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“Merchant’s Gargling Oil Songster,” 1890.

Books, Graphics

$80

Merchant’s Gargling Oil Songster. Buffalo, New York: 1890. 32 pp.

This almanac and song book was published annually by Merchant’s Gargling Oil Company, best known for its cure-all salve advertised throughout: “A Liniment for Man and Beast.” Includes a calendar for 1890 and almanac pages for each month, interspersed with song lyrics.