Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2012.028.014.a
Description Clipping, Newspaper. "The Montgomery Advertiser, Wednesday May 28, 1919."
This illustrated advertisement is very similar to those that appeared in other southern cities around the same time period. It is a very large spread that measures 17 inches long and 9 inches wide. The top right side reads " Dr. Thacher's Family Remedies, Standard for Sixty-seven Years." To the left there is a drawing of the bearded Dr. H. S Thacher, original founder of the company, framed by the dates 1852 and 1919.
The segment below is listed in different sections. Basically there would be a different remedy for all different symptoms and all different people.
The remedies include, "Dr. Thacher's Liver and Blood Syrup, Stella Vitae Woman's Relief / Mothers Cordial, Dr. Thacher's Worm Syrup and Dr. Thacher's Diarhoea Mixture."
At the bottom of the advertisement is the money back guarantee from Thacher Medicine Co., Chattanooga, Tenn. U.S.A.
Each section explains in detail how each remedy would work and why the treatment would be needed.
Actual news stories on the page had these headlines, " "Teachers in Four Counties Awarded Licenses By State," "Martin is elected Head of Southern Seed Association," Selma Extends Time for Salvation Army Through Saturday,"Alabama Epworth League Conference at Woman's College," " Wild Cat Soldiers of U.S. Return Home." and "Navy Officer Takes Life."
Date 1919
Dates of Creation Wednesday, May 28 1919
Extent of Description 23.50" x 33.00" (whole newspaper)
9.00" x 17.00" (scanned advertisement)
Title "The Montgomery Advertiser"
Accession number 2012.028