A discussion of the letter testimonials,
and their authenticity, of the Pinkham company (in a discussion of a Pursettes
ad with a letter testimonial)
See two letters to MUM about the ingredients
of her Compound, and one about the lyrics of an English
pop song, Lily the Pink, about her.
YOUR remedies for menstrual period
pain and problems. See more remedies here.
See modern home remedies here.
The Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., maker of medicine for headaches,
constipation, insomnia, depression, cancer, tumors, women's diseases,
flatulence, menstruation, fertility, etc., U.S.A.:
Come into the Kitchen, booklet,
Below: P. 4. Chocolate coating a pill sure
sounds like a great idea to sell it.
For people not used to typewriters, the seated "girl" is moving the carriage - the roll that holds the paper
- either to move the paper to the next line below or to another place on
the same line. Great phone, huh?
The calendar emphasizes the meaning of
"missed a day this month," which seems to refer to menstruation.
Doesn't the standing lady look like Little Orphan
Annie? We'd know for sure if she opened her
Below: P. 5.
Note the exact address of the writer, enabling
a reader to write her - that was the point. The Pinkham company had had
problems with the authenticity of people singing
its praises (more here); this helped dispel that
© 2008 Harry Finley. It is illegal to reproduce
or distribute work on this Web site in any manner or medium without written
permission of the author. Please report suspected violations to firstname.lastname@example.org