Beautiful certificate from the Giant Oxie Company
. This historic document was printed by Beacon Litho Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of the Maine State Seal.
Oxien, was sold as the wonderful food for the nerves.
A number of American institutions owe their existence to the patent medicine industry, most notably a number of the older almanacs, which were originally given away as promotional items by patent medicine manufacturers. Perhaps the most successful industry that grew up out of the business of patent medicine advertisements, though, was founded by William H. Gannett in Maine in 1866. There were few circulating newspapers in Maine in that era, so Gannett founded a periodical, Comfort, whose chief purpose was to propose the merits of Oxien, a nostrum made from the fruit of the baobab tree, to the rural folks of Maine.
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