It’s The Cure/Burn All!
Back in the 1800’s, whole communities used to look forward to attending the “traveling road shows” for not only the interesting and unusual entertainment, but for the exotic products that could only be found and purchased there. Some might gather to see some colorful and dangerous animals from far away countries, while others may take a moment to gawk at some misshapen human that is portraying a strange skill or talent. But once you wade through all of that, one might see a huge crowd that has formed nearby. Pushing aside the spectators, you approach, only to see a man standing on top of his wagon preaching at a fevered pitch. “It’s the Elixir of the gods!” says the man. “It will cure all and best of all, I guarantee it!” People are franticly trying to purchase his product. The promise of looking good, smelling good, tasting good, and most importantly, feeling good, is just to much for most people to pass up even 200 plus years later.
This is “Atomic Eh?” and I have found yet another product that I would like to share with you. The sale of “snake oil” or medicines of the eighteen hundreds have always fascinated me, and over the years I have collected quite a few of these bottles from the past. What was once contained in these bottles is not something I would highly recommend trying, but I have a spicy “atomic” product that I came across that I want to tell you about. Continue Reading