Fairdale Bitter Water. From Fairdale Springs, Yamhill County, Oregon. Northrop & Sturgis, Proprietors [caption title]. Oregon, Quack Medicine.

Fairdale Bitter Water. From Fairdale Springs, Yamhill County, Oregon. Northrop & Sturgis, Proprietors [caption title]

Portland: [ca. 1886]. Broadsheet, 11 x 8.5 inches. Old fold lines, light wear and soiling, a few chips. Good. Item #926

Rare and ephemeral handbill for "Fairdale Bitter Water," marketed as a mineral water with remarkable health benefits for a variety of ailments. "The possibilities of this water are almost beyond belief, as any reputable physician will testify...." One side of the broadsheet contains an engraving of the product, "put up in elegant flint glass bottles containing a full quart." A nice piece of medical quack advertising from the Pacific Northwest.

Price: $375.00