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Women's Love Pink Carnation

Women's Love Pink Carnation Advertising Busy Beaver Button Museum
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WOMEN'S LOVE PINK CARNATION
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Illustration of a pink carnation with green leaves and stem on a white background with black text along the top and bottom edge.

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THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK N.J. PATENTED JULY 17, 1894 APRIL 14, 1896 JULY 21, 1896

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PAT. JULY 21, 1896

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American Pepsin Gum Company provided a give-away button that was part of a collectible set. Many gum manufactures in the late 1800s used pepsin powder in their chewing gum and marketed it as a way to aid indigestion. Pepsin was thought to settle stomach issues and help people with digestive concerns. Pink Carnations are sometimes believed to be a symbol of a woman/mother's pure love. 

Catalog ID: 
AD0691
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