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Allen's Root Beer Extract

Date: 1870 - 1890 | Identifier: LL02.
Advertisement for Allen's Root Beer Extract depicting the face of a lovely young woman wearing a straw bonnet with flowers and a pink ribbon tied in a bow beneath her chin. The caption below the picture is: "Allen's Root Beer Extract for making home made beer." The reverse of the card has the heading: "Health is Better than Wealth." The root beer extract is made from dandelion, ginger, pipsissewa, hops, sassafras, spikenard, black birch and "makes a Pleasant and Healthy Beverage. It acts upon the Kidneys and Liver, and is perfectly safe for children." The price is 25 cents per bottle and makes six gallons of beer. Prepared only by C. E. Carter, Pharmacist, Lowell, Mass. more...