Cannabis was widely used as an ingredient in nineteenth century medicine, during the golden age of its therapeutic use. The museums house a unique collection of cannabis medicine bottles.
early 1870's completely intact original chicago privy dug antique american gottlieb wurster "blobtop" embossed letter soda or mineral water bottle
original and intact c. late 1860's or early 1870's deep blue aqua soda bottle manufactured for chicago bottlers gottlieb wurster and company. the high, tapering shoulders are finished with a squat neck and oval blobtop. embossed low on the front body is "
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What's not to love? The light dances off of them in magical ways. They are the perfect centerpiece... Some are intricate... Others resemble jugs... There are bottles that add a little umph to your toiletries... And there are those that just look cute on a night stand.. No need to wipe the vintage off, fill them with flowers and call it a day.. Or just fill them with your favorite beverage (like sweet tea) to add a little pizazz to your party! There is no wrong way to use a glass bottle, Add…
Mathis' Family Liniment - 25cent size (on left) and sample size (on right). LEFT: aqua, tooled double ring lip, oval, 4 1/4in (108mm) tall. Embossing: MATHIS' / QUARTER DOLLAR / FAMILY / LINIMENT / C.B. MATHIS / TOMS RIVER / N.J. (across back). RIGHT: aqua, tooled double ring lip, oval, 2 7/8in (73mm) tall. Embossing: SAMPLE / MATHIS' / FAMILY / LINIMENT (across front), C.B. MATHIS / TOMS RIVER / N.J. (across back) No vent hole bumps on either... c1880.
Turlington Balsam of Life (front) - aqua, rectangular, tooled round lip, 2 13/16in (71mm) tall. Embossing: BY THE / KINGS / ROYAL / PANTENT / GRANTED (front), JANY (side), LONDON (other side), ROB T / TURLI / NGT ON / FOR HIS / INVENTED / BALSAM / OF LIFE (back) - 1890s
Grove's Anodyne for Infants - aqua, tooled square lip, rectangle, 5 1/4in (134mm) tall. Embossing: ANODYNE for INFANTS (down back), DR. GROVES (down side), PHILADA (down other side) 2 vent hole bumps - c.1880.
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May - Perry Davis Vegetable Pain Killer dates from 1867-1945. It was introduced by a shoemaker in Massachusetts in 1843, and trademarked in 1854. First packaged in a round aqua glass bottle embossed Davis Vegetable Pain Killer, the bottle style changed in 1867 to an octagonal panel bottle with Davis Vegetable Pain Killer embossed on three of the panels to protect the product from imitations. In 1945 the product was known as Perry Davis Liniment (Griffenhagen and Bogard 1999:80). #archaeology