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Auction 100, Lot 505

"Drosera, or Indian Sovereign Remedy for Palpitation of the Heart",

Subject: Advertisement

Period: 1870 (circa)


Color: Black & White

6.2 x 9.2 inches
15.7 x 23.4 cm

This interesting piece of ephemera consists of an advertisement and a label for bottle. The remedy is touted as a cure for all kinds of complaints; nervous debility, trembling of the stomach, giddiness, depraved appetite, lassitude and hysteria - to name just a few. The product was distributed by Bowker & Merrill of West Charles, Vermont.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $50 - $60

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/12/2002