Drink Modox 5 cent Tin Sign, Nerve Drink, Providence, R.I.. Circa 1900

Here is an early framed tin sign for the Modox brand of Nerve Tonic Drinks which were wildly popular in the around the 1900 era.  These drinks claimed to calm nerves, cure indigestion, all sorts of stomach ailments, and so forth.  Modox used an indian or native American image on most of their advertising promotional items.  The Modox was a local native tribe in the Northeastern U.S., hence, the use of this particular image.  Modox like so many other medicinal drinks went out of favor starting in the 1920’s era.  Most of these drinks were out of business a few short years later.