Probably quite clever in its day, but it just looks freakish now. 'Gaslight'-style advertising used shadow and layers to add depth, and a peeling effect was often used. Here it's meant to show that drinking bitter-tasting tonics would clean your blood, and reveal the young boy inside the 60-year-old man. Yeah, well I've seen "Alien" and a few too many horror films, thanks. Interesting Posters, Vintage Ephemera, Young Boys, Bitterness Tasting, Boys Inside, Blood Bitterness, Ads Blood, Foster Milburn, Burdock Blood
Meriam & Morgan Paraffine Co., General Office & Manufactory, Cleveland, Ohio. Branche Offices, Boston, 32 Oliver St, New York, 143 Front St.