This item possibly dates from the late 1800's. While the A. M. Gunn most likely is Dr. Allen M. Gunn, M. D. (1807-1884), that has not been confirmed. Note the holes in the corners, which may indicated that it had been pinned up for display.
For more on Dr. Allen M. Gunn, M. D., visit the Caswell County Family Tree and use the search feature. To see photographs of the house in which Dr. Gunn lived in Yanceyville (and from which he may have run his medical practice), go to Dr. Allen Gunn House.
Founder Dr. David Jayne began as a country doctor in NJ, but moved to
The Dr Jayne's cards are one of the most beautiful series of Victorian trade cards (#5 is the first, #22 is the last, and some are unnumbered). They were put out one a year for 22 years. See Winter 1997 issue of Trade Card Quarterly for article on Dr Jayne's Family Medicines by Neil Nichols. The “Talking Well” card was # 10 in the series, but the date is unknown.For much more go to Dr. Janye Family Medicines.