Free Gold Fish with Purchase at Skidmore Drug Company, 1915

We are big fans of the gift-with-purchase, but this promotion from the Skidmore Drug Company of Skidmore, Missouri in 1915 came with some responsibility.  From the December 2, 1915 Skidmore New Era, page 1:

Advertisement for the Skidmore Drug Company of Skidmore, Missouri, December 1915. Text of ad follows.
Skidmore New Era, Dec. 2, 1915.

Ad reads, “Free Gold Fish, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 9, 10 and 11. We will give a glass globe, two gold fish and a 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. . . . This special offer expires immediately as our stock of gold fish becomes exhausted — first come, first served. Come early and get your aquarium outfit before they are gone. Remember the time. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 9, 10 and 11. Watch our windows for the Gold Fish display. Skidmore Drug Company, ‘The Nyal Store.’ Call for your dish coupons and get a set of beautiful dishes.”

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