DR. KILMER'S SWAMP-ROOT [Dwight Darling, Druggist, Leavenworth, WA]

Kilmer, S. Andrai

Published by Privately published, [Leavnworth, WA], 1890
Condition: Near Fine No Binding
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9 x 4" advertising card printed one wide with two images in black and orange: one shows the box Swamp-Root came in complete with a bearded image of Kilmer (!), the other shows a bottle of Swamp0-Root. The advertising card was distributed by Dwight Darling, Leavenworth, Wash. and urges the holder to write to Dr. Kilmer in Binghampton, NY to obtain a free sample. "Please mention our name when writing." The promotional line promises "Swamp-Root Promotes Healthy Action of the Kidneys." Card is clean and bright, corners are square and flat and there are no markings on it--in remarkably excellent condition for such a piece of ephemera. Dr. S. Andral Kilmer (1840¿1924) developed the Swamp Root formula and began selling it around 1878. Three years later, Dr. Kilmer's brother Jonas (1843¿1912) arrived from New York City to help run the fast-growing business. In 1892, Jonas bought out his brother and brought in his son Willis to direct marketing and advertising. Continued success led them to construct the six-story Kilmer Building at Lewis and Chenango Sts in downtown Binghamton, NY as their manufacturing and business headquarters in 1903. The Swamp Root formulation fell out of favor after the advent of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act, which resulted in the federal government imposing testing and labeling requirements on a variety of products, including patent medicines with dubious claims. dATE DETERMINED FRO THE CONTENTS. Bookseller Inventory # 008289

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Title: DR. KILMER'S SWAMP-ROOT [Dwight Darling, ...

Publisher: Privately published, [Leavnworth, WA]

Publication Date: 1890

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Near Fine

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