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Robby Raccoon
06-23-2017, 06:23 PM
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Great American Remedy, for Coughs, Colds, & Asthma. Earliest reference I've found for that description in original documents is 1845, in which we also find it's a play-off of a British med of the same name (minus 'American', of course.)
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The label is partially missing, partially repaired, and someone coated it in something to preserve it (hopefully it's acid-free), so we'll see what time does, but it's something other than your typical pontiled Castor Oil (photographed alongside on left).
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Typical 1840s pontiled med.
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Applied top.

It holds up under a loupe and in research, so I declare it authentic.

sandchip
06-25-2017, 08:33 AM
Nice! Great label.

Robby Raccoon
06-25-2017, 05:25 PM
Thank you, Sandchip.