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Sour Fermentations: 1919

Sour Fermentations: 1919

An advertisement for Cascarets laxatives that ran in the Feb. 18, 1919, Daily Review of Decatur, Illinois. View full size "TO MOTHERS! Each ten cent box of Cascarets, candy cathartic, contains full directions for dose for children aged one year old and upwards. Nothing else 'works' that nasty bile, sour fermentations and constipation poison from the tender little bowels so gently, yet so thoroughly. Even cross, feverish, bilious children gladly take Cascarets without being coaxed. Cascarets taste just like candy. Cascarets never gripe the little bowels, never sicken, never injure, but above all, they never disappoint the worried mother."

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This ad shows an interesting slant on social history. In the 19 century it was normal to take a great interest in the bowel movements of children. Very violent purgatives were considered necessary to clean out dirty children.

This ad reflects still the need to clean and get rid of "poisons," but in a more gentle manner.

That's 'eateded' them,

That's 'eateded' them, actually. I know, I know, subtle difference.


I wanted to give all you curmudgeons some candy cascarets, but I eated them! OH NOES!

Re: Re: Re: Eated

Right: "Where did you learn English?"
Wrong: "Where did you learn English at?" (redneck accent optional)

Re re: Eated

What? Learn engilish at? Sigh.

Re: Eated

"Learn English at"? Sigh.


You mean Ate them, don't you? Where did you learn english at?

yum styles

i eated them in the early 20th century for candy

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