1886 Ad Hop Plaster Poultice Backache Disease Pain Cure Medical Quackery YOA1


This is an original 1886 black and white print ad for Hop Plaster --a poultice made from Burgundy Pitch, Canadian Balsam and the painkilling virtues of hops, from the Hop Plaster Company of Boston. Apply a Hop Plaster for "backache, pain in the side or hip, sciatica, rheumatism, kidney diseases, crick, stitches, swollen and tired muscles, chest and lung troubles, or any sort of pain or soreness."


This 128+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 2 x 3 inches; 5 x 8 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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