Served the extra duty of public humiliation of criminal.
Original article here.
What historical figure is this rooster intended to represent? Lord Nelson? Oliver Perry? Maybe Captain Cook?
The answer is here.
Another weird old playtoy for building stuff. Very pricey on Ebay.
Wikipedia entry here.
A blog post here.
With USA paper money in the news, let's look at a wild and woolly era in the history of the USA when just about anyone could issue their own cash.
And more info here.
Still being made and sold today.
Home page here.
I find this anecdote in two sources. True, or apocryphal? You be the judge!
Not sure about a laxative having any effect on a cold. Or quinine either. But thousands of people obviously found some relief for nearly eighty years.
Original ad here.