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Object ID 002959

Object Name Milks Emulsion

Object Desc A glass bottle of a laxative.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002667

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 1900

End Year Range 1920

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords laxatives,Milks Emulsion,bottles,

Title Milks Emulsion

Description A dark amber glass bottle with solidified mass inside. The label is cream with red, blue, and a yellow-green. The lid made of metal. Says "Milks Emulsion Natures Remedy" with a prortrait of a moustached man. Lists claims and manufacture information. Milks Emulsion is embossed on the back of the bottle. It is missing its original box.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2

Circumference 6.28

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Milks Emulsion

Maker Details The brand was formed in Terre Haute, Indiana in the late 19th century. From 1916-1919, the brand was involved in numerous misbrand claims by the FDA. Not much is known after 1919.

Maker Mark Milks Emulsion embossed on side.


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Image Caption CMY2667



Date FEB 13,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The glass does not appear to have any chips or cracks. The lid has slight wear to it. The label has a few discolorations and a few tears around its edges.


Date FEB 19,2015

Summary Status change

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

Date FEB 19,2015

Summary Location change

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