The Clown, from 'The Antikamnia Calendar', reproduction 200gsm A3 antique pharmaceutical poster
These wonderfully morbid Antikamnia Company Calendar artworks have been faithfully reproduced by World of Art and printed on quality 200gsm-thick four-star Green Star eco-friendly paper with a soft-satin low-sheen finish reducing the gloss effect allowing for a wider perspective of the image from different angles. Green star system approved paper is a universally recognised eco-responsibility paper based on the origin of the fibre and the manufacturing process. All our posters are standard A3 size and look beautiful with or without frames but if you're thinking of framing then a standard A3 frame will fit perfectly. All posters come with a thin white border.
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Standard A3 Size
16.53" x 11.69"
42cm x 29.7cm
420mm x 297mm
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The Antikamnia company marketed an analgesic powder to pharmacists and druggists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries using these wonderfully morbid calendars. The name of the company actually means “opposed to pain". The company came into existence around 1890 Saint Louis, Missouri, America, but never patented its medicine which was described as a coal-tar derivative. The Antikamnia Chemical Company was later shut down after failing to disclose the active ingredient of their pain-relieving products which was actually a banned substance called Acetanilide marketed as a proudly ethical drug and used to treat headaches, fever, stomach aches, nervousness, insomnia and ‘the blues’ and was sometimes mixed with codeine and quinine. The toxic effects of Acetanilid were exposed in 1907 in the California State Journal of Medicine article titled ‘Poisoning by Antikamnia’ and the company was prosecuted by the government in 1914 for violating the disclosure terms of the Food and Drug Act of 1906.