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Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum


Accession number: 2000.26.13
Object type: Bitters
Date: early 1900s - early 1940s
Materials: Paper, Ink, Sticker
Measurements: 22 cm L x 14 cm W
Narrative: C Gates. Jon and Co., Limited began in Victoria Vale in 1840, moved to Gates Avenue in Middleton circa 1900 and continued until about 1949. Last owned by Fairfield Woodbury in the 1940's. 
Description: On blue and white card stock, an advertisement for rheumatics. On the top half of the advertisement there is a rectangle outlined in blue and black that has a write up from a customer who was "cured" from rheumatics once  he had this product. At the bottom of the card stock it says "Gate's Life of Man Bitters" in white on a blue background. Under this is a write up about the product, it's size and it's price. On the back there is a white label sticker that has "5.00" on it in the top lift corner. MG100 Vol. 88 #36
History of Use: Old Kings Courthouse Museum deaccessioned these items before passing them along to us. Accession number there was P-988-15-20. Donated to Courthouse Museum by William K. Ryan. Cambridge Stn., NS. March 1988