Update

Welcome back! New-York Historical is now open for visitors. Book your timed-entry tickets. And reserve separate, timed-entry tickets for our free, outdoor exhibition Hope Wanted in the rear courtyard.

Medicine

Object Number: 
2002.1.2523
Date: 
1940-1960
Medium: 
Felt, celluloid, metal
Dimensions: 
1/2 x 3 1/3 in. diameter
Description: 
A premium gift, resembles a pin-back button with three layers of different colored scalloped-edged pieces of felt framing the central white button that reads in black with the product name in red "Maltine with Cod Liver Oil/ Endorsed by the Medical Profession Throughout The World/ 'Nutritive to every tissues of the body,/ from bone to brain.' Doremus/ The Most Important Constructive Agent Known to Science in Wasting Diseases & Pulmonary Complaints/ For Sale By All Druggists." The felt pieces are orange, beige and gold and there is no apparent way to pin or attach the button.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group