The Medicine Shows of the 19th and early 20th centuries were a wonderful oddity of Old America. Along with the Minstrel Show, Vaudeville and the Freak Show, few people these days know much about them and even less are all that interested. But in their day the Medicine Shows were a booming industry, crisscrossing the country selling bottled cure-alls out of wagons (snake oil anyone?) and bringing quality low-brow entertainment to the masses.
Where the Southern Cross the Dog
A Blog About Ragtime, Pre War Blues, Jazz, and Old Time Music