Fred Pegram drawn Vintage Belle Epoque Sanatogen Nerve Tonic Ad for 1912
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Fred Pegram lends his charming pen and ink style to this original and rare Vintage Belle Epoque 1912 Ad for Sanatogen Nerve Tonic. Taken from an issue of Literary Digest Magazine this is a fascinating image of what became one of the modern ills- nervousness and tension from a high-pressure professional environment. This ad has a touch of melodrama as mamma and daughter arrive at pappas office- (note the roll-top desk and the wicker waste basket)- with a bottle of Santanogen to help soothe tired and brain-fagged pops nerves! The term "nervous breakdown" had tremendous power to sell products in this era- note the drama of the ad copy telling us that men and women need to forge ahead and accomplish great things but can never do so if they are ill or tired. Think of Sanatogen as the Red Bull of it's day. Great illustration by artist Fred Pegram- who usually supplied drawings for notable novelists of the day and magazine stories. Wonderful ad that will display nicely- a bit of high camp humor for your office space or novel holiday gift. All items at A Fine Madness Collectibles are guaranteed original Vintage, Antique Ads, Prints, Artwork, Postcards, Hollywood and Paper Ephemera- never reproductions or copies. You are buying from a seller and collector of over twenty years standing. Question? Feel free to contact me with any prior to purchasing. I welcome want lists- in my various travels you never know what I will run across! Now for the fine print! Shipping to be determined following the end of auction- insurance is included in the price of the first item- and afterwards mandatory for both buyer and seller protection. All items are shipped in padded envelopes , encased in mylar/plastic sleeves with cardboard backing for added protection. I prefer Paypal on-line payments and will also accept money orders and cashier's checks. I do ship internationally- through paypal on-line payments and money orders, cashier's checks drawn on American banks. Shipping costs vary contingent upon buyer location. I offer USPS and also Ups depending upon buyers choice. Most items that measure under 12 x16 can fit easily into a priority flat rate box for around $10.00 contingent upon weight. I do offer shipping discounts on multiple-item sales. If you are planning to purchase more than one item simply let me know- then I can send one invoice when you are through making your selections! Browsers Welcomed-Buyers Adored!
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- West Hills, California
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- Reference #
- Literary Digest Magazine
- Width: 12 inches
- Height: 9 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 0 pound
- Belle Epoque