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Object ID 003927

Object Name Lydia E. Pinkham's vegetable compound

Object Desc Two pink boxes with glass bottles and cardboard sleeves.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003932a-g

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

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords women's care,vegetable compound,Lydia E. Pinkham's,medicine,tonic,

Title Lydia E. Pinkham's vegetable compound

Description Two pink cardboard containers. One container has more black trim, lettering and decoration than the other. Two glass containers with labels. Both are almost completely filled with black liquid. Two cardboard sleeves. One ad is included. Is for reliveing hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. Contains Vitamin B1. 15% and 13.5% alcohol content.


Approx Collection Date

Height 8.5

Length 3.75

Width 2.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details measured the box.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Lydia E. Pinkham's

Maker Details Was a shrewd businesswoman of women's tonics that relived menustration pains and menopausal pains. 1819-1883. From Lynn, Massachutes.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3932a-g



Date DEC 5,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes One box is dented and worn along the edges, and has no lid. The other container has 149 written on it. The ad included is folded over and worn.