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Object ID 001121

Object Name Young's Vegetable Lung Balsam

Object Desc A glass bottle with a cork containing brown liquid medicine for throat and lung complaints.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000983

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Young's Vegetable Lung Balsam,medicine,A.J. Young Medicine Co.,bottles,drug stores,pharmacy,

Title Young's Vegetable Lung Balsam

Description A glass bottle with a cork containing medicine. The bottle has two labels. On the front side the label is in english and explains what the medicine is to be used for. Such as cold and cough, etc. The label states that the medicine is good for children and that they should have .25 to .5 of a teaspoon and adults should take 1 teaspoon every three hours. The price on the bottle is 50 cents. the front label states that is was made by the A. J. Young Medicine Co. in Milwaukee on Cold Spring Ave. The Back label is the same label as the front, only in German. Both sides of the bottle have raised writing stating who and where the medicine was made. The bottle does have a cork, but it seems to be broken, so I did not attempt to open the bottle to prevent spillage.


Approx Collection Date

Height 8.5

Length 2.5

Width 1

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details 3.25 in the bottle necks circumference. 1 inch in diameter for the cork.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker A.J. Young Medicine Company

Maker Details Upon the completion of his studies he entered the employ of the Sabine Medicine Company in the capacity of salesman and remained with them for a period of twenty-nine years, from 1873 to 1902. In the latter year he engaged in the business of manufacturing proprietary medicines under the firm name of the A. J. Young Medicine Company and has since been most successfully conducting that business. The company does not appear to be in business today.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY983



Date JAN 3,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes The bottle seems to have a bit of staining. The cork is broken and I did not attempt to open the bottle to prevent damage. The labels seem to have soem edge wear as well as some staining, but still readable.


Date JAN 3,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 3,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin