1919: A Bad Year for Women?

Apparently 1919 was a rough time for women; after browsing through years and years worth of Chatham Record issues, I hit 1919 and suddenly was bombarded by ads for “women’s tonics”. Was there something in the air that year? Did one person develop a “miracle cure” and it was quickly replicated by everyone looking to make a quick buck? Click on the images below to read more about these super tonics that claim to cure everything from cramps to madness!


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