Vintage Ads: Tonics, Elixirs, and Gadgets for Health

Looking for a salve to soothe your soul or a tonic to tweak your physique? These advertisements that appeared in the late 1800s and early 1900s in the Post promised to fix everything from extra girth to self-worth.

Brandreth’s Pills
March 31, 1860


Botanic Medicine Co.
July 6, 1878


Perry Davis’ Pain Killer
March 25, 1880


The Wonderful Magneto-Galvanic Batteries
January 29, 1881


Dyke’s Beard Elixer
June 17, 1882


Vintage Ad
Dr. Dye’s Voltaic Belt
June 30, 1883


The Hercules Club Co.
April 27, 1901


Sloan’s Liniment
September 29, 1904


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