Advertising handbill, approximately 8.5 x 5.5 inches, illustrated with a wonderful (or not, depending on your point of view) image of "A Flea Magnified." Some staining, old folding creases. Joseph Fusch trademarked his Eureka Insect Exterminator--guaranteed to kill fleas, flies, mosquitoes, bed bugs, ants , moths, lice, and cockroaches without harm to people or animals--in 1901. Based on the address on this handbill, we believe it dates to 1902-1903. By 1915, the product name had been changed to Eureka Insect Killer. The back of the handbill offers "some valuable suggestions and recipes worth saving," which could also be found on each can of Eureka Insect Exterminator. While ridding yourself of pests, you could also learn how to sooth your eczema, cure your horses of colic, and make your own baking powder, among other things.
(Inventory #: 21613)