San Jancinto Museum of History

Art and Artifacts

Explore our collections

This online database of artifacts from the museum makes finding everything from Mexican pistols to Meso-American pottery quick and easy. Browse a portion of the museum's artifacts in ten different categories to see close-up pictures and get detailed information on them. You can search by keyword (badge), name (Sam Houston), and many other criteria.

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AX, BATTLE
 

AX, BATTLE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
6 3/4"L x 3 1/4"H

DATE MADE
pre-16th century

DESCRIPTION
Stone pre-Columbian ax. Grayish-black. Label on side reads: "Carcay Mountains Battle ax Northern Mexico". No handle.

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BAG, LAUNDRY
 

BAG, LAUNDRY

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
22"H x 17 1/4"W

DATE MADE
late 19th century

DESCRIPTION
Laundry bag. Green suede cloth. Initials "M.L." embroidered in gold with red flowers. Brown tape drawstring. Heavy fading.

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BALL, MUSKET
 

BALL, MUSKET

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
5/8"Dia

DATE MADE
c. 1836

DESCRIPTION
Musket ball.

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BALL, MUSKET
 

BALL, MUSKET

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
5/8"Dia

DATE MADE
c. 1836

DESCRIPTION
Musket ball.

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BALL, MUSKET
 

BALL, MUSKET

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
1/2"Dia.

DESCRIPTION
Small lead musket ball or grape shot.

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BALL, MUSKET
 

BALL, MUSKET

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
3/4"Dia.

DATE MADE
c. 1836

DESCRIPTION
Musket ball.

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BALL, MUSKET
 

BALL, MUSKET

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
5/8"Dia

DATE MADE
c. 1836

DESCRIPTION
Musket ball.

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BALL, MUSKET
 

BALL, MUSKET

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
5/8"Dia

DATE MADE
c. 1836

DESCRIPTION
Musket ball.

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BALL, MUSKET
 

BALL, MUSKET

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
3/4"Dia

DATE MADE
c. 1836

DESCRIPTION
Musket ball. Lead with light grayish-tan residue.

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BAYONET
 

BAYONET

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
19 1/2"L

DESCRIPTION
Practice Bayonet. Slightly tapered steel strip, twisted 90 degrees about 3" from the front of two mounting rings. End of strip terminates in a 1" ring. Metal is thin and flexible.

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BAYONET
 

BAYONET

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
25"L

DESCRIPTION
Bayonet. Has stamped mark, likely of British origin.

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BAYONET, TRIANGULA...
 

BAYONET, TRIANGULAR

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
21"L

DESCRIPTION
Bayonet. Springfield bayonet for a caliber .45 rifle of 1873 and 1884.

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BAYONET, TRIANGULA...
 

BAYONET, TRIANGULAR

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
14 3/4"L

DATE MADE
c. 1855

DESCRIPTION
Bayonet. 1855 Springfield pattern. No visible markings.

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BAYONET, TRIANGULA...
 

BAYONET, TRIANGULAR

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
21"L

DESCRIPTION
Bayonet. Springfield bayonet marked: "U.S."

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BAYONET, TRIANGULA...
 

BAYONET, TRIANGULAR

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
21"L

DESCRIPTION
Springfield bayonet. No visible stampings.

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BAYONET, TRIANGULA...
 

BAYONET, TRIANGULAR

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
21"L

DESCRIPTION
Bayonet. Recorded as being from a Confederate rifle. Springfield pattern.

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BAYONET, TRIANGULA...
 

BAYONET, TRIANGULAR

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
10 1/2"L

DESCRIPTION
Triangular bayonet.

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BELT, ACCESSORY...
 

BELT, ACCESSORY

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
45 1/2"L x 2 1/4"W

DATE MADE
1914-1919

DESCRIPTION
Weapons belt. Dark brown leather belt with brass fittings. Belt fastens with double row of holes for buckle plus an additional row of holes for brass stud. Second thinner belt. Various rings and s...

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BELT, ACCESSORY...
 

BELT, ACCESSORY

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
37"L

DESCRIPTION
Red leather weapon's belt. Metal buckle with coat of arms with red enamel cross at center, knight's helmet, sword, and ax at top. Reads "IN HOC SIGNO VINCES" (By this sign [the cross] you will conqu...

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BELT, AMMUNITION...
 

BELT, AMMUNITION

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
38 1/4"L

DESCRIPTION
Broad leather ammunition belt. Made of two plies of leather stitched together. Stitched design below bullet holders. Fastening strap secured with three brass brads. Tooled logo obscured by brads i...

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BELT, SWORD...
 

BELT, SWORD

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
32 1/2"L

DATE MADE
early 19th century

DESCRIPTION
Sword belt (a). Gold braid backed with maroon leather. Buckle of two interlocking brass plates. Buckle forms a circle trimmed with leaves and berries with a silver five-pointed star set in the cent...

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BOLO...
 

BOLO

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
30"L

DESCRIPTION
Bolo knife. Steel blade and hand guard. Wooden handle. Worm holes evident in handle. Blade inscribed: "67." Inscription on other side is incomplete and/or illegible.

