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"The Stigma of Weakness" - Hair Loss and Hair Dye Remedy

Cincinnati, Ohio: Mrs. Potter's Hygienic Depot, c.1905. A pamphlet advertising a line of hair dyes and hair loss remedies by Mrs. Potter's Hygienic Depot. Marketed towards women, it begins with a discussion of the causes of gray hair ("Premature gray hair is caused by Female Disorders", p. 3) and emphasizes the need to disguise it at all costs: "Are you ready now to admit ... that you are constitutionally weak; that the gray streaks in your hair are the sure signs--as many people know already without your telling them--of your failing strength?" (p. 4). A motto on the upper wrapper sums up the pamphlet's message well: "'Tis Better Far to Stain Gray Hair Than to Appear Old When You Are Not". 16 pp., 5.5" by 3.75" Fine.

Price: $75.00

Item #21000543