Black Swamp Medicine Girls

Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Step back in time to a “Vintage Medicine Road Show” with the Black Swamp Medicine Girls, Susan Wiesehan and Jeanne Caryer at the Pioneer Branch Library on April 25 at 6:00 pm.  Explore the history of vintage medicine bottles and treatments that were sold at road shows from the 1850’s through the 1930’s. Traveling groups put on performances peddling their miracle cures and elixirs for such ailments as consumption, quincy, lumbago, rheumatism, bad breath and gout. Learn about the old medicine show sales pitches and how one-half dollar could buy you a treatment that could cure everything from baldness to curvature of the spine. The Black Swamp Medicine Girls will also thrill you with a Violet Ray Treatment and will demonstrate examples of antique medical devices. Displays of many vintage bottles and advertising will be exhibited. For more information contact the library at 419-737-2833

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