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Box of Indian Herbs Brand laxative tablets with a depiction of a stereotypical Native American man, c. 1960. The label claims that the tablets are "composed of derivatives of Indian herbs used from olden times by the Indians." The front of the box…
Package of Scullcap Leaves (Acutellaria) from Murray & NIckell, c. 1895, and a tin of scullcap leaves from a c. 1895 Parke, Davis and Co. Materia Medica case.
Box for Wm. Penn Panatela, America's Great Cigar, c. 1920, featuring an image of William Penn with a stereotypical depiction of a Native American man and woman.
Picture of delivery truck for Chief Two Moon Herb Co., c. 1925.
Panels for "Our Shared Future" Historical exhibit at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2021. The panels discuss the history of the Ho-Chunk Nation and other Native/Indigenous groups in the state of Wisconsin
Empty bottle of Red Chief Lightnin Liniment, c. 1925, from the Red Chief Chemical Co., of Memphis, Tennessee. The directions read, "For external use: Apply freely to parts affected. Internal: Adult dose: 10 drops in teaspoonful of sugar. Children 3…
Box for an eight ounce bottle of Ma-Wan-Ka, "the great remedy for stomach liver and kidneys," by the Ba-Ha-Ni Laboratory, Inc., of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, c. 1940. The box claims it is "an excellent tonic [that] improves appetite [and] aids…
Box for eight ounce bottle of Ton-E-Ka Herb Tonic from the Ton-E-Ka Tonic Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, c. 1910. The box says the tonic is "non-alcoholic" and "non-narcotic" and promises a "great system tonic for stomach, liver, kidney, bowels, and…
One-fourth pint bottle labelled "Fluid Extract No. 395 Sarsaparilla U.S.P.," c. 1945, from Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, Indiana.
An Eli Lilly & Company Jar of Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga), c. 1915.
Bottle of fluid extract of wild cherry bark from Eli Lilly & Co., c. 1910, and tin of wild cherry extract from a c. 1895 Parke, Davis and Co. Materia Medica case.
Tin of Witch Hazel from a c. 1895 Parke, Davis and Co. Materia Medica case.
Package of Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) from Allaire, Woodward, and Co., in Peoria, Illinois, c. 1895, and a tin of Yarrow from a c. 1895 Parke, Davis and Co. Materia Medica case.
A box containing several ampules of Echinacea Angustifolia for hypodermic use by the Luyties Pharmacal Company of St. Louis, Missouri. Each ampule contains 30 Minims. The directions read, "Break the neck of the bulb and insert the hypodermic needle.…
Package of mugwort or "Artemisia Vulgaris" leaves featuring decorative botanical illustration, c. 1895. The package lists the product as being produced by "Allaire, Woodward and Co." in "Peoria, Ill."
A H.K. Mulford bottle of Fluid Extract of Hydrastis, c. 1920.
Jar of Bearberry (Uva Ursi) from Eli Lilly & Company, c. 1910, and package of bearberry (Uva Ursi) from the S.B. Penick & Co., of New York, c. 1950.
Tin of Indian Tobacco from a c. 1895 Parke, Davis and Co. Materia Medica case.
Eli Lilly & Company jar of Indian Tobacco (Lobelia), c. 1910.
The Burroughs, Wellcome & Co., booth at the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition appropriated unnamed Native Americans dressed in traditional clothing to advertise its medicinal natural plant extracts, which, the company said, had long been used by…
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