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Parker's Tonic : the great health and strength restorer : cures coughs, consumption, asthma by rejuvenating the blood / Hiscox & Co.

Hiscox & Co.
[between 1870 and 1879?]

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Chromolitho card possibly dating from the late 1870s advertising Parker's Tonic, Parker's Hair Balsam and Floreston Cologne. It would have been handed out inside a store. The Tonic was supposed to cure "dyspepsia, neuralgia, sour stomach, wakefulness, rising of the food, yellow skin... blood foul with humours... frequent pains in your head, back and limbs... stomach, kidneys or liver [disease]... coughs, consumption, asthma, colds, bronchitis... indigestion, diarrhoea, dysentery, rheumatism, chills, malaria, colic, and cramps" and was "a perfect and superlative health restorative." The illustration shows a limp old man in a green coat and white cap slumped in a red chair next to a robust, healthy man in a blue jacket with a good meal on the table before him pouring himself a small glassful of the tonic.


New York : Hiscox & Co., [between 1870 and 1879?]

Physical description

1 sheet : color illustrations ; 8 x 11 cm



"Hiscox & Co., 163 William Street, New York."



  • English

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