The Trickster Prince

Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.

Struggling with brain fag? I have just the tonic for you (1920)

Struggling with brain fag? I have just the tonic for you (1920)

If, like me, the start of a new week is bringing you nothing but low spirits, brain fag and debility, you might want to try a dose of Hale’s Life Tonic — as seen in this advertising poster from 1920. I wonder what would happen if I drank the bottle.

The poster is just one of the thousands of amazing images now available online through the Wellcome Library, London: click on the picture to find out more.

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