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Object Name: Advertising platter
Date: 1888-1900
Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions: Overall: 11 1/4 × 16 1/2 × 1 1/4 in. (28.6 × 41.9 × 3.2 cm)
Description: Rectangular cream colored ceramic platter with scalloped edges and a black and white photolithograph of a woman in a low-cut, narrow-waisted dress surrounded by the words "Spark's Perfect Health/ For Kidney and Liver Diseases/ Compliments of the Spark's Medicine Company, Camden, N.J."
Credit Line: Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number: 2002.1.3188
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Spark's Perfect Health was patented in 1888 and was probably manufactured until the era of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906.


"Bella C. Landauer: Collector of Enterprise," New-York Historical Society, March 18-July 20, 2003.