Thursday, 8 March 2012

There were pills for everything ...

... even these.
(Pre-1928)  I like 'containing nothing injurious' ~ well yes, I should hope not.
This is an extremely rare example of a label that didn't feature the face of Richard Parkinson ~ instead we're treated to ... well, is that supposed to be Queen Victoria?  If it is, you might think that would date the label to somewhere before 1901.  Not necessarily, though: Parkinsons were never shy of playing the nostalgia card with their labelling.
P.S. I suppose an 'occasional pill' is a distant relative of the occasional table.  [Yeah, funny, Ewie.]

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