Clark Stanley's Snake Oil

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Clark Stanley's Snake Oil Liniment (c1900s) - Vintage medical advertising art printed on wood.

Art: Clark Stanley's Snake Oil Liniment. The strongest and best liniment known for the cure of all pain and lameness... In 1916, subsequent to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906, Stanley's concoction was examined and found to be of no value. It was found to contain mineral oil, a fatty compound thought to be from beef, capsaicin from chili peppers, and turpentine. He was fined $20.00 (corresponds to $443 in 2017). The term "snake oil" became well established to mean a worthless concoction sold as medicine.

We print this art on ½ inch thick wood. The sides of each piece are black. The Woody is a ½ inch plywood with two ¼ inch battens on the back to raise the art off the wall and picture hanging hardware is applied for easy hanging. This design format provides a traditional picture look by adding a deep dimension to feature the piece on the wall.
Available Sizes:

12" x 12" Woody
16" x 16" Woody 
24" x 24" Woody
36" x 36" Woody

All prints are made from original art and re-prints are sold by permission from the owner. Art may show slight distress due to the age of the original art and factors from the wood.


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