Vintage Medicine Road Show

Black Swamp Medicine ShowStep back in time to a “Vintage Medicine Road Show” with the Black Swamp Medicine Girls, Susan Wiesehan and Jeanne Caryer at the Bryan Main Library. Enjoy shows like you have never seen before on February 23 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Harmon room of the library West Annex building.  Explore the history of vintage medicine bottles and treatments that were sold at road shows from the 1850’s through the 1930’s. Traveling groups put on performances peddling their miracle cures and elixirs for such ailments as consumption, quincy, lumbago, rheumatism, bad breath and gout. Learn about the old medicine show sales pitches and how one-half dollar could buy you a treatment that could cure everything from baldness to curvature of the spine. The Black Swamp Medicine Girls will also thrill you with a Violet Ray Treatment and will demonstrate examples of antique medical devices. Displays of many vintage bottles and advertising will be exhibited. Follow the girls as they guide you through treatments of a variety of illnesses and the medical history of vintage pharmacy items. Please register for this program by stopping by the Bryan Main Library West Annex, located at 107 East High Street, or by calling 419-636-6734 ext. 283.