Boxes of Fennings' Little Healers, England, 1940-1970

Made:
1940-1970 in England
maker:
Alfred Fennings

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1x12 boxes, in pack, of Fennings Little Healers, cost 1/6d, by Alfred Fennings, 1940-1970

Fennings’ Celebrated Little Healers were advertised as “the remedy for coughs, colds, bronchitis and influenza”. Each box of twelve cost 1 shilling and 6 pence.

Alfred Fennings (d. 1900) opened his first shop in 1840 in London. Highly adept at advertising and marketing, he went on to create a very successful business. He produced a range of products which became popular ‘over the counter’ medicines bought by generations of shoppers. Although Fennings’ little healers are still sold today, some of his earlier claims – including a cure for cholera – were highly dubious. On his death, trustees took over the running of the business and the profits went to a children’s charity.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
1986-1249/42
Measurements:
packet: 14 mm 30 mm,
type:
fennings' product