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“Neutrales Eiseneiweiß” pharmacy label

Photo(s) by altpapiersammler. Imported from Flickr on Feb 23, 2020. Artwork published in
circa 1905
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    “Neutrales Eiseneiweiß” pharmacy label
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by altpapiersammler and tagged with “secession” and “wettin”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Label for neutral iron protein, or Liquor Ferri albuminati neutralis, “self-prepared according to the regulations of the pharmacist association of the City of Braunschweig”.

    Most text is set in the halbfett and mager styles of Secession, which was jointly released by Bauer & Co. of Stuttgart and H. Berthold AG of Berlin around 1898. The instructions for use (“Wenn vom Arzte …”) are in Wettin, an Art Nouveau face designed by Heinz Keune for Schelter & Giesecke in 1902.

    “Selbstbereitet” is in an unidentified wide grotesk in the vein of Schelter & Giesecke’s Breite magere Grotesk, or Venus by the Bauer foundry in Frankfurt, while “nach Vorschrift des” uses Korinna (Berthold, 1904). “Apothekervereins …” and “Leicht verdaulich …” are set in an enge and a schmale Steinschrift, i.e. an extracondensed and a condensed grotesk, which have not been tracked down.

    See more pharmaceutic labels in altpapiersammler’s album on Flickr.

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    • Secession
    • Wettin & Ovid
    • Korinna
    • unidentified typeface

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