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Pills Collection

"Pills: A Promotional Jigsaw of Health and Wellness" In the realm of medicine, they have played a pivotal role in our quest for well-being

Background imagePills Collection: Medicine / Liver Pills

Medicine / Liver Pills
LIVER TABLETS - Advert for Carters Little Liver Pills

Background imagePills Collection: Promotional jigsaw, Beechams Pills and Powders

Promotional jigsaw, Beechams Pills and Powders. circa 1930s

Background imagePills Collection: Advertisement, Carters Little Liver Pills, WW1

Advertisement, Carters Little Liver Pills, WW1
Advertisement, Carters Little Liver Pills for Active Service, showing a man undergoing an army medical examination during the early stages of the First World War. Date: 1914

Background imagePills Collection: Advert / Hood Liver Pills

Advert / Hood Liver Pills
Hoods Liver Pills

Background imagePills Collection: Advert for Beechams Pills 1887

Advert for Beechams Pills 1887
What are the Wild Waves saying ? Try BREECHAMs PILLS! 1887

Background imagePills Collection: Advert / Wind Pills / Page

Advert / Wind Pills / Page
Page Woodcocks Wind Pills: invaluable for the cure of indigestion, liver complaints and biliousness

Background imagePills Collection: You Can Make It Right

You Can Make It Right
The Art Concept

Background imagePills Collection: Eternal Pain

Eternal Pain
Petri Damstén

Background imagePills Collection: You Can Make It Right

You Can Make It Right
The Art Concept

Background imagePills Collection: Futuristic dinner party

Futuristic dinner party
A futuristic chemical dinner party -- a few tablets are served for each guest. Just think -- no washing up! Date: 1899

Background imagePills Collection: Dr Vladimir Petrow, the man who discovered the Volidan birth pill

Dr Vladimir Petrow, the man who discovered the Volidan birth pill, checking an experiment with one of his research team in one of the laboratories

Background imagePills Collection: Roger Knowles chemist finds a new perfume. November 1964

Roger Knowles chemist finds a new perfume. November 1964

Background imagePills Collection: Tolerance Pills

Tolerance Pills
Artem Pozdniakov

Background imagePills Collection: Blackpool Shrimper and bathing machine in 1890

Blackpool Shrimper and bathing machine in 1890

Background imagePills Collection: Victorian Magic Lantern Slide Beecham's Pills Goodnight

Victorian Magic Lantern Slide Beecham's Pills Goodnight

Background imagePills Collection: Advert, Carter's Little Liver Pills

Advert, Carter's Little Liver Pills for Constipation, Biliousness, Sick Headache Date: circa 1900

Background imagePills Collection: Wartime Beecham's Pills Advertisement

Wartime Beecham's Pills Advertisement
A wartime advertisement promoting Beecham's Pills, taken to avoid stomach upsets, headaches and constipation. The image portrays a woman who feels quite ill! Date: circa 1940s

Background imagePills Collection: Advert, Trust Beecham's Pills to keep you fit

Advert, Trust Beecham's Pills to keep you fit Date: 1920

Background imagePills Collection: Advert, Page Woodcock's Wind Pills

Advert, Page Woodcock's Wind Pills Date: 1891

Background imagePills Collection: Advertisement, Dr Williams pink pills for pale people

Advertisement, Dr Williams pink pills for pale people. Afraid to face traffic. Nerves in a terrible state and anaemia made her as pale as death

Background imagePills Collection: Poster produced in Argentina to advertise Cafiaspirina aspirin (colour litho)

Poster produced in Argentina to advertise Cafiaspirina aspirin (colour litho)
PER205978 Poster produced in Argentina to advertise Cafiaspirina aspirin (colour litho) by Mauzan, Luciano Achille (1883-1952); Private Collection

Background imagePills Collection: last supper

last supper
Adam Wasilewski

Background imagePills Collection: Opposition of the medical profession in Great Britain to the health scheme proposals of Lloyd

Opposition of the medical profession in Great Britain to the health scheme proposals of Lloyd George in the 1911
KDC400214 Opposition of the medical profession in Great Britain to the health scheme proposals of Lloyd George in the 1911 National Insurance Act, 1912 (litho) by Partridge

Background imagePills Collection: Pillbox, Saint Petersburg, 1850 / 1900. Creator: FabergeWorkshop

Pillbox, Saint Petersburg, 1850 / 1900. Creator: FabergeWorkshop
Pillbox, Saint Petersburg, 1850/1900

Background imagePills Collection: Assorted Victorian Christmas scenes (colour litho)

Assorted Victorian Christmas scenes (colour litho)
730613 Assorted Victorian Christmas scenes (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Assorted Victorian Christmas scenes. Illustrations initialled by W R)

Background imagePills Collection: Comic postcard, Young woman on board ship

Comic postcard, Young woman on board ship. The Diary of a Cruise! Date: 20th century

Background imagePills Collection: Advert for Beechams Pills, 1925

Advert for Beechams Pills, 1925 Date: 1925

Background imagePills Collection: Britannia between death and the Doctors, pub. Hannah Humphrey, 20th May

Britannia between death and the Doctors, pub. Hannah Humphrey, 20th May
2636946 Britannia between death and the Doctors, pub. Hannah Humphrey, 20th May, 1804 (hand coloured engraving) by Gillray

Background imagePills Collection: To Ladies. Advert for Dr John Hoopers Female Pills. Date: 1886

