Object ID 003126
Object Name Alvita Tonic Tablets
Object Desc A cardboard box with tablets and a pamphlet.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002818a-d
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 4
Start Year Range 1920
End Year Range 1930
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords tablets,tonic,vitamins,quack medicines,California Alfalfa Products,
Title Alvita Tonic Tablets
Description A white cardboard box with a slide/drawer. The sleeve of the box features red, green, and black designs and text. Around the sleeve, it lists the ingredients, the price, the manufacturer information, claims, and directions. Alvita is in red script on the top and sides of the sleeve. Inside, there is a folded pamphlet with directions and product information. There are dark reddish-brown tablets inside.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker The California Alfalfa Products Co.
Maker Details The company was created in Pasadena, California prior to 1923. Sued by FDA in 1930 for misbranding of the Alvita tablets.
Maker Mark The California Alfalfa Products Co.
Date MAR 20,2015
Assessor Christine Jankowski
Notes The box is discolored from age and dust. The sleeve has a few tears around the edges. Most of the pills are still intact.
Date AUG 1,2015
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 4 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin