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Renovate Your Feathers!

Renovate Your Feathers!
Might be worth a try.

Samuel Halkard - my husband's great great uncle
Ada May's maternal uncle.

Here's part of the TOTALLY BIZARRE fine print:


Extract from a lecture on the existing causes of Diseases by Dr. Alfred L.Castleman, delivered at Milwaukee.

"...Examine your feathers when first plucked from the fowls. The quill end of each one is loaded with grease, blood and other animal matter. They are laid away and could they be kept dry, well aired and never slept on, they would do no harm. But night after night, for years nightly are the dead matters of your bodies cast off by perspiration and respiration and mingled with the animal matter. Summer after summer has some member of your family sweated on the same bed: the poison causes his sickness and perhaps in addition to this your young children have slept on it and added to the foul combinations the still more disgusting excretions of their bodies...."

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Alan Mays
Alan Mays
I love the idea that one could "Renovate Your Feathers!" But I agree that Dr. Castleman's comments are rather bizarre and yucky! 8-)
5 years ago.
Deborah Lundbech
Deborah Lundbech
I particularly like "added to the foul combinations the still more disgusting excretions of their bodies."
5 years ago.
Alan Mays has replied to Deborah Lundbech
Hilariously gross!
5 years ago.