The abuse prevention of the harmful
drug alcohol is fairly often advertised
Fig. 13. Russian “War Against Alcohol“ campaign poster 1954 - 1958.
Fig. 14. Cinema poster ( Germany / Berlin ) 1920. At the time the Marmorhaus ( house of marble) was closed down in 2001, it was the oldest movie theater (opened 1913) in Berlin.
Fig. 15. A newspaper ad in the San Francisco 1903. At her time that lady was quite popular.
Fig. 16. Pharmacy sign, Friedberg in Germany, approx. 2005.
Fig. 17. St. Jacobs Oil was a turpentine-ether-alcohol tincture with 2% of Aconite. Production was started 1845 in the US by the German immigrant August Vogeler and distributed US wide under A. Vogeler & Co., Baltimore. It was used for pain relief.
Fig. 18. Just one of many “Pure Snake Oil” ointment ads. This one is from Portland, Oregon, approx. 1890.
Fig. 19. Another example of the (in-)famous „Pure Snake Oil“ cure-all patent medicines, early 1900s.
Fig. 20-22. And there is a strange and rare example where snakes ( or better one snake: the Aesulapian Snake - Zamenis longissimus ) are used for promoting tourism. See the 3 postcards from 1903, 1927 and 1950s respectively. The small German village Bad Schlangenbad was - and still is - famous for its thermal springs and mild climate. And it is one of the three isolated habitats in Germany, where the Aesculapian Snake occurs. Today it is quite certain, that this snake is an autochthonous relic and has not been introduced by the Romans.
Fig.23. “Down with Bolshevism“ propaganda poster ( right wing parties and military ) during the German revolution 1919. The revolution finally led to the abdication of the German emperor.
Fig. 24. American war poster 1942 - 1945. The two snakes are representing Germany and Japan, the toad stands for Italy. Source : UNT Libraries Government Doc. Dept.
Fig. 25. Cartoon published by Harper's Weekly1863. It shows the attack of the Peace Democrats - also called Copperheads - who opposed the war policy of the Union strongly.
Fig. 26. Austrian picture postcard (1898) of Semona, the famous snake charmer also known as “Fire Amazon“.