1916 Antique Snake Oil Hand-Written Letters Converse Treatment Company Epilepsy

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Seller: jlelliott608 (2,388) 100%, Location: De Forest, Wisconsin, Ships to: US, Item: 113836022653 This is a pair of handwritten letters from an early 1900s snake oil quackery company, selling a 'treatment' for epilepsy. The Converse Treatment Company had it's own ornate letterhead and featured both a picture of their building and the names of the company heads. The first letter is a 1916 thank you letter for an order, indicating the shipment to be out by Wells Fargo Express. It also mentions 'credit slips' for giving other people's names to solicit business. The second letter from 1917 again thanks the buyer for providing names and gives them a credit for a free bottle. Both letters have the 'checks' attached for free bottles. The company was outed and shamed in a 1915 A.M.A. journal article, but continued in business for years afterward. The letters will be shipped in a plastic sleeve, inside a stiff cardboard mailer.

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