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Items in the Pinkham Collection Collection
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound bottle
During the heyday of nineteenth-century patent medicines, one of the most common bottled remedies was Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, first marketed in 1873. Advertised as "A Positive Cure," it was intended "For all those painful Complaints…
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound bottle with label
This bottle of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound features its' original typewritten paper label, as well as raised embossed lettering on the back panel of the bottle.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Liver Pills box
Lydia E. Pinkham's products also included Lydia E. Pinkham's Liver Pills, advertised to "cure constipation, biliousness, and torpidity of the liver." Another popular Pinkham remedy was "Lydia E. Pinkham's Herb Medicine," which was said to be "a…
Pinkham Medicine Company pouch
This red leather pouch is embossed "COMPLIMENTS OF/THE LYDIA E. PINKHAM MEDICINE CO." and was probably a part of an advertising giveaway.
Pinkham Vegetable Compound trade card
This trade card is an advertisement for Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, a popular "herbal" remedy for "female complaints" in the Victorian era.
Hall of Alternative Medicine
Patent Medicine Exhibit