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Object ID 001175

Object Name Geo. Barlow's Homemade Horseradish

Object Desc A clear empty glass bottle with label and removable cork made by Geo. Barlow's. The bottle originally contained homemade horseradish.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001016a-b

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

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords medicine,horseradish,George Barlow,bottles,drugstores,

Title Geo. Barlow's Homemade Horseradish

Description Empty clear glass bottle with a cork that used to contain horseradish. It has one label on the front of the bottle. The label is a stained and faded white background with black words. It says Geo. Barlow's homemade Horse Radish. The bottle came from 161 Juneau Ave., Milwaukee WI. The border has black asterisks, diamonds, and side ribbons.


Approx Collection Date

Height 8.25

Length 2.25

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The cork is 1.25 inches in height. 1 inch in diameter. 4.75 inches in circumference for the neck of the bottle.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Geo. Barlow's

Maker Details Horseradish has been prized for its medicinal and gastronomic qualities for centuries. In German, itís called "meerrettich" (sea radish) because it grows by the sea. Many believe the English mispronounced the German word "meer" and began calling it "mareradish." Eventually it became known as horseradish. The word "horse" is believed to denote large size and coarseness. "Radish" comes from the Latin radix meaning root. Commercial cultivation in America began in the mid 1850s, when immigrants started horseradish farms in the Midwest. By the late 1890s, a thriving horseradish industry had developed in an area of fertile soil on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. Later, smaller centers of horseradish farming sprouted in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It has the ability to stimulate the digestion, promote sweating to lower fevers, loosen phlegm, and rid the body of many harmful organisms. It is especially effective for colds and bronchitis, and urinary or gastrointestinal infections.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001016a-b



Date JAN 10,2014

Summary Very Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Bottle is in very good condition. The label is faded and stained.


Date JAN 10,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date JAN 10,2014

Summary Location change

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