Saturday, June 15, 2013

In days of yore...




Thank you, Ms. Donna!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it is a 21st-century spoof. The typeface looks like something recently designed. The term "alcoholics" wasn't widely used until well after the 19th-century patent medicine era.

bobbie said...

Oh my!!!

Anonymous said...

times used to be so much simpler.....and more fun!

Jennifer McDonald said...

Yep, I think that would be enough to make me never want to drink again.

Granted, I'd probably also be dead. But, you know. Still works!

RehabRN said...

Sure, trade one addiction for another. Genius for the product people, but not so much for the alcoholic.

The Bishop of Norwich said...

Would YOU pass that if you were me?

B. Pinch said...

But, is it artisan?

Anonymous said...

Amusing. I'm with anonymous at 10:55, though. Copious is misspelled, the use of the word "new" is questionable, and there's an agreement problem with drunkard/they/their instead of drunkard/he/his, among other things (can you gain a new want?). Could be the work of a 21st century artisan, all right.
--Queen Anne's Lace

Anonymous said...

Happy Father's Day, Grumpy! (from a regular reader and infrequent commenter)

ronstew said...

As I recall (but am too lazy to check) the guy who invented Coca-Cola was trying to use cocaine to cure his morphine addiction.

Jennifer McDonald said...

@ronstew:
Freud was actually the one that suggested cocaine would cure a morphine addiction, not the guy that invented Coca-Cola (Pemberton)

Anonymous said...

The white-on-black printing, exactly matching the typeface of the black-on-white printing, gives it away. That can't be done with letterpress technology. It's digital, or at least photographic. In 19th-century posters, if there is writing on things like the black bottle, it's hand-engraved.

Karen Carol said...

Pemberton did claim that it was a cure for morphine addiction, (among other things) not necessarily *his* addiction.

http://cocacolacompany.net/?p=8

 
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