Trade sign/ printer's block

Trade sign/ printer's block
Title
Trade sign/ printer's block
Date 
1880-1910
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
22 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 7/8 in.
Description 
A poster size all wood printers block with an advertisment for patent medicine, in reverse. It is carved with a front view and a rear view of a man's torso, surrounded by the words, in reverse, "25 Camphorated Mustard Strengthening Plasters/ For 50 Cts./ For Sale Here/ Colorado Balsam/ Bohemian Catarrh Cure/ Lucas' Nerve Food/ Lucas Blood Bitters/ Sozovene Ointment/ Red Cloud Ointment/ Lucas' Pile Ointment/ Manufactured by D.D. Lucas & Co./ Vineland, N.J." The torso drawings are labeled in specific areas "For Weak Lungs/ For Dizziness and Loss of Memory/ For Shortness of Breath And Palpitation of Heart/ For Diseases of Kidneys/ Weak Back/ Back Ache". Formerly F-15.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.2173
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group