Medicine bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 16.5 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Glass bottle with green tint, blown in a two-part mold, with down-tooled lip, roughly cylindrical neck, rounded shoulder, rectangular body with flat chamfers and recessed panel, inscription on front of bottle "BARRY'S TRICOPHEROUS FOR THE SKIN AND HAIR" and on obverse "DIRECTIONS IN THE PAMPHLET"; diagonal mold line and pontil mark on base.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1693
Marks: 
pressed: on front of bottle: "TRICOPHEROUS/FOR THE SKIN/AND HAIR" pressed: on obverse: "DIRECTIONS/IN/PAMPHLET" pressed: on side: "BARRY'S" pressed: on other side: "NEW YORK"
Gallery Label: 
Counted among the assorted hair tonics shipped aboard the SS Republic from New York to New Orleans were eighty-three bottles of Barry’s "Tricopherous for The Skin and Hair." The self-declared “Professor,” Alexander C. Barry, was a New York wigmaker. Barry claimed that his father established the formula for the popular hair product in 1801. The tonic was first sold in the United States around 1842. Advertisements for Barry’s hair preparation included popular trade cards, typically featuring a beautiful woman with luxurious, long-flowing hair. The ads claimed the product was “guaranteed to restore the hair to bald heads and to make it grow thick, long and soft.” Barry’s tonic was an alcohol-based formula combined with castor oil and other fragrant oils. The product’s most active ingredient was its one-percent tincture of cantharides. Cantharides came from the dried, crushed bodies of the blister beetle or Spanish fly. The theory was that this substance would stimulate blood supply to the scalp, which in turn would promote hair-follicle growth. Cantharidin is today recognized as a toxic substance that can cause severe gastrointestinal disturbances if ingested, sometimes leading to convulsions, coma, and possible death. 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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
45178
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle: Rheumatic Syrup 1882

Classification: 
Date: 
1885-1910
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 24.8 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm )
Description: 
Amber glass medicine bottle blown in a three-part mold with down-tooled collar, rounded shoulder, square body with recessed panels, inscription "RHEUMATIC TRADE MARK SYRUP 1882" and embossed tree on obverse, inscription R. S. Co ROCHESTER.N.Y. on reverse, and base with circular depression.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1669
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "RHEUMATIC / TRADE MARK / SYRUP / 1882" in relief: on reverse: "R. S. Co / ROCHESTER.N.Y."
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1910
eMuseum Object ID: 
44849
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle w/label: Dr. Moyle's Inhaler & Catarrhal Douche

Classification: 
Date: 
1871-1885
Medium: 
Glass, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 12.4 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Square aquamarine blown glass medicine inhaler bottle with mouthpiece missing, with narrow vertical flanged neck, shoulders that slope out to form a tetrahedron, straight sides, impressed on three sides of the shoulders, paper label affixed to three sides; one panel of the label explains directions for use, another panel explains the product, the other panel gives a diagram of how to use.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1690
Marks: 
pressed: around three sides of shoulders: "DR MOYLE'S/ INHALER/ AND/ CATARRHAL /DOUCHE /PATENTED /MARCH 1871" pressed: center unlabelled side: "RM"
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1885
eMuseum Object ID: 
32260
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Miniature Jar

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 4.1 x 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine glass medicine bottle blown in a multi-part mold; cylindrical shape with edge of rim folded outward, "DR. LEIDY'S . . . ER AND ITCH OINTMENT" inscribed on side, and pontil mark on base.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1683
Marks: 
in relief: on sides: "DR. LEIDY'S / . . . ER AND ITCH OINTMENT"
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
28399
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Miniature Jar

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 4.8 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine glass medicine bottle blown in a two-part mold, with roughly cylindrical neck, narrow horizontal shoulder, cylindrical body with "MOUNSEYS PRESTON SALTS" inscribed on obverse, and pontil mark on base.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1712
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "MOUNSEYS / PRESTON / SALTS"
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
25959
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tile

Classification: 
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 5 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 12.1 x 13 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Tin-glazed earthenware tile with blue and white decoration; buff-colored body with white glaze; biblical scene of Jonah being spit up by the whale (Jonah ch. 2 v. 10); ox-head corner motifs; tile has been broken and reglued and infilled.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.735
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
25841
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Sphere (witch ball)

Classification: 
Date: 
1830-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 in. ( 13.3 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine and opaque white blown glass sphere with open pontil mark at one end and applied opaque white threads pulled up to create a loop pattern and then overlaid with colorless glass.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.979
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
25337
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Medicine bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 1 7/8 in. ( 14 x 7.3 x 4.8 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine glass medicine bottle blown in a two-part mold, with down-tooled lip, cylindrical neck, sloped down shoulder, rectangular body with flat chamfers, and lengthwise inscription "FROM THE LABORATORY OF G.W. MERCHANT CHEMIST LOCKPORT N.Y."; oval-shaped, shallow concave basal profile.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1691
Marks: 
pressed: on side of bottle: "FROM THE/LABORATORY" pressed: on front of bottle: "OF/G.W. MERCHANT/CHEMIST" pressed: on side of bottle: "LOCKPORT/N.Y."
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
25112
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Medicine bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1900
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 12.4 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Olive green glass medicine bottle blown in a two-part mold, with flanged lip, tapered out neck, fluted shoulder, six-sided body with incurved sides with lengthwise inscription "LOOMIS'S CREAM LINAMENT"; pontil mark on base.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1699
Marks: 
pressed: on bottle: "LOOMIS'S CREAM/ LINAMENT"
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
25111
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Medicine bottle

Classification: 
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 )
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1692
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
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.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
25022
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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