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BOTTLE...
 

BOTTLE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
9 7/8"H x 3 7/8"Dia.

DATE MADE
late 19th century to early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Glass irrigation bottle (a) with stopper (b). Glass spout (1 1/4"L) attached near base, open-ended. Glass raised at base (mold, glass-blown). Spout chipped. Negligible residue, interior.

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BOTTLE, DISPLAY...
 

BOTTLE, DISPLAY

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
22 3/4"H x 10 1/2"L x 10 1/2"W

DATE MADE
copyrighted 1890

DESCRIPTION
Bottle, display. Large paper label [7"L x 9 3/4"W] reads, "Mount Vernon/ Pure Rye/ Whiskey/ Bottled at the Distillery, and/ Purity guaranteed by the/ Hannis Distilling Co/ Copyright 1890, by Hannis D...

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
3 3/4"H x 1 3/4"Dia.

DATE MADE
early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Glass apothecary bottle (a) with round stopper (b). Bottle has no seam. Dark brown powder. Label has aged from gold to dark brown and reads "HYDRARG:SULPH:NIG". [SULPH - Sulphur].

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
4 1/8"H x 2 5/8"Dia.

DATE MADE
early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Clear glass apethocary bottle (a) with large stopper (b). Solid substance inside. Sienna colored residue on inside walls. Stopper encrusted with residue. Brown paper label reads "TIEMANN ['S] B...

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
9 1/4"H x 2 3/4"Dia.

DATE MADE
c. 1900

DESCRIPTION
Glass apothecary bottle (a) with stopper (b). Glass-covered label reads, "TR.IODI." [Tincture of Iodine] Label has two cracks, chipping. Debris, exterior. Iodine crystals (cubed), varying sizes. ...

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
9 3/8"H x 2 3/4"Dia.

DATE MADE
c. 1900

DESCRIPTION
Glass apothecary bottle (a) with stopper (b). Glass-covered label reads, "VIN.ANTIM." [Antimony] Stamp below label reads "T 3/8oz/15g". Residue, interior base. Stopper (b) sealed.

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
9 1/2"H x 2 3/4"Dia.

DATE MADE
c. 1900

DESCRIPTION
Glass apothecary bottle (a) with stopper (b). Glass-covered label reads, "TR.BENOZIN." [Tincture of Benozin] Cloudy residue (brown color), interior. Stains, exterior (top portion). Stopper (b) s...

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
10 5/8"H x 3 1/4"Dia.

DATE MADE
c. 1900

DESCRIPTION
Glass apothecary bottle (a) with stopper (b). Glass-covered label reads, "OL.SASSAFR." [Sassafrass Oil] Negligible chips along upper, lower edge of label. Residual stains (brown), flecks inside. ...

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
6 1/8"H x 2 3/8"Dia.

DATE MADE
c. 1900

DESCRIPTION
Glass apothecary bottle. No stopper. Cobalt blue glass. Glass-covered label reads, "ERGOTA". [Ergotamine; constricts blood vessels, used in treatment of migraines] Negligible powder residue, interi...

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
10"H x 3 1/4"Dia.

DATE MADE
late 19th century to early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Clear glass apothecary bottle (a) with round stopper (b). Bottle is not seamed. Label under glass reads "P. JALAPAE". [Powder Jalap] Contains orangish powder.

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
10 1/4"H x 3 1/2"W x 3 1/2"D

DATE MADE
late 19th century to early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Clear glass apothecary bottle (a) with scalloped stopper (b). Bottle is seamed. Recessed paper label reads "MAGNESIA SULPH". Contains clumped white granular powder.

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
3"H x 1 7/8"Dia.

DATE MADE
late 19th century to early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Clear glass seamed apothecary bottle (a) with cork stopper (b). Paper label reads "ASCLEPIN. PREPARED AT THE LABORATORY OF B. Keith & Co. NEW YORK". Contains a gray-brown powder.

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
8 1/2"H x 2 3/4"Dia.

DESCRIPTION
Clear glass apothecary bottle (a) with round stopper (b). Bottle has no seam. Label under glass reads "P. SANGUIN." [Powdered Sanguinaria] Second paper label. Rust colored powder.

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
5 1/2"H x 2"Dia.

DATE MADE
late 19th century to early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Clear glass apothecary bottle (a) with round stopper (b). Bottle is seamed. Glass covered label reads "P. TRAGACAN." [Powdered Tragacanth] Contains whitish powder.

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
6 3/8"H x 2 7/8"Dia.

DATE MADE
late 19th century to early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Clear glass apothecary bottle (a) with cork (b). Two paper labels on bottle, each reads "Gumi Guttae." Contains yellowish-gray chunks.

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
8 1/4"H x 2 3/4"Dia.

DATE MADE
late 19th century to early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Clear glass apothecary bottle (a) with wax sealed cork (b). Two paper labels on bottle, each reads "Pulv. Labinae." Contains brownish powder.

