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Rolland's Drugstore Advertisements

Identifier: AC 551-p

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Two cards printed by Rolland's Drug Store in Carrizozo, New Mexico to advertise Wampole's Creo-Terrin compound for Coughs and Colds. Wampole’s Creo-Terpin was produced from about the turn of the (20th) century until at least the 1940s; there are World War II-era cards featuring guides to military decorations. The “Creo” in Creo-Terpin seems to come from wood creosote, a bush that we know today has even more medicinal value than Wampole thought; it’s good for upset stomach, arthritis, anemia, and is even an anti-microbial. The “Terpin”, on the other hand, probably refers to terpin hydrate, which was usually sold in a solution with codeine to relieve bronchitis. Terpin hydrate was easy to make, a synthetic subsititute for oil of turpentine. One card has the insignia of the U.S. Navy, and the other the Service Ribbons and Decorations of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.


  • 1941-1945

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1 Folder (2 items)

Rolland's Drugstore Advertisements, 1941-1945
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© 2012
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Finding aid is in English

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  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
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Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
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