Muskegan, MI

PO Muskegon MI

A post office in Muskegan, Michigan, where the trim appears to overwhelm the brick. However, what fascinates me is the clearly legible painted sign for Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp Root Kidney, Liver and Bladder Cure on the building to the right. The patent medicine was developed by Dr. S. Andral Kilmer (1840–1924) and successfully marketed by his brother Jonas and nephew Willis, the latter a Cornell U. student who made the formula a household name and accumulated a fortune of $15 million.

PO Muskegon Sign

PO Muskegan Cover

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