How did anyone ever think to (a) call something Herpicide, or (b) combine that word with “girls” for marketing purposes? Especially offbeat considering the stuff supposedly cures dandruff — nothing to do with herpes, and isn’t a reptile killer, either (the generally accepted scientific meaning of the term). After reading more about Newbro’s Herpicide, I’ll think I will stick with my original impression, and pass on trying it out.

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Source publication: The San Francisco Call

Source publication date: 26 February 1905

Filed under: 1900s, Vintage advertisements

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