Notice: In preparation of the Central Library renovation, the periodicals Department will be sharing its current space on the Main Floor on the mezzanine level with the Humanities Department.
Exhibit: Patent Medicine Advertising
While searching for customer-requested items in our newspaper collection, Pratt Periodicals staff members came across these wacky patent medicine advertisements. Though they seem funny to us, previous generations took them quite seriously. Click on the thumbnails below to see the full-sized advertisements. If you want to know more about patent medicines, check out this Webpage from the Hagley Museum and Library.