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Mariani Wine

Mariani Wine

To help sell its Mariani Wine, which included cocaine, the manufacturing company let people know that the Pope used the product. 

This advertising piece - including in an 1899 issue of the Illustrated London News - includes the following words:

MARIANI WINE

MARIANI WINE:  quickly Restores HEALTH, STRENGTH, ENERGY & VITALITY.

MARIANI WINE:  FORTIFIES, STRENGTHENS, STIMULATES & REFRESHES THE BODY & BRAIN.

Hastens Convalescence, especially after Influenza.

His Holiness THE POPE writes that he has fully appreciated the beneficient effects of this Tonic Wine and has forwarded to Mr. Mariani as a token of his gratitude a gold medal bearing his august effigy.

MARIANI WINE: To be delivered free to all parts of the United Kingdom by WILLCOX & CO. [address], and be sold by Chemists and Stores.

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Media Credits

Image online, courtesy Library of Congress.

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