Hood's Vegetable Pills

Hood's Vegetable Pills
The front of this card depicts two children standing with their backs to the card, a boy wearing a blue jumpsuit and a straw hat, and a younger girl wearing a white dress with a blue sash and a white bonnet with a blue ribbon. They are facing a tall slender tree with some sort of fruit hanging on the branches that has a sign on it that reads "Hood's Vegetable Pills, Only 25 cents a box." The caption at the bottom of the card states "Hoods Vegetable Pills are the best liver invigorator. Price Twenty-Five cents, Five Boxes, One Dollar. C.I. Hood and Co. Apothecaries, Lowell, Massachusetts. The reverse of the card states that "Hoods Vegetable Pills are a purely vegetable cathartic medicine--are made to meet a legitimate demand for a family physic that is perfectly safe--and can be relied upon to do their work thoroughly. A fever is often warded off by the timely use of this effective cathartic. A cold, which might otherwise continue for days, is often annihilated in a single night by a dose of Hood's Vegetable Pills. For constipation and costiveness, Hood's Vegetable Pills cannot be excelled. The importance of keeping the bowels in a natural condition cannot be too highly regarded, and the sooner people realize this truth and put it in operation, the sooner shall we find the health of communities elevated to its normal condition. As a dinner pill they will be found all that can be desired. They stimulate the stomach and by assisting digestion prevent the nausea and distress which so frequently occur after eating or drinking too heavily."
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7cm x 11cm
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merrill Sep 17 2014

Sep 2014, lightning struck the Hood smokestack, casing enough damage that it needed to be pulled down.

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