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Ephemera Friday #2: The J.F. Davis Drug Company Advertisement

Today’s piece of ephemera is a postcard-sized advertisement from the J.F. Davis Drug Company, distributors of Johnston’s Dull Kote Paint, located at 518-520 Second Street, Portsmouth, Ohio. When we think paint we don’t often remember that the compounding expertise of pharmacists were essential to creating color matching paint in a uniform manner.

The back of the advertisement informs the potential customer that within the tiny wax-sealed envelope are more seals that can be used for their correspondence.