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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral

Date: 1886 - 1886 | Identifier: LL02.
Advertisement for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral depicting "United States storm weather signals. Displayed on receipt of Telegrams from the Meteorological Bureau." Two night signals (storms and offshore winds) and eight different flags (higher temperature, lower temperature, stationary temperature, cold wave coming, local rain or snow, general rain or snow, storm approaching, and clear weather) are shown. It is stated that "Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Cures Colds & Coughs caused by Changes in the Weather." Copyright, 1886. J.C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass, U.S.A. The reverse of the card states that "Nature has its own code of cautionary signals." It lists symptoms of colds and coughs helped by Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. more...