Bottle w/label: Dr. Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1850
Medium: 
Glass, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. ( 16.5 x 7.3 cm )
Description: 
Glass bottle with green tint, blown in a two-part mold; down-tooled lip, cylindrical neck, sloped down shoulders, and octagonal body; paper label pasted onto bottle, and sides contain lengthwise inscription "DR. WISTARS/ BALSAM OF/ WILD CHERRY/ PHILADA."; mold seam and pontil mark on base.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1684
Marks: 
printed: on label affixed to bottle: "DR. WISTAR'S/ BALSAM OF WILD CHERRY/ FOR/ CONSUMPTION OF THE LUNGS,/ COUGHS, COLDS, ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS, WHOOP-/ ING COUGH, CROUP, INFLUENZA, HOARSENESS,/ PAINS OR SORENESS IN THE CHEST, &c." printed: on label affixed
Gallery Label: 
An example of Dr. Wistar's Cherry Balsam, published in American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry, is documented as having been blown in a private mold of Dr. John Park of Cincinnati, OH, in the 1850s. McKearin hypothesized that Dr. Park, among others, made as well as sold the balsam. The additional warning "none was genuine until signed by L. Butts" has been assigned to the east in the 1840s; all orders were to be sent to Seth E. Fowle in Boston, MA. (See Publications)
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
24988
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle: Dr's S.S. Fitch & Son ...The Queen's Toilet

Classification: 
Date: 
1830-1870
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. ( 16.2 x 6.4 x 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine glass medicine bottle blown in a two-part mold with separate base plate; with patent lip, cylindrical neck, rectangular body with flat chamfers, inscription "DRS S. S. FITCH & SON 714 BROADWAY N.Y." on obverse, "THE QUEENS TOILET" and "FOR THE COMPLEXION" on sides, and shallow circular depression in base.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1687
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "DRS S. S. FITCH & SON / 714 BROADWAY N.Y." in relief: on sides: "THE QUEENS TOILET" and "FOR THE COMPLEXION"
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: 
24985
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1925
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 22.2 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Opaque white glass bottle blown in a two-part mold with a base plate; tall neck with flanged lip, sloping shoulders, and cylindrical body with black band at rim and painted inscription in script, "Witch Hazel."
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1659a
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: 
1925
eMuseum Object ID: 
24909
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle: Pine Tree Tar Cordial Phil A 1859

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1875
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 25.1 x 7.3 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Emerald green glass medicine bottle blown in a three-part mold with down-tooled collar, cylindrical neck, curved short shoulder, square body with chamfered corners, embossed pine tree and inscription "PATENT 1859" on one side, inscriptions "L.Q.C.WISHART'S" and "PINE TREE TAR CORDIAL PHIL A" on two of the other sides, and base with circular depression.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1668
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "L.Q.C.WISHART'S" in relief: on side adjacent to obverse: "PINE TREE / TAR CORDIAL / PHIL A" in relief: on reverse: "PATENT / 1859"
Gallery Label: 
Lucius Q. C. Wishart started business as a paint dealer and grocer in Philadelphia, but after patenting his Pine Tree Tar Cordial in 1859, he entered the field of patent medicines; from 1860 through 1873 his listings in the city directories included "patent medicine," "druggist," and "physician" (see McKearin and Wilson, "American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry," p. 304).
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
24552
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cruet with stopper

Classification: 
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 15.9 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Blue non-lead glass toilet bottle blown in a three-part mold (McKearin GI-3 Type 2) with a tapered cylindrical neck and flanged lip, barrel-shaped body with sloping shoulders molded with overall pattern of 28 swirled ribs, base with molded concentric circles (McKearin Ringed Type III) and pontil mark, and solid stopper with ball finial on wafer with tapered plug.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1015ab
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: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
24295
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle: Brant's Indian Pulmonary Balsam...

