Early Closure

On Saturday, February 22, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution will close at 2 pm, and the Museum will close at 5 pm.

Medicine bottle

Object Number: 
1937.1692
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Glass, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 2 x 1 1/8 in. ( 15.6 x 5.1 x 2.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on paper label affixed to bottle: "No. 1./Apply the Ambrosia with the hand or a sponge/a little every night, brushing it thoroughly into/the roots of the hair./BEWARE OF COUNTERFEITS." pressed: on obverse of bottle: "STERLING'S/AMBROSIA/FOR THE
Description: 
Glass bottle with green tint, blown in a two-part mold; down-tooled lip, cylindrical neck, rounded shoulder, and rectangular body with flat chamfers; paper label pasted onto front of bottle, obverse with lengthwise inscription "STERLING'S/ AMBROSIA/ FOR THE HAIR"; mold seam and pontil mark on base.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group