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Object ID 003061

Object Name McKesson's Albatum

Object Desc A box containing a jar of Albatum ointment.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002755a-c

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General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range 1950

End Year Range 1965

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords ointments,jars,McKesson & Robbins,

Title McKesson's Albatum

Description A white cardboard box with mint green and dark green designs and text. The front and back of the box lists the ingredients and claims of the product. The side labels have the directions. The top features the McKesson logo: a laurel surrounding a scale. The jar is a green with a black screw-topped cap. The front label has the same content as the front label of the box. The back label features the same directions found on the sides of the box.


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Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker McKesson & Robbins

Maker Details Founded in New York City as Olcott & McKesson by Charles Olcott and John McKesson in 1833, the business began as an importer and wholesaler of botanical drugs. In 1853, the company was renamed McKesson & Robbins following Olcott's death. The company is still in operation as a wholesaler of over the counter products and prescription medications (Now known as McKesson Corp.)

Maker Mark * McKesson & Robbins and scale logo


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Image Caption CMY2755A-C



Date MAR 5,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The box has some smudges and slight mold growth . Worn on the edges. The jar still has the ointment. The front label has faded.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin