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Tonic Collection

Background imageTonic Collection: Samoan Women - Making Kawa-Kawa

Samoan Women - Making Kawa-Kawa. Kawakawa is one of the most distinctive Pacific native plants. It was one of the most important healing herbs in Rongoa Maori (traditional Maori medicine)

Background imageTonic Collection: Barman standing by well-stocked bar

Barman standing by well-stocked bar
Barman standing by a well-stocked bar. The cash register displays an advertisement for Bass & Co Barley Wine. Packets of Capstan cigarettes are on display below. Date: circa 1910

Background imageTonic Collection: Poster for Bonal Aperitif

Poster for Bonal Aperitif
Advertising Poster for Bonal, a French Aperitif wine from the Mountains of La Grand Chartreuse, featuring a large key and bearing the slogan Open up your Appetite as well as the warning Beware of

Background imageTonic Collection: Reading The Tatler in Gallipoli, WW1

Reading The Tatler in Gallipoli, WW1
A Topping Tonic after taking Turkish Trenches - some officers of the gallant Lancashire Fusiliers enjoying a short respite with an old and valued friend

Background imageTonic Collection: Poster advertising Quinquina Dubonnet

Poster advertising Quinquina Dubonnet tonic wine, as enjoyed by a lady in a flamboyant green and white striped dress

Background imageTonic Collection: Ovaltine advertisement designed by Gladys Peto in her usual gorgeous, decorative style

Ovaltine advertisement designed by Gladys Peto in her usual gorgeous, decorative style, showing women of all ages partaking of Ovaltine in a garden because it

Background imageTonic Collection: The Man from Mexico, Grand Theatre, Oldham

The Man from Mexico, Grand Theatre, Oldham
The Man from Mexico, a comedy at the Grand Theatre, Oldham, previously at the Strand Theatre, London. 1911

Background imageTonic Collection: London Horse Bus

London Horse Bus Date: circa 1905

Background imageTonic Collection: Wartime Phosferine Tonic Wine Advert

Wartime Phosferine Tonic Wine Advert
A wartime advertisement promoting Phosferine Tonic Wine, a glass of which is said to aid a good night's rest. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert, Julysia Tonic hair cream

Advert, Julysia Tonic hair cream, widely acclaimed as the Cream of Hairdressings Date: 1938

Background imageTonic Collection: Newman's Fortreviver Advertisement

Newman's Fortreviver Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Newman's Fortreviver, a liqueur tonic for palates of refinement, composed of concentrated fruit juices, it is said to have many health benefits

Background imageTonic Collection: Mr. Vernon-Ward's Treatment Salons

Mr. Vernon-Ward's Treatment Salons
A photograph of the interior entrance hall which leads to Mr. Vernon-Ward's treatment salons, at Vere Street. The medical establishment had some fame for combatting obesity via fat reduction

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert, Vimto Tonic Fruit Drink

Advert, Vimto Tonic Fruit Drink - gives you vim to win! Date: circa 1930

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert, Vimto Keeps You Fit, Tonic Fruit Drink

Advert, Vimto Keeps You Fit, Tonic Fruit Drink Date: circa 1930

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert, Vimto Gets You There, Tonic Fruit Drink

Advert, Vimto Gets You There, Tonic Fruit Drink Date: circa 1930

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert, Sparkling Vimto Tonic Fruit Drink

Advert, Sparkling Vimto Tonic Fruit Drink Date: circa 1930

Background imageTonic Collection: Original Artwork - Novelty Greetings card design - Medicine

Original Artwork - Novelty Greetings card design - Medicine
Original Artwork - Novelty Greetings card design with bottle of Tonic and Prescription tag. Date: circa 1937

Background imageTonic Collection: Comic postcard, Doctor visits patient, wife misunderstands

Comic postcard, Doctor visits patient, wife misunderstands Date: 20th century

Background imageTonic Collection: Advertisement for Iron Jelloids, for children, men and women - the great tonic

Advertisement for Iron Jelloids, for children, men and women - the great tonic. Looks like it from the visible vitality of this 1920s family. Date: 1924

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert for Sanatogen tonic, 1925

Advert for Sanatogen tonic, 1925 Date: 1925

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert for Phosferine tonic featuring the actress

Advert for Phosferine tonic featuring the actress Cicely Debenham, appearing in Patricia at His Majesty s, London, 1925 Date: 1925

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert for Ovaltine, 1925

Advert for Ovaltine, 1925 Date: 1925

Background imageTonic Collection: Feldmans 24th Song Annual - George Robey

Feldmans 24th Song Annual - George Robey
Feldmans 24th Song Annual with Tonic Sol-fa setting. George Robey featured with his hit Shurr-up. circa 1910

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert for Phospherine with Adele Astaire 1923

Advert for Phospherine with Adele Astaire 1923
Advertisement for Phospherine tonic featuring Adele Astaire, sister and dance partner of her brother Fred during the 1920s

Background imageTonic Collection: Contrayerva, Dorstenia contrajerva

Contrayerva, Dorstenia contrajerva (Dorstenia houstonia). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by George Cooke after Thomas Shotter Boys from Conrad Loddiges Botanical Cabinet, Hackney, 1825

