Victorian Trade Card - Allen's Lung Balsam - Wife wants Pain Killer and Lung Balsam
This is an original Victorian trade card for Allen's Lung Balsam. The front features a wife saying "Our outfit, husband, would never be copmlete without Pain Killer and Lung Balsam. We will need them on the voyage, or while abroad...." with the husband replying he always keeps a bottle in his valise.
The back tells about the benefits of Allen's Lung Balsam, admonishing people to "Read! Judge!! Act!!!" and that it cures Consumption, Coughs, Colds, Asthma, Croup, and all diseases "of the throat, lungs, and pulmonary organs". Also that it contains no opium in any form.
It measures 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches and is in good condition with lightest wear and a faint crease in the lower left corner.
Please note that the images include our watermark, you will receive the original trade card, which of course has no watermark. It will be shipped in a stiff mailer for protection.