JOHN SAMEUL CARTER: CARTER'S LIVER BITTERS
Samuel Carter was a native of Erie Pa. In 1832 the Brown Medicine Company was founded in Erie, Pa. This is where Dr. Carter would start making his family medicines. At some point unknown he would relocate to New York and start the Carter Medicine Company which was located at 35 & 37 Park Place.
John S. Carter would incorporate the business in 1880. He would pass away in 1884. His son Samuel Jr. would take over the Firm. The brand name Dr. Carter's would last for over 100 years.
Some of his early medicines which were from Erie, Pa were Carter's Cough & Consumption Cure The Brown Medicine Co.--- Carter's Erie.---Carter's Carter & Bro Erie, Pa---Carter's Ext of Smartweed Brown Med. Co. Erie, Pa.---Carter's Ext of Smartweed C. S. Co.---Carter's Ext of Smartweed Erie Pa ( OP ).
Below are photos of his Bitters product. This 8 ½ inch amber oval bottle is embossed CARTER'S / LIVER BITTERS / C.M. CO. NEW YORK. (Bottom embossed W T & CO.)
Below are some ads for this product.
Dr. Carter was one of the first to use celebrities to endorse his products. Celebrity Sarah Bernhardt endorsing his product.
Some over products the Carter Medicine Group produced were Carter's Little Liver Pills. Below is a trade card for this product.
Carter's Backache Plaster. Below is a trade card for this product.
Carter's Little Nerve Pills. Below is a trade card for this product.
Cigar History 1762-1862.
Antique American Medicine Bottle by M. Knapp.
Bitters Bottle by Carlyn Ring & W. C. Ham.
Frank & Frank Jr. (Wicker) Bottle Collection.