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Archive: July 2017 (2 Posts)

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About Those Ubiquitous Castoria Ads

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

If you have spent any time looking at old newspapers, you have likely run across ads for all sorts of patent medicines.   But there was one – Castoria – that really stands out. The history of this product dates back to patent 77,758 A issued to Dr. Samuel Pitcher on May 12, 1868, and was …