Racist Laxative Ad (Dec, 1937)
Setting aside the ridiculously stereotyped language of the porter, a laxative to cure a cold? Really?
She caught cold on her honeymoon
BRIDE: Wouldn’t you know? I’m catching cold! Guess I’ll arrive saying, “Califordia, here I cub.”
GROOM: What you need â€” pronto â€” is a laxative and something to help counteract acidity. If only…
PORTER: Pahdon me, fo’ overhearin’ yo’, but Sal Hepatica does BOTH dose things. It’s a min’ral salt laxative and it helps Nature counteract acidity, too. Las’ trip a doctah tole me.
GROOM: Well, honey, here’s California. Got everything?
BRIDE: Everything except that cold. Lets tip that porter double for telling us about Sal Hepatica. Lucky for me he had Sal Hepatica on board!
A COLD COMING? DO 2 THINGS:
1. Cleanse the intestinal tract.
2. Help Nature counteract acidity.
Sal Hepatica does BOTH!