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Time For Saraka

Time For Saraka Advertising Button Museum
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TIME FOR SARAKA
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Black text on yellowish green background. Illustration shows the head of a man with a yellow turban and a large, droopy mustache.

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The Whitehead & Hoag Co.

BUTTONS BADGES NOVELTIES & SIGNS

NEWARK N.J.

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Pinback buttons were distributed at the 1939 New York World's Fair to advertise a brand of laxative called Saraka manufactured by the Schering Corporation. The product touted its two-part approach to curing constipation, "Bulk Plus Motility," and carries the Good Housekeeping seal. The suffering Saraka "Sultan Inbad the Ailer" and his story were illustrated in charming cartoons carried in LIFE magazine (Aug. 21, 1939).

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T. (2010, December 25). It's Time For Saraka. Retrieved July 28, 2020, from http://cartoonsof1939.blogspot.com/2010/12/its-time-for-saraka.html

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AD0041
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