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
7 5/16"H x 2 1/4"L x 1 1/4"W (box)

DATE MADE
c. early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Medicine bottle (a) with cork stopper (b) and box (c). "Dr. Woodyard's Zulu Remedy/An Internal and External Specific for Erysipelas, Rheumatism, Neuralgia ... Etc., Etc." Paper liner (d) inside box ...

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
8 5/8"H x 2 3/4"Dia.

DATE MADE
early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Clear glass apothecary bottle (a) with stopper (b). Small amount of white powder (boric acid) inside. Exterior glass covered label reads: "ACID. BORICUM". Label corroded and chipped along edges. S...

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BOTTLE, MEDICINE...
 

BOTTLE, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
10"H x 3 1/2"Dia.

DATE MADE
early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Clear glass apothecary bottle (a) with stopper (b). Inside coated with brown residue on the bottom half of the bottle. Glass covered label on exterior reads: "TINCT. VALERIAN."

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BOX, DONATION...
 

BOX, DONATION

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
7 1/4"H x 5 3/4"W x 11 1/4"D

DATE MADE
mid 19th century

DESCRIPTION
Wooden donation box. Handle on back of box. Handrwitten in gold letters on one side "FIREMEN'S RELIEF FUND ASSOCIATION" and on the other side "ORGANIZED 1860." Drawer (b) with a porcelin knob slide...

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BOX, MEDICINE...
 

BOX, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
5"H x 1 3/4"L x 1"W

DATE MADE
c. 1900

DESCRIPTION
Medicine bottle (a), covered cork stopper (b), and box (c). Bottle label reads, "GRAND MA'S/DIARRHOEA CURE./A POSITIVE CURE FOR DIARRHOEA COLIC, DYSENTERY CHOLERA INFANTUM, BLOODY FLUX, ASIATIC CH...

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BOX, MEDICINE...
 

BOX, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
1/2"H x 1 1/4"Dia.

DATE MADE
c. 1900

DESCRIPTION
Circular box labeled "RAMON'S LIVER PILLS AND TONIC PELLETS." Box sealed with label reading, "RAMON'S LIVER PILLS AND TONIC PELLETS/Treatment for CONSTIPATION & BILIOUSNESS." Directions for use print...

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BOX, MEDICINE...
 

BOX, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
a) 4 7/8"H x 1 3/4"L x 2 1/8"W

DATE MADE
early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Box, medicine (a). Wrapped label reads, "POPHAM'S ASTHMA REMEDY/SERIAL NO. 596/Food and Drugs Act,/June 30, 1906." Directions for use (b) enclosed. Top portion of label wrapper separated from labe...

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BOX, MEDICINE...
 

BOX, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
9 1/8"H x 5"W x 5 1/2"D

DATE MADE
early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Tin apothecary box (a). Hinged lid. Black on yellow. Reads in part "PARKE, DAVIS & CO. ... CHOICE... BOTANIC DRUGS... PRESSED". Contains 8 paper boxes (b-i) containing sage. 5 of those boxes (b-f)...

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BOX, MEDICINE...
 

BOX, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
6 1/2"H x 4 1/2"W x 2 3/4"D

DATE MADE
early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Cardboard box finished in red paper. Reads in part "ONE POUND STRICTLY PURE POWDERED Foxglove Leaves MANUFACTURED BY ALLAIRE, WOODWARD, & CO. PHARNACEUTICAL CHEMISTS, DRUG AND SPICE MILLERS PEORIA, ...

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BOX, MEDICINE...
 

BOX, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
2"H x 1 1/2"W x 1 1/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Paper wrapped cardboard box. Label reads "ROSE MAGNESIA... FOR THE TOILET. Snow White Rose Perfumed. A delightful and harmless Face and Toilet Powder. T. K. MILLER DRUGGIST Itasca, Texas." Contai...

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BOX, MEDICINE...
 

BOX, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
7/8"H x 3"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Paper wrapped box. Orange on white. "MILLER's Bilious Bullets... DOSE: Two at night, repeat in morning if necessary. Children in proportion. ... MANUFACTURED BY MILLER & GRIFFIN, ITASCA, TEXAS. .....

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BOX, MEDICINE...
 

BOX, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
2 1/2"H x 2 3/8"W x 1 1/8"D

DATE MADE
early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Cardboard box with paper label. Reads in part "Bearfoot Root (Polymnia Uvedalia) ALLAIRE, WOODWARD AND CO. PEORIA, ILL. ... PROPERTIES. Used generally in the form of ointment for the cure of Ague ...

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BOX, MEDICINE...
 

BOX, MEDICINE

CATEGORY
T&E FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEASUREMENT
2"H x 2 1/8"W x 1"D

DATE MADE
early 20th century

DESCRIPTION
Paper box. Blue on white label reads in part "CATNIP Nepeta cataris... PROPERTIES: Tonic, diaphoretic, and carminative. Useful in flatulant colic in children, as an emmenagogue in amenorrhea and dys...

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