A selection of Medical Almanacs


A selection of Medical Almanacs

10 June 2012

I came across Rulon – Miller Books in St. Paul, Minneasota while looking for some information on a post I am developing. Within their site are some really wonderful Almanacs related to some of the medicines, cures and bottles we collect. Check it out.

Visit Rulon – Miller Books – Mostly Medical Almanacs

I have re-posted some of my favorites. In many cases, I possess examples of the product and related advertising. This is really a nice resource.

A. B. C. of society. Providence: Hunt’s Remedy Co., n.d., (1883) – image Rulon – Miller Books

Burdock Blood Bitters 1890 almanac and key to health. Buffalo: Foster Milburn & Co., n.d., (1889) – image Rulon – Miller Books

De Witt’s 200 year calendar and biographies of the world’s greatest men and women. Chicago & New York: E. C. De Witt & Co., n.d., (1912) – image Rulon – Miller Books

Green’s diary 1882- 83 almanac. Woodbury, NJ: G. G. Green, n.d., (1882) – image Rulon – Miller Books

Hostetter’s illustrated United States almanac 1897, for merchants, mechanics, miners, farmers, planters, and general family use. Pittsburgh: Hostetter and Smith, (1896) – image Rulon – Miller Books

Ladies’ note-book and calendar. Buffalo: World’s Dispensary Medical Assn., 1899. – image Rulon – Miller Books

The New York almanac 1888. New York: n.p., (1887) – image Rulon – Miller Books

Dr. Sawens’ family manual and Empire State almanac 1877. Lockport, NY: Dr. W. Sawens & Co., n.d., (1876) – image Rulon – Miller Books

Merchant’s Gargling Oil dream fate calendar songster. Lockport, NY: Merchant’s Gargling Oil Co., n.d., (ca. 1882) – image Rulon – Miller Books

Dr. Kilmer’s swamp-root almanac and weather forecasts for 1928. Binghamton, NY: Dr. Kilmer & Co., n.d., (ca. 1927) – image Rulon – Miller Books

People’s free almanac 1854. St. Louis: A. G. Bragg & Co., n.d., (ca. 1853) – image Rulon – Miller Books

Rexall family almanac 1917. Boston (?) – image Rulon – Miller Books

HARTMAN, SAMUEL B., MD. The ills of life or the encyclopedia of family medicine. [Columbus, OH: S.B. Hartman, 1901, i.e., 1904. – image Rulon – Miller Books

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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2 Responses to A selection of Medical Almanacs

  1. Warren Friedrich says:

    I have an absolutely beautiful 1871 S.T. Drake’s Plantation Bitters Almanac (2nd year of production) if your interested. Price is $35.

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