Buy Face Cream, Get a Gold Fish, 1915

Ad for a free goldfish with every purchase of Nyal face cream in 1921. Additional text follows.
Ad for Skidmore Drug Company of Skidmore, Missouri. Skidmore News, December 9, 1915, p. 1.

Advertisement reads in part, “Free Gold Fish, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 9, 10 and 11. We will give a glass Globe, two Gold fish and sheet giving directions for their care — in fact a complete gold fish aquarium with every purchase of the famous Nyal Preparations, amounting to 25 cents or over.” The ad features Nyal face cream, face powder, Mayflower Talcum, tooth paste, Hirsutone, Liver Salts, Figsen, salve, Yellow Pills, and corn remover. The Skidmore Drug Company offered the deal and promised a window display featuring the goldfish.

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