Friday, November 04, 2011

Nash's Chill and Liver Tonic

Several of my great-plus grandfathers made a very good living manufacturing patent medicines in the South from the 1870s - 1930s. Their best known product was Nash's Chill and Liver Tonic, which was a big seller in an era when that part of the country was still plagued with yellow fever and malaria.

I have been looking for a bottle for years, and during one of my searches I found this picture taken in Alabama in the 1930s. You can see tin Nash's Chill and Liver Tonic ads tacked to the doors of this shed. I hadn't seen those before, and I guess I need to be shopping for those as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i've got a bottle of that stuff.