1860 Ad Dr. Townsend's Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla Medical Quackery YAO1


This is an original 1860 black and white print ad for "the original and genuine" Dr. Townsend's Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla, "the great relevator of the blood and sovereign remedy for eruptions of the skin, ulcerated sores, and all forms of cutaneous disease." The ad includes a testimonial to the public from James R. Chilton, M.D., Chemist.


This 154+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light foxing and agingNo surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is a light wrinkle along the left side.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 2.25 x 7.25 inches; 6 x 18 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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