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TOADSTONE, 1491.
Extracting a bezoar (toadstone) to be used as an antidote against, and as a warning of, the presence of poison. Woodcut from Peter Schöffer's 'Hortus Sanitatis', Mainz, Germany, 1491.
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0017655
PATENT MEDICINE.
American newspaper advertisement, early 20th century.
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PATENT MEDICINE, 1874.
Advertisement for Dr. J.H. McLean's Strengthening Cordial and Blood Purifier from his Family Almanac, 1874.
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0013418
OPIUM HABIT 'CURE,' 1877.
Advertisement from an American newspaper of 1877. Such mail order 'cures' for opium and morphine addiction contracted by wounded veterans of the Civil War regularly appeared in newspapers and magazines during the late 19th century.
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HANS VAN MEEGEREN
(1889-1947). Dutch painter, art-restorer, and art-forger. On trial for forgery and fraud in Amsterdam. Photograph, 1947.
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0351388
HARRY HOUDINI (1874-1926).
Nee Ehrich Weiss. American magician. With Senator Arthur Capper testifying before the Senate District Committee to expose fraud spiritualists and fortune tellers. Photograph, 26 February 1926.
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0092120
PATENT MEDICINE, 1874.
Medical recipes from Dr. J.H. McLean's Family Almanac, 1874.
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0090496
ELECTRIC CORSET, 1882.
Dr. Scott's Electric Corset. American newspaper advertisement, 1882.
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0011897
PATENT MEDICINE, c1890.
Advertisement for one of Healy & Bigelow's quack remedies, c1890.
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0160887
SPIRO AGNEW.
Spiro Agnew, american vice-president, condemned for tax fraud by Baltimore court, resigning on october 11, 1973. Full credit: AGIP - Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved. 
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0160361
SERGE ALEXANDRE STAVISKY.
Serge Alexandre Stavisky (1886-1934) french from russian origins, author of a fraud, he was found dead (suicide or murder) on january 7, 1934, it was a scandal. Full credit: AGIP - Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved. 
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0000228
EVANS VACUUM CAP, 1890.
Advertisement for Evans Vacuum Cap Corporation from an American magazine, 1890.
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0012000
QUACKS, 17th CENTURY.
Operation for stones in the head (a quack pretending to cure insanity by making a superficial incision in the head, and feigning to extract small stones supplied by a confederate from behind). Copper engraving, Dutch, early 17th century.
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0071145
ROWLANDSON: QUACK DOCTOR.
'The Last Gasp or Toadstools Mistaken For Mushrooms.' Caricature etching by Thomas Rowlandson, late 18th century.
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0350479
FREE SILVER CARTOON, 1895.
'Fizz! Boom!! Ah!!!' Cartoon depicting Richard Parks Bland, Charles F. Crisp, Henry Moore Teller, Davis Hanson Waite, Joseph C.S. Blackburn, Edward Oliver Wolcott, John Tyler Morgan and William Morris Stewart lighting fireworks, with Wiiliam Harvey and William Peffer at right. Chromolithograph, 1895.
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0091942
WHISKY RING CARTOON, 1876.
'Let No Whisky Escape.' American cartoon by Thomas Nast, 1876, on the continuing prosecution of members of the 'Whiskey Ring.'
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0007541
HAIR RESTORATIVE.
Late 19th century American patent medicine poster for Hall's Hair Renewer.
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0036895
COCAINE MEDICINE AD, 1885.
An American advertisement, 1885, for a patent medicine containing cocaine.
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0011901
PATENT MEDICINE, c1890.
Patent medicine label with the likeness of 'Texas Charley' Bigelow of Healy & Bigelow, Kickapoo Native American Medicine promoters, c1890.
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0013285
FILM: LILLY TURNER, 1933.
Guy Kibbee as Dr. McGill in 'Lilly Turner,' 1933. Film still photograph.
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0027833
PATENT MEDICINE AD, c1845.
American broadside, c1845, for Dr. Parmenter's 'Magnetic Oil.'
Advertisement for one of Healy & Bigelow's quack remedies, c1890.
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0090491
ELECTRIC BELT AD, 1885.
British patent medicine advertisement for the 'Electropathic Belt,' 1885.
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0031835
ELECTRIC BELT AD.
American patent medicine advertisement, late 19th century, for the 'Common Sense Electric Belt.'
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0090454
DR. TIBBLES' VI-COCOA.
English newspaper advertisement for Dr. Tibbles' Vi-Cocoa, which claimed to strengthen the immune system, 1898.
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0100671
HEAVEN'S GATE CULT, c1975.
Marshall Applewhite (1931-1997), extreme right, and Bonnie Nettles, next to him, photographed in Oregon, c1975, at the time of his alien abduction prophecy.
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0011899
PATENT MEDICINE AD, c1895.
American advertisement for Clark Stanley's 'Snake Oil Liniment,' c1895.
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0047886
PATENT MEDICINE, c1880.
American newspaper advertisement for Madame Dean's 'French Female Pills,' c1880.
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0013337
PATENT MEDICINE, 1885.
An American patent medicine manufacturer and his two handbill distributors, 1885.
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0090497
ELECTRIC CORSET & BELT.
Dr. Scott's Electric Corset and Belt. American newspaper advertisement, 1883.
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0015937
HARDING SCANDALS, 1924.
American cartoon, c1924, showing U.S. Attorney General Harry Daugherty trying desperately to conceal the skeletons of malfeasance of the Warren G. Harding administration from the American people.
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0001698
QUACK DOCTOR, 17th CENTURY.
The notorious quack Valentine Greatrakes (1629-1683) laying hands on a child. Line engraving, English, 19th century.
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0075151
BUFFALO LITHIA WATER, 1890.
American magazine advertisement, 1890, for a mineral water produced in Buffalo Lithia Springs, Virginia.
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0027834
PATENT MEDICINE, c1890.
Patent medicine label with the likeness of 'Texas Charley' Bigelow of Healy & Bigelow, Kickapoo Native American Medicine promoters, c1890.
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0064487
HAIR RESTORATIVE, 1897.
Wood engraving from an English newspaper.
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0035515
MOLLY PITCHER (1754?-1832).
Née Mary McCauley. American Revolutionary heroine. Depicted at the Battle of Monmouth, 28 June 1778, on an American patent medicine poster. Lithograph, 1860.
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0132097
DUTCH SCHULTZ (1902-1935).
Originally, Arthur Flegenheimer. American gangster. Wanted poster circulated by the New York City Police Department, 1934.
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0012799
THE KEELY MOTOR, 1877.
'Pennsylvania- The new Keely motor - A private test of the mechanical wonder in Philadelphia.' The most celebrated perpetual-motion machine fraud of the 19th century. Wood engraving from an American newspaper.
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0028997
PATENT MEDICINE, c1887.
American advertisement, c1887, for Piso's 'Cure Consumption.'
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0090503
ELECTRIC BRUSHES, 1882.
Dr. Scott's Electric Flesh Brush and Hair Brush. American newspaper advertisement, 1882.
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0016657
ELECTRIC CURE.
A hopeful paralytic tries the electric cure. Wood engraving, 18th century.
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