1868 'Balm of Gilead' Patent Medicine
Vintage American Advertising Broadside Poster
PRINTED BY: Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1868 by M.K. Paine in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the District of the District of Vermont. Also signed 'Forbes & Co. Litho', 159 Washington Street, Boston.
AGE: dated 1868, Lithograph
CONDITION: A, Linen Mounted
ARTIST: Signed W.A. King DY
This rare and wonderful early broadside poster that shows a wonderful old ancestor scene of men working in a Vermont forest to make the cedar plaster that is "universally acknowledged to be the best plaster ever known." It was made of gum resin, see text below. This broadside would have been a point of purchase advertising poster placed in apothecaries, drug stores and general stores selling wares and medicines.
Complete poster text reads:
Green Mountain Boys-Gathering Materials of Paine's Celebrated Green Mountain Balm of Gilead and Cedar Plaster
"Universally acknowledged to be the best Plaster ever known. Compounded from the choicest Gum Resins of the Green Mountain State. Consisting of Balm of Gilead, Cedar, Hemlock, Spruce, Fir & etc., so combined as to produce a healthy counter irritant by disspating soreness and extracting the coagulated poisonous impurities of the system. It is unequalled in removing pain, internal inflammation, curing lameness, cramp, pains in the side, rheumatism, weak and lame backs, old sores, boils, corns, freezes, fresh wounds, burns, scalds, cracked hands and occasional sores of most kinds. It's medical properties and remedial action are immeasurably greater than those of any other plaster in use-no family should be without it. The price has been placed within reach of all." Sold by Druggists everywhere. Try it, only 25 cents per roll. Manufactured and sold Wholesale and Retail by MK Paine, Windsor, Vermont, Druggist & Apothecary. Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1868 by M.K. Paine in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the District of the District of Vermont. Also signed 'Forbes & Co. Litho', 159 Washington Street, Boston. FOR SALE HERE.
The Victorian advertising, embellishments and art work is stunning, see our extra pics. The poster is archivally linen backed and ready for framing.
Size: 15.5 × 19.5 inches
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