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Object ID 004140

Object Name Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup

Object Desc 5.25 inch tall clear skinny bottle labeled "Mrs. Winslow's / Soothing Syrup" made by Curtis and Perkins Proprietors. Bottle has short neck and cork top.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004126

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 9, Shelf 22

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920

End Year Range 1940

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Mrs. Winslow's,bottles,Curtis & Perkins Proprietors,medicine,

Title Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup

Description 5.25 in tall skinny clear glass bottle with cork top. Around the sides of the bottle "Mrs.Winslow's/ Soothing Syrup" and "Curtis & Perkins / Proprietors" is embrossed on the sides. The number '26' is embrossed on the bottom of the bottle.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 1.25

Circumference 4

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Curtis & Perkins Proprietors

Maker Details Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup was one of the most successful, famous or infamous medicines from our past and was called the 'Baby Killer' by some. In 1844, Mrs. Winslow gave the recipe (a recipe to sooth teething pains for infants) to her son-in-law, Jeremiah Curtis and his partner Benjamin A. Perkins in Bangor, Maine who continued to manufacture and sell it under the name Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup. "Mrs. Winslow's" was denounced by the American Medical Association in 1911, but continued to be sold as late as 1930.

Maker Mark Curtis & Perkins Proprietors


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Image Caption CMY4126



Date APR 17,2016

Summary Good Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes Glass has no chips or scratches but has some oxidization around the outside.