1920's Dr. James Lynas Vintage Extract Medical Poster Sign Indiana
1920's Original Antique Advertising Poster Sign for Doctor Lynas Extracts: Logansport, Indiana
Age: 1920's lithograph on cardboard
Condition: A condition, unmounted, very clean as seen in photos.
This is a great old original cardboard antique advertising sign for Dr. Lynas medicine products.
We were able to find genealogy and early biography info online for Dr. J.B. Lynas of Logansport IN (1835-1901). James B. Lynas M.D. started manufacturing remedies in
his home after a succesful medical career. The business grew rapidly and in 1874 he opened a laboratory In Logansport. In 1904 the firm was incorporated under the name
Dr. J. B. Lynas & Son (George H. Lynas) and eventually had over 1500 employees. (This info is from Powell History of Cass County Indiana 1913). City directories name it as a Medicine Flavoring Extract and Toilet Article Manufacturer. The firm
also produced Langry Balm circa 1906, named for the famous actress Lilly Langry. Antique Bottle collectors are also interested in his early bottles.
1886 Bio info from Google Books: "Book: ”History of Cass County, Indiana”, Edited by Thomas B. Helm, Brant
& Fuller, Chicago, 1886, City of Logansport IN: DR. JAMES B. LYNAS is a native of Dearborn County, Ind., born
February 14, 1835. His father, William Lynas, was born in England, and
his mother, whose maiden name was Lucinda Burnett, was a native of Ohio.
Dr. Lynas was raised on a farm, and at the age of ten removed with his
parents to Henry County, Ind. He began the study of medicine when
about seventeen years of age, came to Logansport in 1861, and five years
later began the practice of his profession, which he has since
successfully continued. In 1868 he began the manufacture of the popular
family remedies which now have an extensive sale throughout the entire
United States. Among the most widely and favorably known of these
medicines are the Catarrh Remedy, Hoosier Cough Syrup, Ready Relief,
Rheumatic Liniment, White Mountain Salve, Egyptian Salve and Liver
Pills. The Doctor's business has increased beyond his expectations, the
sales of his medicines amounting to about $10,000 per year. He was
married July 4, 1862, to Miss E. Reed, of Fort Atkinson, Jefferson
County, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Lynas have had four children, three of whom -
Mary E., W. T. S. and George - are living. Dr. Lynas is
public-spirited citizen and takes an active interest in politics, voting
until the Democratic party."
Condition: printed on cardboard, with early typography, would be wonderful framed. see close up photos.
A great old piece...
Size: 14.5 x 10 inches, see photos.
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