Item 81389 - Foley's Honey and Tar Compound bottle, ca. 1895, St. Albans

Item 81389 - Foley's Honey and Tar Compound bottle, ca. 1895, St. Albans
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Item 81389
Foley's Honey and Tar Compound bottle, ca. 1895, St. Albans
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Foley’s popular “cough syrup” retailed during the late 1800’s until the mid-1960’s. It was made in Chicago, Illinois and boasted that it was “sold everywhere. “ O. W. Bigelow sold it in his store in St. Albans in the late 1800’s. During the 1918 influenza epidemic newspaper ads touted the mixture as the answer to those suffering from the flu. In the early days the syrup of 7 % alcohol, along with other ingredients, was given to infants with a dose being five to ten drops.

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