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Hires' Improved Root Beer

Date: 1870 - 1890 | Identifier: 12.1.13.2
Advertisement for Hires' Improved Root Beer depicting a woman dressed in an elegant black dress and sitting in front of an oriental folding screen. A girl dressed in an ivory dress with lace and pink bows is standing in the doorway holding a box of Hires' Improved Root Beer. In tiny print in the lower right corner is: J. Ottmann, Lith., Puck Bldg., N.Y. The reverse of the card has the heading: "What Shall We Drink?" Hires' Improved Root Beer is a popular drink and is "unquestionably one of the best blood purifiers in the world, and for kidney disease it has no equal. ... A package makes five gallons of a most delicious, sparkling, temperance drink." Sold by G.A. Francis, Pharmacist, 64 Sixth Ave., New York. more...
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