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Humphrey's Witch Hazel Oil

Date: 1870 - 1890 | Identifier: LL02.
The front of this card depicts a young blonde, barefooted woman, wearing a flowing white dress and holding a long leafy branch in each hand. The words "Humphrey's Witch Hazel Oil" display on the top left-hand side of the card and further down on the right-hand side it says "An Ointment For the People". The reverse of the card states "Humphrey's Witch Hazel Oil They Say!!! Is the triumph of scientific Medicine. It is an Ointment and Liniment combined. Is antiseptic and anti-microbic." It cures hemorrhoids, burns, wounds, bruises, ulcers, sores, chapped skin, corns, bunions, stings of insects, and sunburns. The ointment comes in three sizes: 25 cents, 50 cents, and one dollar. For sale by Washburn and Seymour, Chatham, NY. Stamped across the back is "Cornout Cures Corns ... Washburn & Seymour". more...
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