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Gooch's Mexican Syrup ANTIQUE ADVERTISING CALENDAR Circa 1901

Gooch's Mexican Syrup ANTIQUE ADVERTISING CALENDAR Circa 1901

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An antique original advertising calendar for GOOCH'S MEXICAN SYRUP, featuring partial date pad from May to December 1901.

The front of the calendar showcases a vivid lithograph print from Witsch & Schmitt New York depicting a Victorian era woman dressed in a red overcoat and matching hat, with the text, "Use Mexican Quick Relief for Pains of All Kinds Internal and External." On the reverse side, the curative is detailed as a remedy for pulmonary diseases and lung trouble, accompanied by various statements of support from patients, merchants, and pharmacists.

The advertising calendar has signs of wear including a visible water stain in the lower right corner, curled and bent corners with peeling cardboard, and paper peeling at the top of the reverse side. The small hole at the top of the calendar used to hang the calendar on the wall is torn. Despite its imperfections, the lithograph of the woman is in great condition, and when framed, it would make a beautiful display piece.

About Gooch's Mexican SyrupThe Cincinnati Drug and Chemical Company founded by Kentucky politician and lawyer D. Linn Gooch, manufactured Gooch's Mexican Syrup as early as 1885. In 1921, Arthur J. Cramp M.D. labeled this mixture of opiates and alcohol as "quackery" in his book Nostrum Evil, Quackery, referring to a 1916 USDA judgement where the company was fined $25 for making false and fraudulent claims that the syrup was a "cure" for pulmonary and lung diseases.

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