Spanish Moth (Xanthopastis timais), family Noctuidae, native to the SE United States, as well as Central and northern South America and the Caribbean, but occasionally found wandering up the East Coast of the U.S.
“I gave the fellow his change for the five-dollar bill, deducting the quarter, and the next day, when endeavouring to pass it, I found we had both made a mistake. I had pulled the wrong tooth, and he had given me a counterfeit bill.”
Advertisement for electric belts, late 1800s. Around the turn of the century, many electrical companies and individuals manufactured items which purported to have healing powers beyond the reach of traditional medicine.