes:
* 7" x 5" print, mounted to fit a 10" x 8" frame (metric frame equivalent 25cm x 20cm)
* 11" x 7" print, mounted to fit a 16" x 12" frame (metric frame equivalent 40cm x 30cm)

All mounted prints have a backing board and are packed in a cello bag.

All sizes are available on a choice of papers, either satin photographic paper or heavy matt finish art paper.

Note cards are in packs of five or ten. If you want a discount for larger orders, or want to add a custom message, see this listing for further details:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/289317641

MOUNT SIZES
You have the option of mounts sized in either inches or cm. Please indicate your choice in a message when you buy. Be aware that mounts sized in inches may have different proportions to the equivalent in cm, so are not necessarily interchangeable. Please be sure to select the correct option for your needs. In the absence of a message I will supply a mount sized in inches.

The substitution will be made as below:

10" x 8" <=> 25cm x 20cm
16" x 12" <=> 40cm x 30cm

Any frame shown is for illustrative purposes only and is not included in the price. The mount will be antique white. You are buying the physical print only. Further rights to reproduction are not included.

Although a reproduction, this print is made with the same care and materials as my own work, printed on a Canon Pro 9500 Mark II printer with pigment based inks on archival quality paper.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Panchromatica
A reproduction print of an advertising poster for Lydia Pinkham's "vegetable compound" from about 1890. The eponymous Lydia Estes Pinkham was a concocter and shrewd marketer of a commercially successful herbal-alcoholic "women's tonic" meant to relieve menstrual and menopausal pains. It rapidly became the subject of drinking songs with numerous verses describing the humorous and ribald invigorating effects of the medicine. The fact that Pinkham's medicine was marketed for "female complaints" made it especially vulnerable to such ribaldry. There is no definitive version of the song "The Ballad of Lydia Pinkham", but one is found at the link below. (Warning - strong language)

http://www.horntip.com/html/songs_sorted_by_name/with_music/l/lydia_pinkham.htm.

A sanitized version, called Lily the Pink, was a number one hit for The Scaffold in the United Kingdom in 1968/69. The Irish Rovers also released the Scaffold version of the song, in 1969, on the album Tales to Warm Your Mind, and as a single reaching the Top 30 on the US Billboard charts. This song was further successfully adapted into French in 1969 by Richard Anthony.

PRINT SIZES
Now available as a print or as a note card.

Mounted, ready to frame print in two sizes:
* 7" x 5" print, mounted to fit a 10" x 8" frame (metric frame equivalent 25cm x 20cm)
* 11" x 7" print, mounted to fit a 16" x 12" frame (metric frame equivalent 40cm x 30cm)

All mounted prints have a backing board and are packed in a cello bag.

All sizes are available on a choice of papers, either satin photographic paper or heavy matt finish art paper.

Note cards are in packs of five or ten. If you want a discount for larger orders, or want to add a custom message, see this listing for further details:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/289317641

MOUNT SIZES
You have the option of mounts sized in either inches or cm. Please indicate your choice in a message when you buy. Be aware that mounts sized in inches may have different proportions to the equivalent in cm, so are not necessarily interchangeable. Please be sure to select the correct option for your needs. In the absence of a message I will supply a mount sized in inches.

The substitution will be made as below:

10" x 8" <=> 25cm x 20cm
16" x 12" <=> 40cm x 30cm

Any frame shown is for illustrative purposes only and is not included in the price. The mount will be antique white. You are buying the physical print only. Further rights to reproduction are not included.

Although a reproduction, this print is made with the same care and materials as my own work, printed on a Canon Pro 9500 Mark II printer with pigment based inks on archival quality paper.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Panchromatica

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Buyers are responsible for return postage costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

FAQs

All the images I sell are public domain or otherwise out of copyright. However most incorporate significant work by me to restore and prepare them for printing. When you buy from me therefore you are only buying the physical print without any rights to further reproduction. If you want to use the images in other ways, for example in leaflets or promotional material, please contact me first.
You can resell the prints in the shop, including in a retail setting. However if you want to do this on any significant scale, it would be in your interest to contact me first, since I am happy to offer discounts on bulk orders.
You are at liberty to display prints from the shop in any location or venue. As with wholesale availability, if you want to do this on any significant scale, please get in touch and I will work with you to identify suitable images. I am happy to offer discounts on bulk orders.
Almost all the items in the shop are available in other sizes - just ask. I provide mounts sized to fit standard frames in either inches or cm. If you want a different mount size, again just ask.

I can also provide mounts with multiple images. I have some examples in the shop but any combination is possible - if it can be shipped I can make it.

Finally, if you have a particular image in mind, I have hundreds if not thousands waiting to be listed and acess to many other collections, so pleae let me know what you are looking for.
No. This business has a turnover that falls below the threshold required for registering for VAT in the UK. That doesn't mean however that these taxes are not applicable when shipping to another country. If you are purchasing from a country outside the EU that has its own sales tax, you may be charged these taxes before the package can be delivered. The level at which sales taxes kick in will vary from country to country. Any such charges for customs clearance/import duty are the customers responsibility.

So long as the UK remains in the EU no VAT is due on sales from this shop within the EU.

All shipments outside the EU are accompanied by a CN22 customs clearance form showing the full value of the goods (excluding shipping costs)
There is of course no such thing as free shipping. I could include the costs to me in the listed price, but many of my customers buy more than one item so would end up in the end paying more since I would no longer be able to refund any overpayment. I think it is fairer to you my customers not to bundle shipping costs into the price you pay.

I do not take a profit on shipping. The price you pay is the cost to me plus a flat charge for packaging materials, etc. This is currently around £2.00. I refund everything you pay above that unless the amount due is trivial.