Late-1890's HANDBILL FOR N. H. DOWNS'S BALSAMIC ELIXIR, QUACK PATENT MEDICINE

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Seller: walnutts-2.0 (1,210) 100%, Location: Greenville, South Carolina, Ships to: Americas, Europe, JP, AU, Item: 143436333049 Late-1890's Handbill for N. H. Downs's Vegetable Balsamic Elixir, Quack Patent Medicine. It is printed on a light weight paper. In the handbill they claim that this medicine has been sold throughout New England for upwards of 30 years and claim it is the best medicine for cough, colds whooping cough, croup, asthma, and all diseases of the throat, chest and lungs, and all diseases tending to CONSUMPTION. It sold for $.50 and and one dollar per bottle. The handbill is in good condition, but is mottled in color. It does have 3 tears on the edges, and a small of chipping. The corners are intact but a slightly bumped. The surface in front and back is clean and has a slight amount of foxing. However considering it's age it's in pretty good condition. Please see all of the photos above. Item 483709 ◊ Late-1890's Handbill for N. H. Downs's Vegetable Balsamic Elixir, Quack, Patent Medicine Very rare and fascinating, "Late-1890's Handbill for N. H. Downs's Vegetable Balsamic Elixir, Quack Patent Medicine.” This handbill was printed like most of them, on a brown, unbleached, lightweight paper. It measures 10" x 6-5/8" (25 cm. x 16.5 cm.) At the top of the handbill it states "THE OLD VERMONT COUGH REMEDY FOREVER! " It then advertises "N.H. Downs's Vegetable Balsamic Elixir.""This medicine has been sold throughout the England for upwards of 30 years and is warranted to give entire satisfaction." They say they won't advertise in almanacs or give coupons for discounts. But that if you want to know about the superiority of this medicine, just ask your neighbors because they're probably using it. If they tell you that this is the best medicine for Coughs, Colds, Whooping Cough, Croup, Asthma, and all diseases of the throat, chest and lungs, and all diseases tending to Consumption, you can trust them. And don't forget to tell YOUR neighbors. And if Balsamic Elixir can't be found in your town, please tell your druggist to contact us so they can stock it. Trial bottles are available for 25¢.References concerning Downs's Vegetable Balsamic Elixir were found in the August 7, 1878 Burlington Free Press. Also in an 1870 book, by Henry, Johnson and Lord. And also again in the Free Press January 31, 1881. Henry Johnson in lord thing was a book called hints on etiquette which contains advertising including one for this elixir.In July 29, 1915, the company Henry, Johnson and Lord was found to be in violation of 1906 Food and Drugs Act. They were accused of selling the Vegetable Balsamic Elixir and that it was misbranded. An analysis of the sample by the Department of Chemistry showed that the product was a sweetened solution of opium, ipecac, glycerin and flavored with anise, All this in a base of malt alcohol. They were accused of missed branding due to the information on the wrapper which said "The great remedy for Consumption." This was false and fraudulent, and they gave the impression that the ingredients contained medical agents that were effective for Consumption. This was not true and could be proven. The company was fined $50.This intriguing Handbill is in good condition. It is very brown from age and does have a bit of mottling. Although it is haul it does have Half inch tear on the upper edge, lower edge, And the right side edge.There is also a small amount of chipping on the side edge and lower edge. The corners are intact but a slightly bumped the surface in front and back is clean and has a slight amount of foxing. However considering it's age it's in pretty good condition.A rare and quite wonderful, "Late-1890's Handbill for N. H. 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All text & photographs are copyright & property of PENultimate and may not be used without written permission. ©2019, Walnutts-2.0 483709 ◊ L00n ◊ MO Condition: … if you want to know about the superiority of this medicine, just ask your neighbors, because they're probably using it. If they tell you that this is the best medicine for Coughs, Colds, Whooping Cough, Croup, Asthma, and all diseases of the throat, chest and lungs, and all diseases tending to Consumption, you can trust them., Type of Advertising: Victorian Handbill, Color: brown, Original/Reproduction: Original, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States, Manufacturer: N. H. Downs, Subject: Balsamic Elixer, Date: circa 1880's

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