Dr. Mahlon William Locke drew crowds of thousands throughout the 1930s seeking his foot care, achieved with a few turns of the ankle but more with a "laying on of hands." Many people claimed he cured all sorts of a foot ailments, some crippling. He always charged the sum of $1, and almost always healed in front of enormous crowds, whether in his native Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada, or on a circuit including the United States. He was a phenomenon of the Depression.
This real photo postcard is entitled "DR. LOCKE IN THE CIRCLE AND HIS FAMOUS TREATMENT," showing the doctor with a patient's foot in his lap and those awaiting treatment in his circle of corrals.
The postcard is in very good unsent condition and measures 5.5" by 3.5".
Item ID: 585