Cocaine, Laudanum, Opium, Methedrine And The Good Doctor Battys’ Asthma Cigarettes… 5 Naive Vintage Pharma Ads
Dr. Batty’s cigarettes are not recommended for children under 6. But just look at the variety of lovely late 1800’s typefaces.
Opium. Yesteryears‘ Fentanyl today. It’s hard to read but basically it’s saying opium is twice as strong as morphine.
Sears, Roebuck and Co. where marketing laudanum as a sleep remedy for infants. Why they chose the woodblock circus playbill font for the headline I don’t know, perhaps to contrast with the poor bedraggled mother?
Ah Methedrine, she can happily refuse cake.
Cocaine toothache drops? and sure, why not. And wash it all down with a Coca-Cola, which also used cocaine in its’ original formula. Jaysus, the kids must have been jabbering a storm up!