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Stomach Bitters, 39% alcohol plus some roots, bark and herbs

Midwest Archeological Center

Midwest Archeological Center

Helonia vaginal tablets with opium. These were inserted into the vagina to cure the embarrassing problem of Leukorrhea, vulgarly known as "the whites."  It refers to vaginal discharge, which is usually normal, but not appreciated in olden days. I'm not sure stuffing opium in your vagina would help, but then again I'm not an old-timey medicine show man. So what do I know?

Helonia vaginal tablets with opium. These were inserted into the vagina to cure the embarrassing problem of Leukorrhea, vulgarly known as "the whites." It refers to vaginal discharge, which is usually normal, but not appreciated in olden days. I'm not sure stuffing opium in your vagina would help, but then again I'm not an old-timey medicine show man. So what do I know?

Tippecanoe...for stomach ailments, constipation, malaria....

Sold Price: Tippecanoe Advertising Bottle. - February 5, 0114 9:00 AM EST

Excellent large pedestal, 31 - 1/2" tall. Earth tones on ivory background, beautiful scenic landscape panels with large raised cattails and pond lilies. Great color and detail. Signed "Weller". Condition: (Excellent). Dimensions: 30 - 3/4" T x 13 - 1/4" D.

Larp alchemist/herborist bottles

Larp alchemist/herborist bottles

a more simple design might be the answer to being able to get more info on the label to better inform the client of the medicine inside.

Vintage Sweets

Beth's Glamping Adventures, Antiques and Art.

This preparation contained 45% alcohol with the first doses to be given to children at the age of 2 years old. Alcholol containing preparations were obviously very popular.

Patent Medications | Collect Medical Anitques

this old indian treatment...

Snake oil is no balm for America

There is no shortage of snake oil in America. Whether sold by politicians as endless campaign promises, or by spammers tempting us with virility enhancers and other elixirs of life, we are all too familiar with snake oil and its salesmen.

Poison #7

Poison #7

1920's bottle of Clove Oil by Fritzche Brothers ltd in Toronto, Ontario for treating Dental ailments #vintage #clove

1920's bottle of Clove Oil by Fritzche Brothers ltd in Toronto, Ontario for treating Dental ailments #vintage #clove

NARCO: Ad for Cube Morphine, published in American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record, 1900. By 1900, use of narcotics was at its peak for both medical and non-medical purposes. Advertisements promoting opium- and cocaine-laden drugs saturated the newspapers; morphine seemed more easily obtainable than alcohol. New York Academy of Medicine

Design is fine. History is mine.

Ad for Cube Morphine, published in American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record, 1900. “ By 1900, use of narcotics was at its peak for both medical and non-medical purposes. Advertisements promoting...

Vintage antimarijuana ad. Marijuana is far less dangerous than alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, cocaine, meth, etc. Make easy, small mints for safe pain relief or enjoyment! MARIJUANA - Guide to Buying, Growing, Harvesting, and Making Medical Marijuana Oil and Delicious Candies to Treat Pain and Ailments by Mary Bendis, Second Edition. Just $2.99 for great e-book! www.muzzymemo.com

Vintage antimarijuana ad. Marijuana is far less dangerous than alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, cocaine, meth, etc. Make easy, small mints for safe pain relief or enjoyment! MARIJUANA - Guide to Buying, Growing, Harvesting, and Making Medical Marijuana Oil and Delicious Candies to Treat Pain and Ailments by Mary Bendis, Second Edition. Just $2.99 for great e-book! www.muzzymemo.com

Know the truth. Hear the facts.

Know the truth. Hear the facts.