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 2 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine glass medicine bottle blown in a three-part mold with down-tooled collar, cylindrical neck, short nearly flat shoulder, octagonal body with lengthwise inscription "BRANT'S INDIAN PULMONARY BALSAM M. T. WALLACE PROPRIETOR," and circular depression and pontil mark on base.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1682
Marks: 
in relief (lengthwise): on three contiguous sides: "BRANT'S INDIAN / PULMONARY BALSAM / M. T. WALLACE / PROPRIETOR"
Gallery Label: 
A number of nineteenth-century physicians in the U.S. dispensed "Indian" medicines. Whether or not such cures were actually based on Indian remedies, the name carried that implication and inspired public confidence. (See McKearin and Wilson, "American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry," p. 297.)
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
24086
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle: Dr D.Jayne's Alternative...

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 2 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 18.4 x 7.3 x 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine glass medicine bottle blown in a two-part mold with down-tooled collar, cylindrical neck, rounded rectangular body with recessed panel with arched top on obverse containing lengthwise inscription "DR D. JAYNE'S ALTERATIVE 84 CHEST. ST. PHILA," and mold seam and pontil mark on base.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1686
Marks: 
in relief (lengthwise): on obverse: "DR D. JAYNE'S / ALTERATIVE / 84CHEST.ST.PHILA"
Gallery Label: 
In 1846 Dr. David Jayne and his sons, David W. and Eben C., formed "David Jayne & Sons, Proprietors of Jaynes Family medicine." Philadelphia city directories list "David Jayne & Sons, druggists" at 84 Chestnut Street from 1851 until 1858. Jayne's Alterative was a treatment for scrofula, goiter, cancer, and diseases of the skin and bones. (See McKearin and Wilson, "American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry," pp. 296-297.)
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
24083
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Medicine bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1880-1890
Medium: 
Glass, cork
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 3 x 1 3/4 in. ( 22.9 x 7.6 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine glass bottle blown in a full-sized, two-part mold with a hand-tooled finish; bottle is rectangular with inset panels embossed with "THE GREAT DR KILMER'S SWAMP ROOT KIDNEY, LIVER, AND BLADDER CURE SPECIFIC," "DR KILMER & CO," and "BINGHAMTON NY" with two applied paper labels detailing the medicinal qualities, dosage, and price of the medicine; base is flat with diagonal mold seam and central circular indentation; with cork.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1672
Marks: 
embossed: on obverse; "THE GREAT/ DR KILMER'S/ SWAMP/ ROOT/ KIDNEY/ LIVER 7/ BLADDER/ CURE/ SPECIFIC" embossed: on sides; "DR KILMER & CO" and "BINGHAMPTON NY" printed: paper label; "NEW LABEL ADOPTED MARCH 1833/ DR. KILMERS..." printed: paper label "
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: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
23912
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1805
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 4 1/4 in. ( 25.4 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Olive green, non-lead, blown glass bottle with applied seal marked "I Chandler 1805;" bottle blown in dip mold and has cylindrical neck with applied V-shaped string rim, rounded shoulders, and a squat cylindrical body with a push-up and pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1656
Marks: 
stamped: on seal; I/ Chandler/ 1805"
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: 
1805
eMuseum Object ID: 
23844
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Figured flask

Classification: 
Date: 
1826-1835
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 5 x 2 1/2 in. ( 18.4 x 12.7 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Green non-lead glass figured flask blown in a full-size two-part mold (McKearin GI-14) with hand-tooled cylindrical finish and ovoid body; on obverse, portrait of George Washington with inscription "GENERAL WASHINGTON" in oval frame; on reverse, in oval frame, American eagle grasping cartouche with inscription "T. W. D" with rays and inscription "E PLURIBUS UNUM" above eagle; on sides, inscription "KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA / ADAMS & JEFFERSON JULY 4. A. D. 1776"; oval base with blowpipe mark.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.743
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "GENERAL WASHINGTON" in relief: on reverse: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "T. W. D" in relief: on sides: "KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA / ADAMS & JEFFERSON JULY 4. A. D. 1776"
Gallery Label: 
This flask commemorates the deaths of Adams and Jefferson which occurred on July 4, 1826. "T. W. D" stands for Thomas W. Dyott, owner of Kensington Glass Works.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1835
eMuseum Object ID: 
23642
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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