Photos: Vintage cold and flu ads

Cold and flu remedies get passed down from generation to generation. Sometimes the cure-all is chicken noodle soup, sometimes it's a liquid with a bit more, well, kick. The Cephos Company advertised a powder as a remedy for <a href='http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/objects/display.aspx?id=93045&amp;image=3' target='_blank'>headaches, colds and cases of the nerves</a>. Each packet contained caffeine and aspirin, to be dissolved in water.

Cold and flu remedies get passed down from generation to generation. Sometimes the cure-all is chicken noodle soup, sometimes it's a liquid with a bit more, well, kick. The Cephos Company advertised a powder as a remedy for headaches, colds and cases of the nerves. Each packet contained caffeine and aspirin, to be dissolved in water.