The Red Raven Splits brand was sold before prohibition as an elixir for headaches, indigestion, and nausea. This brand was known to be a remedy for hangovers, and with the start of prohibition, the brand lost a massive amount of sales, and did not survive the great experiment, i.e., prohibition. Unfortunately with the start of prohibition, the effects on sales also put an end to the colorful serving trays the company produced in the early 1900’s.
Here is an early framed tin sign for the Modox brand of Nerve Tonic Drinks which were wildly popular in the around the 1900 era. These drinks claimed to calm nerves, cure indigestion, all sorts of stomach ailments, and so forth. Modox used an indian or native American image on most of their advertising promotional…
Lash’s Bitter Products Rolled Edged Sign. This was a cure for Kidney, Liver and other Medicinal ailments in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
Pictured here is an early general store or veterinary counter type display wood cabinet from the Dr. Lesure Remedy Company, based in Keene, New Hampshire. Dr. Lesure was one of the most prominent early veterinary suppliers for all medicines for livestock owners, and in particular with a focus on horse equestrian supplies.
Early serving tray from the Star Bottling Company in Saratoga Springs, New York.
The Saratoga Star Spring Water was sold as an aid to digestion by the Saratoga Water Company in Saratoga, New York. Circa 1905.
The Morrison Heptol Company used the image of an American cowboy which was a Charles Russell lithograph drawing as their primary logo on many of their advertising items, including the tip tray shown here. The company also used images of Napolean LaJoie who was one of the best known major league baseball players in the MLB…
Bartlett Spring Mineral Water, Bartlett Springs, Lake Co, CA. Metal Serving Tray, Circa 1910. The tray features their local office address on Sutter Street in San Francisco, CA.
Hicks Capudine Liquid Headache, Fever, Colds, Indigestion Remedy Medicinal Tray. Capudine Chemical Co., Raleigh, NC
Hicks Capudine Liquid Headache, Fever, Colds, Indigestion Remedy Medicinal Metal Tray. Capudine Chemical Co., Raleigh, NC