What’s old is new again: the cure!

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What’s old is new again: the cure!

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Found this photo, from around the time of the last big pandemic. Scratched in pencil on the back was the recipe for the cure, using the ingredients available in the shop per the signage, offered there at the time. Not much different now in some parts of this great land, other than perhaps replacing Romain with Nickelback or Kid Rock or Ted Nurgent.

Recipe:

1. Drench the oysters in motor gasoline

2. Roll them in baking powder

3. Sprinkle with Horse Dewormer

4. Put on any Manuel Romain record

5. Eat

6. Expire
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"You can't take the phonographs nor the money with you, but the contentment the phonographs bring may well make your life better, and happier lives make the world a better place."

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That definitely will be a cure. I see most of the ingredients are available at his shop. Problem is the customer will not be a repeat customer. Tom

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I wonder whether they tried the recipe on the cat first :shock: .

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From the look of the dress and the advertisments, it looks to be from about 1907, a good eleven years before the pandemic. They were affected the 1907 recession. Roosevelt was doing his Trust Busting and fighting Standard Oil and next year WJ Bryant would be running against WH Taft.

By 1918-1919 and the Spanish Flu, it was quite a different era: WW1, Woodrow Wilson and his League of Nations, our boys heading back from France and the arrival of "Jass'. By 1919, you'd rarely see an ad for one of those old fashioned cylinder machines.

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Of course the timing of the photo is off by a few years. I also may have slightly embellished the recipe on the reverse. But the synchronicity of the “ingredients” shown then, with what some people are actually doing now, was just too sweet to pass up.

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PeterF wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:58 pm Of course the timing of the photo is off by a few years. I also may have slightly embellished the recipe on the reverse. But the synchronicity of the “ingredients” shown then, with what some people are actually doing now, was just too sweet to pass up.
Would you mind posting a picture of the reverse side with the original recipe? I love that kind of stuff :D

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You'll never get that out of Colonel Saunders ! :)

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I hope no one was wasting fresh oysters, if so, perhaps they, those preparing the "cure", deserved to expire.

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"You'll never need a doctor no more!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMdW596_3Xg

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