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Object ID 003095

Object Name St. Joseph's Powdered Alum

Object Desc Orange and black cardboard box of alum.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002788

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords medicine,alum,St. Joseph's,boxes,

Title St. Joseph's Powdered Alum

Description Gold and black cardoard box of alum, striped design, printing all over includes: directions for use, an ad for St. Joseph's asprin, weight and logo; contents included


Approx Collection Date

Height 4

Length 2.5

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 4

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker St. Joseph's

Maker Details St. Joseph was founded in 1887 by a Bavarian immigrant, Leopold Gerstle. Leopold started his business in a small drug store in Bluff City, Tennessee, the Gerstle Medicine Co., which was the forerunner of what was to become the St. Joseph Medicine Co. Itís believed that Leopold spent some time in St. Joseph, Missouri, prior to settling in Tennessee and combined with that, he was also likely inspired by St. Joseph, patron saint of families, children and the sick.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2788



Date MAR 13,2015

Summary good

Assessor Megan Hindman

Notes some wear, contents leaking a little, tape repairs tear on top


Date MAR 13,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to On-Site Storage from Candy exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 20,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3 from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 6,2015

Summary Location change

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