Carter’s Little Liver Pills

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: advertisement
Museum Number: LC-USZ62-75898
Annotation: Trade card advertisement for Carter’s Little Liver Pills showing man dressing and woman with headache. Though available as a patent medicine into the mid 20th century, no evidence was ever brought forward to substantiate the claims that Carter’s Little Liver Pills had any effect for better or worse on the liver. Consequently, the name of the product was shortened to “Carter’s Little Pills”, significantly reducing the adveretising pull of the product and precipitaing its ultimate demise. Created/Published: [18–]
Year: 1860