Mitchell's Genuine Balsam Remedy, Guilford, ca. 1904

Contributed by Guilford Historical Society


This bottle of geniune balsam is still unopened with the original cork still in place. The label says this most valuable remedy is for man and beast, the cheapest and best, and is a cure for ailments such as coughs, colds, sore throat, sore chest, asthma, kidney difficulties, cuts, wounds, etc., etc. There is a story on the label from a gentleman who had recently buried his wife from consumption and who considered himself past help with the same disease. He claims he was entirely cured with this Balsam, and lived hale and hearty, 30 years after the cure, with a second wife. The bottle sold for the price of 50 cents, and was manufactured and prepared by Chas. W. Mitchell of Guilford, Me.

This remedy was sold from the Ross Drug Store which opened for business on August 15, 1904, on Main Street in Guilford, by Edmund Packard and Eugene E. Ross.

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  • Title: Mitchell's Genuine Balsam Remedy, Guilford, ca. 1904
  • Creation Date: circa 1904
  • Subject Date: circa 1904
  • Town: Guilford
  • County: Piscataquis
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass
  • Local Code: 2000.3
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Guilford Historical Society
PO Box 893, Guilford, ME 04443
(207) 876-4501

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