Monday, August 1, 2011
The Great American Fraud, which soon lead to the establishment of the US Food and Drug Administration.
Just another epic true tale in the annals of American marketing and public deception. As odd as this story is, the untold story I would most like to hear would be about the designers and printers of these little almanacs. Unfortunately, little respect or recognition was paid to these craftsmen of that era.
:: Images of Hazeltine Almanacs via Saul Zaleschs' Ephemera Studies. Images of Piso's medicines via Antique Cannibis Book.