Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Hunting and Gathering Report: Victorian Scrapbook

I stopped by Monticello Antique Mall with my daughter this afternoon. I couldn't resist this sweet Victorian era scrapbook.  Here's a closeup of the cover:

The ad on the left is for something called Pe-Ru-Na, guaranteed to cure the ills of life. I was pretty eager to get some of this so I googled it. It was a patent medicine for coughs and colds and contained 18% alcohol. Guess I don't want it after all.

Check out this site for more information on this cure for all ills.

These are all high resolution images, so feel free to download them to use in collage if you are so inclined