Warner’s Safe Cure at Bolton’s Meat Market

For all of the Warner’s Safe Cure advertising I have seen over the years, I don’t recall seeing many examples of it in place. Given the volume of Safe Cure advertising, that’s pretty astonishing. Recently, however, I saw an example of a tintype on sale on eBay of the front of a meat market purportedly in New York. Sure enough, to the right of the market is a wooden fence plastered with Warner’s Safe Kidney & Liver Cure bills in various states of disrepair. The largest one appears to be a copy of the cardboard caddy in which the product was sold.  It’s a guess, but I would say the photo dates to the 1890’s.  Behold:

Bolton's Meat Market (Safe Cure Sign) 1

Some skillful enlargement of the photograph reveals both the detail of the Safe Cure bills and of the meat market’s sign. Special thanks to Brian Douglas for allowing me to use his photos, which, by the way, are still available for purchase on eBay : http://www.ebay.com/itm/321031652589?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648

Bolton's Meat Market (Safe Cure Sign) 3

Bolton's Meat Market (Safe Cure Sign) 2

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One thought on “Warner’s Safe Cure at Bolton’s Meat Market

  1. Steve,
    I have a picture of a hotel in my hometown (an enlargement of a postcard). Anyway on one of the electric/telephone poles near it appears to have a poster of an add with a bottle on it, it surly looks like the shape of a Warner’s Safe bottle. I will get this scanned this week and enlarge it further so you can see it and possibly post it on your blog.

    Kevin

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