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Object ID 002946

Object Name Garfield Tea Laxative & Diuretic

Object Desc A sealed box of Garfield Tea.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002655

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date 1898

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords laxatives,tea,diuretics,Garfield Tea Co.,

Title Garfield Tea Laxative & Diuretic

Description This bx contains a laxative powder made of sena, couch grass, balmony, and dandelion. This cardboard box has black type on all four sides with two price labels toward the bottom of both front and back sides of the box. The image of President James A. Garfield appears on three sides of the box. Directions, a letter from President Garfield, a warning, and advertisements for other products from the Garfiled Tea Co., Inc. are listed on the box.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.9

Length 2

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Garfield Tea Co., Inc. or Stillman Remedies Co.

Maker Details Not much is known about the company, but Stillman Remedies Co. was involved in a lawsuit over the location of production of this tea in 1888-1889.

Maker Mark Image of President Garfield


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Image Caption CMY2655



Date FEB 6,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The box is has smudges around all edges and on the sides. There is some discoloration around the box as well. In pencil, UTY is written and underlined on one of the sides. The box is sealed, but it feel like the contents are inside.


Date FEB 13,2015

Summary Status change

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

Date FEB 13,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3 from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin

Date OCT 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 4 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin