Medicine Show Wagons and Vardos

The Medicine Show Wagon was a combination of many things. It was the warehouse that stored the wonderful salves, elixirs, tinctures and syrups for the Medicine Show.

The wagon was the business office, complete with maps and records for the Snake Oil Salesman as he traveled his route.

 

It was the home away from home complete many times with bed, a stove for heating and cooking and other amenities for the road weary Flim Flam Man

 

 

More often than not it was also a billboard, advertising the amazing wares offered to cure your every ailment.

The sides of the wagon advertising the amazing wares offered to cure your every ailment.

 

 

 

 

It was a self-contained emporium

 

 

 

A horse drawn miracle factory

 

 

Doc McConnell amazing audiences at the National Storytelling Festival

A beacon of bright colors in a gray canvas of every day life

 

 

 

But most importantly,

it was the backdrop

for The Medicine Show Impresario,

The Snake Oil Charmer,

The Fly By Night Promise Maker, Cloud Catcher, Bringer of Good Health…

The Medicine Show Man

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