Background imageTonic Collection: Calumba tree, Jateorhiza columba

Calumba tree, Jateorhiza columba, Cocculus palmatus, Colombo. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lebrun after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert from Pierre Oscar Reveil, A. Dupuis, Fr

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert, Edwards Harlene, hair product

Advert, Edwards Harlene, hair product
Edwards Harlene, hair product - world renowned hair producer and curer of baldness. 1893

Background imageTonic Collection: Chinese Tonic Water drink label from Singapore

Chinese Tonic Water drink label from Singapore
Peacock Brand Chinese Tonic Water drink label from the National Aerated Water Company Ltd, Singapore. Called Bitter Water in Chinese

Background imageTonic Collection: Chinese advertising poster for Nakatas Blutose Tonic

Chinese advertising poster for Nakatas Blutose Tonic
Chinese advertising poster for the Japanese product, Nakatas Blutose Tonic showing a woman holding a bottle made by T. Fujisawa & Co Ltd in Osaka, Japan

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert for Coca-tonic, Champagne - nerve tonic 1897

Advert for Coca-tonic, Champagne - nerve tonic 1897
Sold in wine merchants stores and chemist. The highest class natural champagne and coco leaf extract, the most powerful nerve tonic. 1897

Background imageTonic Collection: Edwardian society womens beauty treatments 1906

Edwardian society womens beauty treatments 1906
Edwardian ladies believed that it was their duty as a woman to look beautiful. Showing a variety of photographs of society women enduring treatment to help repair from seasons ravages. 1

Background imageTonic Collection: Poppies

Poppies. Owbridges lung tonic advertising. Young children associated with particular flowers.Date: circa 1904

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert for Beethams Larola skin care 1905

Advert for Beethams Larola skin care 1905
For complexion, helping protect skin from frost, cold and wind. Date: 1905

Background imageTonic Collection: Advertising postcard for Owbridges Lung Tonic - India

Advertising postcard for Owbridges Lung Tonic - India
Advertising postcard for Owbridges Lung Tonic ( A Royal Cure for Coughs and Colds ) showing cases of the magical medicine being transported by two elephants in India. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageTonic Collection: Advertising / Promotional card for Dr Jaynes Remedies

Advertising / Promotional card for Dr Jaynes Remedies featuring a milkmaid and a pair of Jersey Cows. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageTonic Collection: Soho, London - 7 Archer Street W1

Soho, London - 7 Archer Street W1 - Sid Sigers barber shop. 1973

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert for Edwards Harlene hair product 1896

Advert for Edwards Harlene hair product 1896
Luxury Harlene hair tonic, restores the hair promotes the growth, arrests the fall, strengthens the roots. 1896

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert for Beethams Larola skin care 1904

Advert for Beethams Larola skin care 1904
Beethams Larola skin product for womens skin and complexion from the effects of sun, wind, frost and hard water, available from chemist stores. Date: 1904

Background imageTonic Collection: Harlene hair tonic advertisement, WW1

Harlene hair tonic advertisement, WW1
First World War advertisement for Harlene hair products, discussing in great detail the alarming epidemic of hair troubles resulting from war conditions

Background imageTonic Collection: Portrait of Louis Wain

Portrait of Louis Wain taken from an advertisement for Phosferine, a tonic medicine, featuring Louis Wain, the famous cat artist

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert for Koko hair tonic 1897

Advert for Koko hair tonic 1897
Unquestionably the best dressing for the hair. Prevents hair falling and promotes growth. 1897

Background imageTonic Collection: Poster, Bonal Aperitif Gentiane-Quina

Poster, Bonal Aperitif Gentiane-Quina
Poster advertising Bonal, a French aperitif wine from the mountains of the Grande Chartreuse. Date: circa 1935

Background imageTonic Collection: Town Hall, Bone (Annaba), Algeria

Town Hall, Bone (Annaba), Algeria
Town Hall and Cours Bertagna, Bone (Annaba), Algeria, with a newspaper and postcard kiosk. Date: circa 1920

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert for Phosferine tonic medicine 1915

Advert for Phosferine tonic medicine 1915
The devastating effects of the constant bombing of shell fire, over the men in the trenches in World War One, even when no actual injury is not seen

Background imageTonic Collection: Advert for Beetham Larola skin care 1939

Advert for Beetham Larola skin care 1939
For face and hands - and a soft smooth skin. Icy winds and frequent changes of temperature are deadly enemies of the delicate skin tissues

Background imageTonic Collection: Hooflands celebrated German tonic water will cure dyspepsia

Hooflands celebrated German tonic water will cure dyspepsia, liver complaint, debility, indigestion, &c. &c. Print showing a drummer in a marching band beating on a drum labeled Hooflands celebrated

Background imageTonic Collection: Trade card from Parkers Ginger Tonic, New York City

Trade card from Parkers Ginger Tonic, New York City
Trade card advertising the Parkers Ginger Tonic, New York City; " The best health strength restorer in the world" Date: circa 1880

Background imageTonic Collection: Poster, Nufix tonic dressing for mens hair

Poster, Nufix tonic dressing for mens hair. circa 1930s



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