Have you taken your once a day dose of Bayer Heroin, today? A bottle of Bayer's 'Heroin'. Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine. It was also used to treat children suffering with a strong cough.
Laudanum: alcoholic tincture of opium, sometimes sweetened with sugar (also called wine of opium). The century was marked by a widespread use: cheaper than a bottle of wine and not taxed as an alcoholic beverage. The addictive properties were not known.
Metcalf's Coca Wine was one of a large number of cocaine-containing wines available on the market. All claimed medicinal effects, although they were undoubtedly consumed for their "recreational" value as well.” Coca wine contained 30 grains of Erythroxylu
Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth.