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Last updated: August 29, 2018

Contact Cliff or Linda Hoyt at - choyt48@comcast.net

Cliff and Linda Hoyt have advertising and memorabilia collections from the following individuals. (Click on the names to link to more information about any individual.)

Signs displaying the lithographers art of the 1880s and 1890s.


J.C. Ayer

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from Lowell, Mass., makers of Sarsaparilla, Pills, Hair Vigor, Cherry Pectoral, Ague Cure


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Interested in the history of patent medicine and the medical company of J.C. Ayer & Co. of Lowell, Mass.?

Then you will want to read A Century of Cures, the 500 page history of the companies of J.C. Ayer. Click on the image on the left to find information on the book published in September 2018 on the 100 year history of the company. The book contains over 750 color images of Ayer related artifacts.

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"Ayer's Indians" Poster

Size: 40" high by 29" wide




C.I. Hood

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from Lowell, Mass., makers of Sarsaparilla, Pills, Tooth Powder, TusSano Cure, Peptiron, etc.

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Hood's Sarsaparilla"In The Light" Poster

Size: 42" high by 30" wide






E. W. Hoyt

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from Lowell, Mass., makers of German Cologne, Rubifoam for the Teeth, etc.

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Hoyt's German Cologne"Girl in a Rose" Tin Sign

Size: 28" high by 22" wide




Charles Hoyt

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Theatrical Memorabilia (1880-1901) from Playwright Chas. Hoyt and his wives Flora Walsh and Caroline Miskel. Items wanted include Posters, Photographs, Programs, Playbills, Trade Cards, Sheet Music, Souvenirs e.g., 50th Performance

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Charles Hoyt, "America's Prolific Author" Poster

Size: 40" high by 28" wide

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[Authors: Cliff and Linda Hoyt's collection started with the seemingly harmless discovery, in the 60's, of an old E.W. Hoyt's Rubifoam bottle on Colorado's Pikes Peak. In the early 1970's, they began concentrating on trade cards since good bottles were too expensive. Of course trade cards led to bigger and better things. The Hoyts expanded their collecting to include bottles and advertising from the Lowell Mass. companies of C.I. Hood (medicines), J.C. Ayer (medicines), and E.W. Hoyt (cologne and Rubifoam for the Teeth) starting in 1973. In addition, they collect theatrical memorabilia from playwright Charles Hoyt from the period 1885-1901. They can be reached on the Internet at: choyt48@comcast.net ]




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