Oversized cabinet card of an Indian Medicine Show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

 

The stage was for the firmís pitchman, who extolled the virtues of their products.

 

The second man from the left is holding a small, rectangular box, as is the young boy seated in the foreground. This was likely the Indian remedy or tonic they were hawking.

 

The dress style of the lady on the far right helps us to date this image. 

 

The skirt is draped in pleats, asymmetrically to one side, in a style that was popular for a short time between 1887 and 1888. Photographer: C.M. Fowler & Co., Albany, New York.

 


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