Advert for Jacob Townsend's Sarsparilla

Evanion Collection of Ephemera
This is an advertisement for Dr Jacob Townsend's sarsaparilla medicine. During the 19th century medicines such as this, were taken for all manner of aliments from arthritis and skin disease to psoriasis and leprosy. It was actually widely used in China as a treatment for syphilis. It was also taken by women to improve their chances of becoming pregnant.