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Carter's Smart Weed and Belladonna Backache Plasters

Date: 1870 - 1890 | Identifier: 12.1.9.11
Advertisement for Carter's Smart Weed and Belladonna Backache Plasters depicting a lovely young woman standing by the edge of a path with green grass and trees behind her and flowering vines on either side. She is wearing a red hat with blue and yellow flowers and a red and blue gown with an ivory collar. The wording at the bottom is: Presented by the makers of Carter's Little Liver Pills. In tiny print on the lower right corner is: Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann, Lith., N.Y. The reverse of the card has the heading: Old Fashioned. "Our Backache Plaster ... is made from those old fashioned medicines: Hemlock Gum, Burgundy Pitch, Galbaum ... and to those ingredients are added the Extract of Smart Weed and the Extract of Belladonna." It is used for backache, rheumatism, neuralgia, asthma, pleurisy, and kidney troubles. Price is 25 cents. Carter Medicine Co., New York City. more...
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