To Ladies. Advert for Dr John Hoopers Female Pills. Date: 1886

Background imagePills Collection: Page of advertising from The Graphic, 22 September 1888 (engraving)

Page of advertising from The Graphic, 22 September 1888 (engraving)
583268 Page of advertising from The Graphic, 22 September 1888 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Page of advertising from The Graphic)

Background imagePills Collection: Advert, T & H Smith Limited, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Advert, T & H Smith Limited, Edinburgh and Glasgow
Advert for T & H Smith Limited, Morphine and Codeine manufacturers, Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland. 1905

Background imagePills Collection: Advert, Jollys Duchess Pills

Advert, Jollys Duchess Pills
Advert for Jollys Duchess Pills for Pale Faces, from British Druggists Ltd, Oxford Street, London. 1897

Background imagePills Collection: Medicine chest used by Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War, 1854-56 (wood)

Medicine chest used by Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War, 1854-56 (wood)
FNM321940 Medicine chest used by Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War, 1854-56 (wood) by English School, (19th century); Florence Nightingale Museum, London

Background imagePills Collection: Naething the matter wi me (coloured photo)

Naething the matter wi me (coloured photo)
3642907 Naething the matter wi me (coloured photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Naething the matter wi me, Postcard)

Background imagePills Collection: Front cover, Beechams Family Almanack

Front cover, Beechams Family Almanack, published by the proprietor of Beechams Pills. Date: 1905

Background imagePills Collection: Chemist shop, Puerto de la Luz, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Chemist shop, Puerto de la Luz, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Chemist shop interior (Manager, Julian Pascual), Puerto de la Luz, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. circa 1910

Background imagePills Collection: Church Row, Stanmore, Middlesex

Church Row, Stanmore, Middlesex, with people and traffic. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePills Collection: Advertisement for Beechams Pills (engraving)

Advertisement for Beechams Pills (engraving)
726770 Advertisement for Beechams Pills (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A catchy catastophe, an advertisement for Beechams Pills)

Background imagePills Collection: Taking the Pill, from the Humors of War (engraving)

Taking the Pill, from the Humors of War (engraving)
AQS256899 Taking the Pill, from the Humors of War (engraving) by American School, (19th century); American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts

Background imagePills Collection: To digest well (colour litho)

To digest well (colour litho)
2814765 To digest well (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: To digest well. A cachet of tot for breakfast and one (or two) for lunch

Background imagePills Collection: Medicine Jack - pill seller (colour litho)

Medicine Jack - pill seller (colour litho)
6031576 Medicine Jack - pill seller (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Medicine Jack - pill seller)

Background imagePills Collection: Medicine chest used by Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War, 1854-56 (wood)

Medicine chest used by Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War, 1854-56 (wood)
FNM321939 Medicine chest used by Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War, 1854-56 (wood) by English School, (19th century); Florence Nightingale Museum, London

Background imagePills Collection: Pharmaceutical jar for cynoglossum tablets, c. 1700 (ceramic)

Pharmaceutical jar for cynoglossum tablets, c. 1700 (ceramic)
CHT236389 Pharmaceutical jar for cynoglossum tablets, c.1700 (ceramic) by French School, (18th century); Private Collection; eArchives Charmet; French, out of copyright

Background imagePills Collection: A Positive Cure for Sick Headache, Carters Little Liver Pills (colour litho)

A Positive Cure for Sick Headache, Carters Little Liver Pills (colour litho)
1079190 A Positive Cure for Sick Headache, Carters Little Liver Pills (colour litho) by American School, (19th century); Collection of the New-York Historical Society

Background imagePills Collection: Man nursing a hangover (colour litho)

Man nursing a hangover (colour litho)
6000015 Man nursing a hangover (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Man nursing a hangover. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imagePills Collection: Page of Advertisements (engraving)

Page of Advertisements (engraving)
1044702 Page of Advertisements (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Page of Advertisements)



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"Pills: A Promotional Jigsaw of Health and Wellness" In the realm of medicine, they have played a pivotal role in our quest for well-being. From Beechams Pills and Powders to Liver Pills, these tiny wonders have been trusted companions throughout history. Step back into time with an advertisement for Carters Little Liver Pills during World War 1, where soldiers relied on their healing powers amidst the chaos of battle. Meanwhile, an advert from 1887 showcases Beechams Pills as a remedy for various ailments - a testament to their enduring popularity. But it's not just about medicinal benefits; it also had quirky uses. Take Wind Pills by Page Woodcock - an advert that promises relief from bloating and discomfort caused by excess gas. And who can forget Tolerance Pills? These were designed to help individuals build resistance against certain substances. Delving further into the past, we find ourselves transported to Blackpool in 1890, where a shrimper and bathing machine stand side by side with pills as symbols of leisure and health preservation. The Victorian era brings us another fascinating glimpse through a magic lantern slide featuring Beecham's Pills Goodnight - perhaps hinting at their ability to aid sleep or soothe restless minds. Fast forward to wartime again, when Beecham's Pills took center stage in advertisements promoting strength and vitality during challenging times. Trust is paramount when it comes to medication, which is why brands like Carter's Little Liver Pills emphasized reliability in their adverts. They became synonymous with digestive health solutions that people could count on. So whether you're seeking relief from common ailments or simply aiming for overall wellness, remember the legacy left behind by these iconic pill brands throughout history – they've stood the test of time because they truly cared about your well-being.