Old drug store labels are quite collectible and these are no exception.
Saltpeter was once thought to limit the libido, but it didn't (and doesn't) really. Saltpeter, or potassium nitrate, was first used in the year 1270. This versatile concoction can be used as gunpowder, fertilizer, a food preservative, toothpaste, to combat asthma and as an anti-hypertensive - to combat high blood pressure. Imagine! All these uses in one little bottle!
The label reads::
for Household and Veterinary use. Do not take internally except
upon the advice of a physician.
KEEP DRY AND CONTAINER TIGHTLY CLOSED.
NET WEIGHT OZS. PACKED BY
LAWS DRUG STORE
221 S. MARKET ST., COLUMBUS, MISS.
We love old labels like this one for collecting - or for artwork. The label measures 2-1/2 inches by 1-3/8 inch.
The labels are not self stick; they are gummed on the back and are water activated. We suggest that you use a sponge or other water source to activate the adhesive. Because of their age and the fact that we have no idea the formula of the adhesive, please do not lick them.
Each set will contain 5 connected labels, cut to order. So, if you buy more than one set, they will all be in one piece.