Willis Sharpe Kilmer

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In 1890, Willis Sharpe Kilmer arrived in Binghamton, New York where he took over the advertising department of the family patent medicine business. Young Willis devised a new and extremely effective print campaign that turned one of the companies many products, Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp Root Kidney Liver and Bladder Cure, into a household name.

‘Uniquely New York’ NYSCALogo_Shane_Lis made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Links:
Path Through History
WSKG’s Path Through History
Broome County Historical Society

Photos Courtesy of:
Broome County Historical Society

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