Brown's Iron BittersTitle
Brown’s Iron Bitters

Original Creator
Brown’s Iron Bitters Company (United States, Manufacturer)

Original Creation Date
ca. 1880s

The trade card shows a woman behind broken glass. Cocaine was a known ingredient in this product. As the trade card indicates, health claims for this product included curing “malaria, dyspepsia & female infirmities.” The product was also marketed to cure a variety of maladies such as lack of energy, nervous prostration, and fainting.

Courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. This image is in the public domain.