Warner's Log Cabin Sarsaparilla 1887 Patent Medicine American Indian color lithoBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Advertising, Americana, Sarsaparilla, Patent Medicine, Colonial frontier Testimonials).
Use Warner's Log Cabin Sarsaparilla: The Best Spring and Summer Preparation.
Published 1887, Buffalo, New York by Cosack & Co. for H.H. Warner. Cosack & Co. Litho, Buffalo, NY.
32 pages plus covers.
Rare 19th century patent medicine testimonial item which displays the mythical theme of the noble helpful European frontiersman (in racoon cap) assisting the woods dwelling savage native Indian (carrying a quill full of arrows).
Publisher's lithographed pictorial paper wrappers. Front cover depicts a colonial era woman with a basket, the rear cover an early frontiersman assisting an ill Indian to his log cabin where he and his family will nurse him back to health. Three detailed line illustrations showing the product packaging.
Scarce and wonderful item capturing the spirit of the era as color lithography and consumer advertising meets an idealized version of the American character.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Paper covers gently age worn, slight rubbing or minor small spotting, tiny corner chipping, a few splits along paper spine, remains overall quite clean and attractive as an object.
Text block paper is well toned, signs of handling, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. The fragile and scarce pamphlet displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Covers measures c. 5 5/8" H x 5 1/4" W.