This is an original 1924 black and white print ad for Smith Brothers Cough Drops. Pictured are the brothers, William and Andrew. The company was founded in 1852 by their father. Shown in the image is the word "trade" and "mark" underneath the images of the men. People incorrectly called the men Trade Smith and Mark Smith instead of seeing the word "trademark".
This 87+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some bleed through visible on this ad.
Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine ++
Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 1.75 inches; 11 x 4 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)
Keywords specific to this image: Health, Illness, Sickness, Candy Vintage Advertising