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
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 9, Shelf 22
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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
Date APR 17,2016
Summary Good Condition
Assessor Nicole Burdick
Notes Glass has no chips or scratches but has some oxidization around the outside.