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1876 Ad Antique Health Lift Physical Fitness Machine Weightlifting Exercise Cure

1876 Ad Antique Health Lift Physical Fitness Machine Weightlifting Exercise Cure

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This is an original 1876 black and white print ad for the Health-Lift, "a thorough gymnastic system for ladies and gentlemen." Known as the Lifting Cure, its benefits supposedly are: "improves the circulation; relieves the aching brain; deepens the breathing, regulates the heart's action; quiets nervous irritability; promotes digestion; warms the extremities; strengthens weak organs; and increases the general vitality".


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 2.25 x 2.5 inches; 6 x 6 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)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of antique in-text wood engravings and advertisements from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1875-1876. These engravings and ads provide an excellent historical record of people, places, and events important to mid-Victorian America. This collection includes not only medical quackery ads, but many images from the 1876 Centennial Exposition. The Exposition was a World's Fair held in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.

Keywords specific to this image: Medical Quackery