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Advert for Mason's Killcorn

Advert for Mason's Killcorn

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Lithograph, coloured

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Evan.4171

Item number: 4171

Genre: Leaflet

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This leaflet is advertising Mason's Killcorn, a corn remedy. Corns were a fairly common affliction during the 1800s. Fashionable shoes were pointed, high heeled and decorative and although they looked stylish they did not fit people’s feet properly and as a result corns were widespread. There were many treatments, from rubbing it with castor oil, a bruised onion or with the leaves of a red geranium, to dissolving a false pearl in vinegar and rubbing the resulting cream on the corn. Perhaps Mason’s Kilcorn was a more successful remedy then these.

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